Share Your World – June 1, 2020

Sharing again today, because I feel like putting words on paper – virtual paper. Because maybe it will be a bit of an escape from the US on fire right now. On fire because we talk a lot about change, but seem to do nothing other than talk.

it ever okay to commit a crime?  Please explain. That word “okay” is bothering me. No, it’s really not okay. But is it ever understandable? Yes. In times of hunger with no way to get food – if my kids were starving, or even if I was starving, I think I would resort to stealing for survival.

Do you deal with change well?  (not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well I did any how.  O_o  )  Some changes yes. In times such as these, what I am not dealing well with is our failure to change – every time something bad happens – the unwarranted death of yet another person, school shootings, riots – we talk a lot about changing, but we don’t ever seem to do it. Apparently we’ve learned nothing since the 50s, 60s, 90s, any of our history. Okay, so much for this distracting my mind.

Do you like birds?   The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food? I like birdsong, I like watching the birds, I used to take more pictures than I do now. But I used to put out food for them too – sometimes you just gotta choose what you spend your money on, so now I don’t. But I’ve planted over the years to provide food for some of the birds. As far as eating them – no. Poultry, occasionally, but not a priority for me.

What’s the least used item of clothing you own? A pair of sparkly pants and a gold lame top I bought many years ago. My lifestyle hasn’t called for that kind of dressing up in a long, long time. Oh, and my swimsuit. Because. Age. Girth. Vanity.


If you care to share, what are you grateful for?  I guess these days I’m grateful I live in a rural area, where Covid-19 has hit mildly, riots do not happen when the farmers protest about water issues, life is quiet. I’m grateful my kids are safe, my friends are safe. I’m grateful I have my furry babies for company and comfort. I’m grateful I have my eyesight, hobbled as it is by cataracts soon to be taken care of,  so I can do my hobbies – my weaving, my painting, my reading. I am grateful I have enough.

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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11 Responses to Share Your World – June 1, 2020

  1. Lovely Share Your World Carol! I suppose as hard as we try, we can’t get away from the insanity that is reality right now. Everywhere one looks, it seems, there’s more ugliness, divisiveness, more hatred and stupid. I deliberately ignore it all. Right now it’s too overwhelming for me personally. I don’t know why ol’ Trump isn’t handing out cyanide pills with his rebates actually. I apologize, it’s just hard to see past the crap to the beauty. Thank you too for sharing some beauty. Reasons why the birds are so very important – they give people a free uplifting experience. I too had a sparkly gold lame’ top which I think got given to good will when I moved. I found it to be a poor choice shortly after I bought it, but still wore it to the one party I bought it for. Talk about an impulse buy! 😉 Take care and have a good week!

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  2. Carol — “I love birdsong.” Ditto that!

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  3. dawnkinster says:

    There’s really no avoiding it all, though I try hard. And you know I love my birds. And I have a business suit that I hardly ever wear except in DC and I don’t expect to be going there any time soon. I’m grateful for having a safe place that’s also pretty nice to stay home in. And for friends to communicate with. And family. And of course my girl.

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  4. loisajay says:

    I think sparkly pants and a gold lame top might make me smile. And take my mind off everything else that is going on in our world.

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  5. leendadll says:

    I enjoyed your answers.
    Thanks for the reminder to refresh my hummingbird feeder!!

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  6. April says:

    Oh, thank you for sharing your world. Sending you happiness.


  7. Kathy says:

    Ahhh, nice to read a bit of your world first thing in the morning. Sometimes when the news is rough or emotions raw I am amazed that the birds keep singing so sweetly. I remember someone being deported to concentration camps thinking, “But how can the birds be still singing?” Hugs…

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  8. Well Carol, I have much to be thankful for: my health, my dogs, my home, my friends, my sister, my abilities, the beautiful weather, my life overall.
    The daily news of pain, destruction, frustration and a big unbridled baby attempting to run the country create cracks in my serenity, but then I remember to be grateful. That helps.

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  9. Like you I am grateful I live in rural America. I visited my daughter and son-in-law in the city yesterday where the shut down has been much more stringent. It made me so grateful to have a yard to work in.

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  10. Lisa says:

    I can understand committing a crime if circumstances are dire…as in if there was no other way to get food. Or, if a law has usurped universal morality values. I don’t see this as the case with the recent riots disguised as protests. I see the destruction, looting and burning of people’s livelihoods and cities as a crime. On a lighter note….I love the sound of birds which is why I enjoy waking up with my windows open and hearing my backyard birds singing (but not too early!). I LOL’d at the idea of sparkly pants and gold lamé top! Maybe for a New Year’s party?! But, seriously, can one ever have too much glitter in their lives? 🙂


  11. ritu thakre says:

    I enjoyed your answers.
    Thanks for sharing us.

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