Someone thought they were being clever when they read the prior post and asked me to describe the outside of June.
I suggested they carefully consider what questions they ask me to answer because I might provide an honest answer.
Don’t ask me if I think someone else is attractive, if those pants make you look fat or if you did something foolish unless you are prepared and interested in the answer.
It doesn’t mean I will be rude or obnoxious in my response or even that I will because I might choose not to but I share it because I find it irritating to be asked questions that people don’t want answered.
That includes asking me how I am doing because all too often it is treated as perfunctory inquiry by people who don’t care about the answer.
Anyhoo, I responded by asking if they wanted to hear about dark hair and long legs or endless blue skies above deep blue seas with the sounds of seagulls and people walking a pier.
Before they could answer I added graduations, ice cream trucks and barbecues.
Love That Song
If that song doesn’t make you tap your foot or get you smiling I’ll cock my head to the side and wonder where the disconnect is.
Doesn’t always have to get that response, you could have a bad day or some other something and not feel it, but that should be more of an exception and not the rule.
Made a pilgrimage to the place where this blogging started and spent a little time thinking about how I got there and how it led here.
It is a hell of a story that makes me shake my head in a good way. Wasn’t planned or given much thought, it sort of just happened and well here I am.
If you are one of the long time readers you know I like Hans Zimmer soundtracks and that it is not uncommon for me to use this piece as a writing companion.
There was a moment today in which I had a conversation with my eldest and thought a bit about a particular quote and told him I applied it to him and I.
“You’ve grown stronger here than I ever could have imagined. The only way to know how strong, is to keep testing your limits.”
I want him to understand that so much of what we accomplish or do not is based upon self imposed restriction and fears about what might or might not happen.
That doesn’t always change as we age and sometimes it gets worse because we feel like there are more reasons not to take a chance.
It is not something I view as being a good thing. One ought not be reckless but one ought not fear trying to improve circumstances and situations because opportunity does knock.
I would rather fly and fail than fail to fly because I wasn’t willing to see if my wings worked. So sometimes I am willing to jump off of the cliff and see what happens.
We can be resourceful when opportunity and necessity coincide.