the things that make us human

This ritual is dedicated to the things that make us human.  Postcards, rocking chairs, rain storms, eye contact.  Kissing.
This ritual is dedicated to staying in bed sick.  Mending socks.  Crows at sunset.  Senior citizens.

My humanness is under attack daily.  Devices, commercials, aspiration, plastic containers.  Coffins.
Tooth whitening, auto-tuning,  retouching, CGI.
Franchises, junk mail, Parking Assist, TSA.
Arbitration, overtime, sidewalks, outsourcing.
Right angles.

Everywhere I see them and feel dehumanized.

I dedicate this ritual to my grampy, my father, Scott S, Don C, Kristina N and Regina L.  I honor Teddy B and Marti M.  And I vow to subvert this robot reality through rebellious acts of humanness.  Live theatre, books, octagons, nudity, veganity and necking in the back seat of an old Buick.

We are renegades, we who swing in hammocks and hold hands.  We are dangerous, we who refuse prescriptions and grow marijuana.  This ritual is dedicated to the things that make us human.  The journey of seeking that and finding it every day.






  1. Don

    March 21st, 2016 7:07

    Grateful and proud to be a small part of your life.

    What a wonderful family. Is that you behind bars?


    • Tonya Kay

      March 21st, 2016 7:10

      Not so small. I’m the blonde.


      • Don

        March 21st, 2016 7:14


        Tiny Tonya, cutie pie. You must admit a resemblance.

        I look more like everybody’s cousin. My sisters and I look nothing alike, which works out for them.


        • Tonya Kay

          March 27th, 2016 2:13

          Yip. I am related to my family. It’s clear. And do all your siblings have the same parents both?


          • Don

            March 27th, 2016 6:27

            Two sisters, way to beautiful to be related to me, and an adopted brother (who is totally healthful and green.) Proud of all three! All between 6 and 12 years younger.

  2. SkinnyDevil

    March 26th, 2016 18:51

    Damn. That was the best thing I’ve read all day.


    • Tonya Kay

      March 27th, 2016 2:14

      from a reader. sincerely, thanks. and it’s how i feel and … SD, I am looking through the deep place sot of center of the earth. same eyes, but the interpreter is wiser or … older. And it’s yummy.


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