Why Is It?

Why is it there are so many things to wonder about? Why is it I think of things to wonder about, then don’t remember what it was I was asking about a little later? I’m going to stick to my story, which is my hard drive is so full of so much wisdom that it takes a long time to sort through the data to find that one little file that would answer that question. Or maybe lots of questions.


Why is it I never ever develop an interest that remains a reasonable interest, instead of always turning into an obsession. Come on over, look around my house, look in all those cupboards, closets, hidden crannies, and you will know what it is I’ve been interested in over the years. It becomes obvious that my interests have a shelf life. There are, for instance, all those containers of yarn (decorative containers, at least) stored on the shelves of my bookcases – purchased when knitting was my passion and I went into a buying frenzy when in the yarn aisles of stores. Then there are the small containers and containers and containers of beads, bought when beading was my passion and I went into a buying frenzy when in a bead store – whether in real life or virtually. Now – it is alcohol inks, alcohol ink and india ink markers – all things related – along with the surfaces upon which the inks and markers can be used – Yupo paper, mineral paper, ceramic tiles – the list goes on. Back a bit further, there was digital scrapbooking, spurred on by the gigabytes of photos taken and stored on my computer. That covers only the past few years, folks – no need to dredge up ancient history, right?


Why is it when I am folding newly washed and dried laundry, I feel compelled to sort my multi-colored undergarments so that the colors are separated and the same hues are not worn on successive days. Why, I ask myself, does that even matter?

Why is it I can so long resist starting some projects – something that must be done, but that I don’t want to do – when the reality is it would take so little time to complete, and then I could stop nagging myself about it? I do nag myself a lot. I don’t listen well though, hence, much is undone.


Why is it I’m even asking these questions? Really? Does it matter? Do you care? I’d guess not, but here we are, aren’t we? This post is accompanied by photos of the skies, taken over the past month or perhaps a little more. Something I don’t question, even though I could not explain why the skies present so many different faces. It’s a relief, isn’t it, to have something that doesn’t need to be questioned?

We are on the verge of what might be a historical event – the first presidential debate tonight. Let me rephrase that – the first debate of the presidential candidates. There is no assurance that the debate itself will be presidential. I make no promises that I will watch the entire two hours – my tolerance level may not be high enough.

Why is it we no longer trust?

I end now with the wish that your life is enough, and with a photo that is more peaceful than the world around us.


About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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17 Responses to Why Is It?

  1. dawnkinster says:

    I know. I promised husband I’d watch the debate tonight with him. I am dreading it. I don’t know how I can possibly sit through it. I think I will bake and watch it from the kitchen.

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  2. loisajay says:

    I will watch because I feel like I will truly miss something if I don’t. What will I miss? I have no idea which makes it even more compelling that I watch. Your photos are beautiful, Carol.

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  3. Sheri B says:

    I read a comment in our local newspaper that the only way to watch the debate was with LOTS OF BEER/WINE/BOOZE!!!! We’re going to pass and not watch. I’ll hear enough about it in the coming days.

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  4. Sheri B says:

    Oh, GORGEOUS pictures, Carol!!

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  5. We all go through phases where we try new things. Good for you for learning new skills and hobbies. As much as I love your latest, those sunset photos are beautiful. I especially like the first one where the clouds are in an unusual cotton ball formation and highlighted with spectacular colors. The good news is, even after the debates those sunsets will still be there.

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  6. Jenna Dee says:

    I totally relate to everything you’ve described about yourself in this post. It’s heartening to know I’m not alone in the way I think and do things. The photos are beautiful too.

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  7. We all have our things about us that drive ourselves crazy.
    I wonder why that is… πŸ˜‰

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  8. Carol β€” I’m typing this response from rural Montant where the internet connection is sketchy (somewhat akin to smoke signals). I simply wanted to let you know I’d been here. No debate for us this evening.

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  9. LG says:

    I ask the same questions in life (except the presidential debate one, because I don’t give a hoot), but the difference is that I don’t hold on to the stuff once the shelf-life of the interest has expired. I am known to have thrown away 10 years of blog posts because my interest in that blog died.

    That aside, these questions plague every human being, I suppose. The beauty of life is that there are no answers.

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  10. Your sky photos are lovely. I can relate to some of the Whys in your post – particularly the one about not wanting to get started on a task even though it will only take a short time to complete. I like to think that your cupboards and containers of yarn, beads and inks are just resting, waiting for you to take them up again. πŸ™‚

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  11. Karma says:

    Love your sky photos. I think the thing about the interests changing over time is normal – as we grow and become different people with our experiences, our interests change too. I had the knitting thing for a while too, but luckily didn’t overload on yarn. I have an overflowing case full of fabric scraps from when quilting was my thing, I still love photography but alas my camera and lovely lenses often sit unused. Blogging too! In my early years of it I was so very regular and now I’ve been lucky to get a few posts up this year! But I still love reading yours! πŸ™‚

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    • Carol says:

      I also did the quilting thing, but when that ended I found a woman to pass the fabrics on to. My blogging has slowed down considerably, but I try to post at least once a week. Which means I need to start thinking about it.


  12. Heather says:

    I tend only to develop interests enough to accomplish a task with a reasonable amount of skill. I’ve learned the basics of refinishing woods, and have a few pieces in my house that otherwise would’ve been garbage. I’ve only collected the kitchen utensils I’ll use instead of having a tin and gadget for everything possible. I have the same sewing machine I was gifted years ago, and I’ve used it to make curtains, upholstery, and dog beds. But I can’t do anything intricate.
    Photography is different. That one really took hold πŸ˜‰ We won’t talk about what I’ve collected there.
    Those debates on TV? Not worth watching. Check FB for reactions from those not on the center line. Then ignore them. It’s a mess and no one can see how we wound up with either candidate, yet everyone is angry and shouting. What do you expect when no one is willing to consider any else’s view as valid? Sigh. I’ll be joining you with a camera under a sunset where the only question is whether we should stay out or go in and warm up.

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  13. pattisj says:

    You do have some beautiful photos here. Lovely, colorful skies. Doesn’t everyone have a collection (or collections) of the things of which you speak? I even have some decorative boxes of things I want to try…maybe one of these days I’ll make the time–but for now, I’m playing with my new die-cut/embossing machine. πŸ™‚ Maybe we should have a huge yard sale, from coast to coast!

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