The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Pipe & a Beer

In a dream I had last night, I was sitting around a campfire at a campsite at dusk, friends and family from all around... our tents up, and I was having a few nice glasses of a dark, "hoppy" beer and smoking several bowls of a few different pipe tobaccos.  I was my current, old, codgery self, but the folks around me seemed more to be in the late 1970s in terms of their appearance, and mannerisms.  It felt serene and peaceful, even with me askew in age to my friends and family.

The pipe smoking of the dream kept permeating my mind while I was running this morning, and it was a bit difficult to concentrate on running and praying the rosary.



Blogger Ol'Buzzard said...

I miss it too. The older I get the more I think - why am I denying myself something that brings me so much pleasure? My years are numbered; but every year counts.

Could I start back in moderation and not effectively effect my health? Smokers get hooked on inhaling tobacco, but pipe smoking is more than the tobacco, there is a comfort in the pipe that cigarette smokers don't understand: the smell of the tobacco blends, the feel of the pipe in the hand - an old friend, and puffing on the stem...

The question is what would I be trading off?
the Ol'Buzzard

Wednesday, 01 July, 2020  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

I keep contemplating it too. Could there be a way to return to it safely?

Wednesday, 01 July, 2020  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

I never liked smoking explanation..just? didn't like it.

Wednesday, 01 July, 2020  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

I have never actually tried marijuana. I have occasionally been curious as to what it is like.

But, pipe tobacco has been something I have always been fond of, even as a little kid, even before I tried it.


Wednesday, 01 July, 2020  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

Off top my head sound like you could relax a little.

Wednesday, 01 July, 2020  
Blogger GaP said...

Professor....It's obvious that you miss the pipe and the leaf...It haunts your dreams and everything. It gave you pleasure and presumably those around you pleasure... I remember earlier entries, how poetic you waxed about the ancient, venerable art, how vivid the descriptions were. Was your health in danger before you abstained? It sounds like you're trying to talk yourself back into it. If no harm was coming of it....why not?

Saturday, 04 July, 2020  

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