Strips Of Life

The Pirate Inside

Posted in Uncategorized by Bennett Klein on April 23, 2010


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  1. Anna said, on April 25, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Evan and Mae are immersed in their texting and gaming until they catch a glimpse from their peripheral vision of a photo of their Mother wearing strange glasses with a design that has not been seen on the planet during this century. Evan naturally vigilent about matters of security, wonders if wearing these glasses put his mother, as a child, at risk of danger, but Jane sets him straight in a way that only Jane can. To Mae the photo of her mother with the glasses and the huge eye patch, seems both amusing and disquieting. Also in another part of her mind, Mae wonders if kids in those days who had to wear glasses of that nature could as adults, now join up in a class action suit against the eye glass companies, as a money making venture.


    • Bennett Klein said, on April 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

      Haha, I think we all, to paraphrase Thoreau, spend our lives with a hint of quiet desperation, often through pure empathy…

  2. Anna said, on April 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Jane – “Besides there was this kid in the class who had his eye on me.” I used the patch as my strategy of avoidance.”

    Evan “Did it work?”

    Jane “One sharp glance sideways from my patched eye, was enough to eliminate the problem.”

    Mae “I have to try that. “

    • Bennett Klein said, on April 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

      Hey Anna, you and your sister are chronic re-writers of material, and both profoundly brilliant…

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