The Currents of my Thoughts
The “clatter” in my mind of all the things I wish to write about builds to a crescendo that needs quieting to successfully produce something I would be proud of. Some of those thoughts run rampant, crowding in my brain, one crashing into another, giving no space for one before another totally unrelated to the other, pushes aside the previous thought. Stories from my past race by, with barely a second to catch a glimpse of how to recreate a moment of joy, fear, excitements and laughter that is noteworthy to me.
I want to share my feelings, the emotional passions and panics with other readers. I desire to create stories from the things that Scott Beckum, Plinky, and the WordPress Staff so generously offer as thought-provoking topics to reflect on such as: the “secret” faux pas my husband made on our honeymoon that was to funny not to share (and told my husband I would be telling everyone), the story of the best gift I ever received (freedom), memories of the family antics, emotional connections with people past and present, experiences (both adventuresome and frightening) I’ve had over the years dealing with a mental illness I did not know I had till about 12 years ago…..
The fear that grips me when I do not meet the mark I set for myself causing me to want to mark the blog private instead of public…a delusion one can have fame and privacy in the same space of time….
My ego wants your approval, pretends it really doesn’t matter. After all, what part of this is going to matter to me 100 years from now? Answer: None of it!
A peace comes over me as I breathe out a tiny portion of those overflowing thoughts on this page.
Image by Old Shoe Woman via Flickr
Today is the day my son was born many, many years ago. I am so pleased with him, how he takes care of me, looks in on me, and buys me techno stuff that he has to teach me to use.
One such item was an iPhone, two years ago, when they were relatively still new on the market, maybe. To this day, I have not learned how to download from the apps store. I did download the King Neptune’s Charter Fishing tours, and Craigslist, but anything else was to technical for me.
However, my life was definitely influenced by this gift. You see, I will never forget, after just six months of ownership , one of the features became second nature, an expected techno to work on other things.
You see, I still watch a television that has small screen with a thick back and is heavy to move. One day, on my couch, I reached out with my thumb and forefinger, separating them in the air in an attempt to widen the screen for better viewing.
I felt like an idiot, but laughed just the same.
I surfed around WordPress’s Freshly Pressed and found this lovely new blog. It’s a real promise of laughter to come as Joel has just started his blog, and it’s a hoot!
Talk about new!!! Just created this month, it is too funny. At least to me. Keep up the good work Joel, all the best to you.
Well, I have to get back to my other work, see ya tomorrow.
Recently I found a blog that agrees with me, and has some documented statements that support the idea that humor (especially the bust a gut laughter kind) actually HEALS the body and soul.
I will indeed have to look for it again, as i got so excited wanting to write about it for my Random Blog reading challenge, that i closed it out…However, I did capture the link: HUMOR HELPS YOU HEAL
Wanna see the best picture for this weeks challenge??My vote goes to Barb with Curiosity! Awww~a Never share the stage with animals or children, they’ll upstage you every time.
I have not left a comment to all the places I visited today, but have a plan for tomorrow. and even though this place is not a “new” blogger, I feel it is worth my attention. I want to come back and read more later. So for now, this is my RBR for today.
Tomorrow, the plan is to write a review of blogs that have me laughing!!! May be I will attempt a poll as well.
See you then.
Today, I decided to blog hop. I am finding blogs that I can click the “like” button a couple of times on each, or at least once. This is a part of my commitment to random blog reading/commenting this week. While I don’t speak Spanish, my first blogger was Edison Camara, and he is achieving a goal of a healthy body, and writes about it in English as well.
Then Stacey, “Walk a Mile in my Shoes,” another fellow blogger I found because she first found me. She’s got some awesome photos, as well as neat stuff to say. I was particularly fond of her poetry page. Check it out here: Poetry in Motion.
Then out of the blue, using WordPress’s postaday directory, I chose Rochelle0704, and loved her “My Favorite Sounds” post from WordPress’s daily topics. While the entire post reflects much of my feelings, I especially liked her last comment…I too want to someday hear something beautiful coming from my mouth in a singing celebration.
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There is a movement going on started by one of my favorite blogger’s, that I find pretty darn cool. It is a challenge to read/comment on at least two new blog post a day. A day. Okay, let me repeat myself, A DAY! I accept this challenge, and hope to carry out the task. Adding random acts of kindness, a challenge that shouldn’t be limited to a special week, but rather performed several times throughout the year, is a great reminder of they way we should treat one another all the time.
So, I’ve added the random blog reading to my list of activities this week, (thank you Rosemary!)….hope to find ways of promoting other’s blogs this week, and commenting on them here in my WordPress‘s daily challenge of posting this week. One thing this challenge will do for me is to hone some of these backtrack, er, trackback pingy things…oh, you know what I mean, or else you are in my boat too, and we are without a captain. 😐
And if I have an inspired (writing) geniuses of my own, I will attempt at least to give a summary of it…Not so much for your viewing pleasure, as it is to remind me of what it was I thought about, so I can attend to it sometime throughout this year.
The “Random Acts” thing, well, I think I already do that, so I don’t need to join that…..or list any act that I have done, or will do, that is between me and my God, Jehovah.
Today brought nothing but agitation and frustration. It’s just one of those days when absolutely every turn produced some sort of frustration….well, let me back track cause there was good in this day, I just was focusing on all the negative stuff that kept rolling in, seemingly not one break but in the end EVERYTHING IS OKAY!
I’ll tell you tomorrow about what good was in it. 🙂
A slow-moving blond elderly woman of undetermined age walks through our complex, picking up trash as she goes. I thought she lived near by, because I see her nearly everyday.
Today, I stopped her and asked if I could share something with her that I had bought yesterday at an incredibility great value. She said yes, and when I gave it to her, she assured me she would share it with another woman that doesn’t have much, and doesn’t get around very well. Then she began telling me about the mugging she experienced. Horrified by the details, I stood in awe as this beautiful woman told her story. Continue reading
I am extremely intelligent and good-looking.
Whattt?!!! You don’t believe me?!??
Hey, no body’s looking but me, I measure up just fine to my self, thank you.
A marriage made in haste is a pizza parlor with a Help Wanted sign in a colored plastic window beside the entrance, a horde of the community’s hoi polloi, standing, pressed together on a Friday night, PLEASE WAIT TO BE SEATED the only invitation.
At last, a table is ready. It seats only one, in the corner, dimly lit, beside a door wailing: EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY. One takes the chair in hungry desperation. What’s that? The waitress quits, the cook walks out, and the manager takes your order.
A chilling air blows endlessly across one shoulder.
Eons go by before the order arrives, blistering hot on an aluminum platter. Whetted appetite ravenously devours a slice, and a cockroach sedate, sliced in eights.
Author: K. Kelley, 1990