Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Here are some of the things which were prohibited by my father. Perhaps someday I can turn some of this into a poem. Right now the muse is not with me. But I want to get prohibitions out into the open. They need to be denied. Perhaps some of you who visit this blog had similar illogical and irrational prohibitions in your family system.

Don't sneeze.
Don't cough.
Don't chew raw vegetables so that they make sounds when bitten or chewed.
Don't make mistakes.
Don't show any weakness.
Don't get sick.
Don't think for yourself.
Don't show affection.
Don't show sadness.
Don't laugh unless laughing at Dad's jokes.
Don't express your own opinions.