Tuesday’s Child


As it happens I was born on a Tuesday.   I don’t know what this means exactly other then the childhood nursery poem: 

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay. 

Well I am not bonny and blithe so the Sabbath is out.  But I am not exactly full of grace either.  There are several fictional books about Tuesday’s child.  The heroin usually is in search of grace rather than already possessing it.  Maybe that is me, in search of grace.   The title has also lent itself to charities and charitable events surrounding children.  

Kollwitz - Hungery Kids

As I approach 50 this year I hope to do it with a little bit of grace and dignity.  I had 365 days to lose weight and get in shape, that’s not going to happen now, with less than 4 months to go, but maybe I will start on Tuesday.  I always start the day with an inner voice telling me that today I will conquer my challenges and start living a healthy life.  By lunch time these voices fade to a whisper and by dinner time all bets are off. 

This Tuesday’s Child is full of hunger! 

Now, if I could transfer that energy to a more useful meaningful life that would be heaven.

Jocelyn Shipley's Hungry Man

And if this picture doesn’t make you lose your appetite, nothing will.

4 Responses to “Tuesday’s Child”

  1. Oh no – I must be full of woe!

  2. I don’t got no money
    All I got’s a name
    The future’s lookin’ hazy
    But who can I blame
    Oh woe is me, oh woe is me
    -Joan Jett

  3. if you are full of grace, you get to be a Legion of Mary.

  4. I did dress up as a Mexican drug lord for Halloween one year. My shirt had a sparkling image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the front and back. Probably not the same thing!

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