Share Your World – August 13, 2018

I think it interesting how words seem to ebb and flow – there are times when the words clamor to be released from my brain into the world and I have to give in because I cannot contain them any longer. Then there are the times when there are no words.Instead there is a complete inability to come up with cohesive thoughts to share or comments to make. That’s where I have been for a few days, perhaps the result of working on a project that is not coming from my heart, but from a request. It seems my creativity is diminished when something isn’t coming from my heart.

In any event, I have decided to Play along with Cee . Perhaps this exercise will reawaken the words.

A class you wish you would have taken? I think I’m more of an independent learner, so when I decide there is something I want to learn to do, I read all I can find about it. Although I know in past years there are things I’ve wished I had studied, at this point in my life I rarely feel that drive.

Are you scared of heights? I think not so much heights as edges. I do fine high up if I have something that I feel protects or guards me – like a wall that is close to waist high. Edges, however – deadly. Someday I’d love to do the Sky Walk at the Grand Canyon, but I’m quite certain that one or two steps in, my heart would stop beating, or burst from my chest because it was beating too hard.

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef? I am a decent cook when I try, but I absolutely have to have written instructions in the form of a recipe. My daughter is more an instinctive cook and I envy her that talent. So yes, I think I’m a reasonably good cook, but no, I am far from being a chef or even chef material.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.  Despite my consistent complaining about the wildfire smoke in the air this past week (and some weeks preceding) I have appreciated the space and peace around me, and the freedom to spend my days more or less as I wish.  Many things make me smile, including the fact that now both my son and daughter are in this country, even in the same time zone and my daughter is close enough with sufficient space in her home that I can visit her frequently. My son is a bit further away and does not have space, but I know he is near and there’s much comfort in that.

No photos this week, largely because our air quality has been keeping me mostly in the house. And then there’s that lack of interest that’s been lingering around me. So I shall simply wish you enough in each of your days.

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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9 Responses to Share Your World – August 13, 2018

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Air quality today hit the red mark from the fires down south. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I’ll be indoors until the winds shift again. Stay safe and breathe gently. 😀

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  2. It’s wonderful that both of your kids are stateside 🙂


  3. Kathy says:

    Good to hear from you even if you have to coax the words out a bit. Ditto what Laurie said. So wonderful!

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    I understand how difficult it can sometimes be to know what to write. I’m the same way, when my heart is in it, the words flow. Stay safe away from the smoke. I cannot imagine what it’s like.


  5. Laura says:

    “Edges” sounds like a perfect distinction. 🙂

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  6. leendadll says:

    It’s very nice to see you again!
    I can’t figure out my answer to the heights question. I wasn’t intimidated by the Grand Canyon. I never, not even once, thought about the height when I went zip lining (which includes stepping off a ledge). But I remember feeling really weird when I tried to lay down on the GoldenGate Bridge walkway… maybe because that felt so much like I’d roll off into the sea, far below.

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  7. loisajay says:

    I’m OK with heights….as long as there’s an edge. And I don’t have to look down. Otherwise I’m, you know, just fine. 🙂

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  8. Lisa says:

    Then there are the times when there are no words.Instead there is a complete inability to come up with cohesive thoughts to share or comments to make. Ummm…..have you been in my head lately? This is exactly how I’ve felt for months. Seems like I cannot come up with a thoughtful post about anything relevant these days. So, I’ve gravitated towards the more mindlessly pithy topics that don’t require much deep thought……because my brain hurts!! There are many classes I wish I’d taken: Sign language and Spanish are two that come to mind. More advanced photography classes. Very glad you are back safe and sound from moving Kat into her new place. xoxox


  9. Robin says:

    I hope the air clears up for you soon. I’m an independent learner, too. And I hear you on those edges! I’m the same way.

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