Why I Won’t Eat Grass

One of the things I love to do in early Spring is watch the newborn lambs. They seem to come into this world with such a zest for life. Everything is exciting, new, fresh, they are out and ready for action. But as time goes on I guess they see the older sheep around them, looking at the ground, just eating grass, and sure enough these once vibrant creatures join the influence of the masses that surround them.

Human children are born entirely dependent, they take years to learn to skip, jump in puddles, play. As we grow we notice that we are surrounded by adults who, like the older sheep, have taken off their puddle-splashing wellies, and now just eat grass. The fire has gone from their belly, it seems that they too have forgotten how to do anything else.

It’s a challenge not to join them. I mean, it looks so easy just to give in and conform sometimes – like the easiest thing in the world. Go on, just have a taste, once you try it you’ll love it, it’s so easy, it takes all the pain away, you don’t have to try anymore. Go on, have a taste.

Not a bloody chance!

6 responses to “Why I Won’t Eat Grass”

  1. Hi, found your blog through your tracks on the dark britannica compilation. I’m enjoying my exploration of your music.
    This post made me laugh, because I’ve been eating grass for years and am now in the process of reclaiming my inner lamb! You’re right, it’s all too easy to munch away contentedly.

  2. You mean there are actually people out there who DON’T splash in puddles !? Not even when nobody is looking ?
    These must be the same people who wear shoes all year round and don’t climb trees.
    You’re right….not a bloody chance !

  3. hehe I am 19, and I’ll never grow up! find the biggest puddle and I will be there… I will never fall into the “leave school, get a job, retire, die” thing!!
    I am free, a free spirit, sure I work, but I don’t waste my money on drink, smokes or drugs.. I travel the world, play my guitar and live happy! (most of that from Damh’s music)
    Peace bb 🙂

  4. Well, I’m definately a girl who loves her wellies. Puddle jumping, rolling in leaves, rock pooling – all are musts. Big Tom has given up being embarrassed about the wife and now joins in. I think it very important to keep a bit of kid about you.
    So Damh – when are you coming out to play next!?

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