Colder still this morning in the Bark of Beyond, but not as cold as it COULD get and MIGHT get. -4 F/-15C and, so far, nothing going on and that’s OK with me.
I was thinking yesterday of how disoriented I still feel after the past 3 years. I feel like I live in a completely different place from the one in which I lived in 2020. Some of the people I knew — and liked! — are no longer living here, and I feel that. And I’m changed. Yesterday’s prompt was ‘recharge,’ and just seeing that word made me see what I would really like to experience, but I’m not a cell phone or computer battery. Having gotten Covid while I was in the midst of attempting re-entry didn’t help, and long covid was very strange, particularly the mental stuff. I know I’m not alone in this and I know that a lot of people have had much bigger struggles than I have had.
And the politics continues. I’d like a hiatus from elections for five years or so, just stop for a minute, but that’s not how things work. The media magnifies things that are often, in and of themselves, unimportant and everyone looks at a car wreck.
Overall, I’m dealing with it OK, but some mornings I wake up and wonder what the hell happened? I think I need to point that space heater into the studio and get to work because it’s really largely up to me what my world consists of.
That’s brilliant. The meaning of life is a question that humans debate. I LOVE that!!!
I don’t think this blog post is going to get better than that this morning, so onward and upward. I guess it’s time to thaw out my paints and bring the linseed oil into a warmer part of the house. After all, the temperature is up to 0.
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I see what you mean, and yes, it’s a marvellous answer to that eternally unanswerable question 🙂
I never thought of what it would be like to be a bot and how a bot would look at these things that drive people crazy and make them go to war. It’s fun to ask it questions like this and see what logic and the inability to be dishonest comes up with. It tells me that all it knows is what it’s been taught and what has been offered it to “read.” That is something we humans might want to consider of ourselves. It’s been very entertaining — and enlightening? — discovering this thing and seeing where similar programs/bots are already involved in my life.
Perhaps there’s something childlike in the bot’s reply. Naive, innocent, truthful. I’ll try to hold on to this idea.
Quite interesting Martha. I hope the paints thawed as well as you. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂
It is the question of passive life and active life. The passive approach is that everything happens TO you and you simply must react and adapt. The active alternative is that you have some control and can make things happen (hopefully to your advantage). Personally, I think things happen to us and by us and that flexibility is paramount. So COVID happened to us. But most folks made decisions to improve the quality of their lives in ways small and big…. I’m looking forward to what you do with the thawed paint!!!
That’s a bit fresh, Martha. I hope you can stay warm inside or at least as warm as Bear likes to be.
I keep trying to write comments on your blog but I am just so tired all the time I can barely keep my eyes open. I suspect I caught Covid (again) last December, not that I’ve ever tested positive. Gotta go.
Covid is way more nasty than just killing people which is nasty enough. Don’t worry, Tracy. Your magpie sits here on my table. 😀
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