Okay, so…

To me, life is just life…if it’s a journey, it’s a journey toward death.  We can journey to the kitchen or the garage.  Somehow we have stopped accepting the fact that it’s okay for Life to just BE Life.  Anything can be a journey.  The phrase has become meaningless.  It used to mean that a person was actually traveling from one place to another, for a specific purpose and for a certain amount of time.  The person would begin, arrive and then come home.  Suddenly, we are all journeying, every second of our lives.   If we are all doing it, then what’s the point?  If we are journeying every moment of our lives, to get to death, the only end point, then when you actually go on a journey, what is it called?  A vacation?  A trip?  What’s the difference between that kind of journey and the journey we are now calling life.  We all breath every second but we don’t call it the journey of breath.  Breathing is way more important than journeying, cuz’ without breathing the journey is OVER.  Maybe someone will come up with an inane saying about breathing the journey, and then we can all think of breathing constantly, rather than JUST DOING IT.  LOL  We can’t leave anything alone, ever!  I don’t know, maybe it’s me.  But I’ve been around long enough to know that people didn’t always drive themselves crazy TRYING to live, they just did it, without pills, experts, books, labels or signs.  They just LIVED and they didn’t call it ANYTHING at all.

Personally,  I like to BE places, not constantly working toward GETTING there.  I have ARRIVED at LIFE and that’s good enough for me.  I like to take side trips because they’re fun.  I’m not on any journey, unless I go to Vegas or Paris.  My life just IS.  I don’t need to describe it, define it, label it, sing to it, paint signs to it or wear a t-shirt saying that I’m on a journey to the END of it.  So I opt out of naming my life anything.  Well, maybe Fuzzy Boots, but that’s probably a better name for a cat.

I wish nothing but joy and happiness to those of you who journey.  That’s the great thing about life…we can each do our own thing and wish each other well:)  Just remember to breath.

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21 Responses to Okay, so…

  1. “I have arrived at life” Great line. Great sentiment.

  2. risinghawk says:

    Great post! I’m still working on the Paris Time Machine thing . . . and I think we can fairly call that a JOURNEY 😉

  3. irinadim says:

    You cracked me up! You’re right everything is labelled a journey today. But to be on a journey implies change, and that’s what life is. When I used to go to painting classes, our teacher commented about the painting we were in the process of creating that we should think of it as a journey, not the end, and that made a lot of sense to me because you stop worrying about the end result, you just let yourself enjoy every moment. Yes, life just IS, as you say, it IS every moment. A succession of moments, so in a way it’s also a journey. 🙂

    • I’m glad I made you snicker.:) Everything is so deadly serious nowadays.

      Today, everything is labeled. You can make anything into something else but what is the point? If everything is a journey…we never stop journeying. We journey to get here, we are born and never even slow down, as we journey toward the end of this leg of the journey and move into the next leg, which is death. So basically, it’s an endless journey and there are multiple journeys taking place at the same time (going to the store, to lunch, creating a work of art…endless and meaningless journeying). It’s like, “It takes a village to raise a child.” What village? Where? You have to PROTECT your kids FROM the villagers. The villagers are KILLING each other. None of these things make any sense. We can fit words to any situation but to me, things just lose their meaning.

      If life is a journey, you can sit in a chair and never move but journey to death and beyond because apparently the journey is all about time moving forward. Time is basically dragging us on the journey. If we could stop time the journey wouldn’t actually lead us anywhere. The idea of what a journey is, has been corrupted. It seems to me that there should to be intent to a journey, not just getting up in the morning and living your life, but again, it has to do with time moving forward. We can make the saying fit but it that’s all it is, something made to fit something else. Like putting a dress on a pig. You can do it but it just makes the pig look silly and trip over the skirt. Today every child is special…so basically, no one is special. If everyone is special then being special is just a normal state of being. If we are all journeying, then it’s no big deal, it’s just everyday life and our journeys are as meaningless and normal as being special. Change is constant. Change doesn’t necessarily mean a journey it’s just something new or different. I understand what you’re saying about a painting. I can change my painting but I’m not going somewhere else, I’m just making something. Journey through making scrambled eggs, same thing. That’s what I mean. If you label things like that, it never ends. By creating the scrambled eggs have I actually journeyed (I have moved forward in time)? I have changed the constitution of the eggs, by adding heat, but what else does that actually mean? A trip? If that’s true then we actually journey every second of our lives. I don’t feel that way about things. Even when we actually do journey, we take breaks and stop. But with the meaning we have today, that is impossible. If time moving forward is the actual journey, then it goes on with or without our consent. It doesn’t stop or care if we are aware of it. We have nothing to do with time itself. If time thinks of itself, and I don’t know that it does, do you think it feels as if it’s journeying? Whatever time is (we named it, like everything else), it just exists. Nothing has a name that we haven’t give to it. I doubt that lions care what we call them. They know who they are. We name and label everything and then think that it’s real. That’s what we are doing with all these silly sayings…making things up and pretending they are real.We can tell, by the way things constantly change, that what we believe one moment is something we don’t believe the next, but that doesn’t stop us from believing. 🙂 I think it just gives us something to do while we are here journeying toward death. LOL

  4. Hear hear! I am also sick of hearing about ‘journeys’. Life is just life. 😀

  5. Hariod Brawn says:

    Unfortunately, this insidious trope found its way across the Atlantic to us here in England, and is now firmly ensconced in the language. I think it’s all part of a new (to us) culture of emoting that sparked into life with the death of Princess Diana back in the nineties and is now pedalled like crazy by the mainstream media and the marketing people. Oh dear, how vacuous we have all become!

    • I agree completely. Meaningless sayings are painted/printed on almost everything, as well as being verbally passed from one person to another. I am sorry to learn that it has spread to England. Hopefully, it is a fad that will die a swift death.

      • Hariod Brawn says:

        I rather think we’re stuck with it for a good while I’m afraid. The marketing people have seized on the idea that getting people to emote in relation to the projection of corporate identities is an effective means of selling their product. The same applies to the mainstream media and our viewing of their output. So until they come up with some bright new sales shtick, we’re going to be stuck with it. 😥

      • Sadly, I’m afraid you’re right. Sigh. However, people get bored quickly, so that may hasten it’s demise. Fingers crossed.

  6. Wendy Kate says:

    My life just IS, too. Well said 🙂

  7. Dawnasong says:

    This is a post of persuasion…it made me look inside and be true to what I was feeling about life, and my journey.
    It reminded me of a quote,

    “Happiness is not destiny, but a form of travel.”

    You could pick any word and put it in front of this quote.

    Love is not a destiny…

    Peace is not a destiny…

    Art is not…

    Journalism is not…

    And most importantly…

    TRUTH is not a destiny…

    And so fourth…because we are always learning, growing, and discovering new ideas, geographies of beauty, which change our perspectives on “life,” and what life means to each of us as individuals.

    When I was young, life wasn’t as clear, or dear to me. It had a more of an monetary aspect to it.

    Today I value and tresure everything!
    The simplest things, that money can’t buy are my greatest possessions of the heart.

    My journey is traveled 24-7. Reading blogs, observing art of all forms, and learning, always being open minded and seeking truth and speaking truth, regardless of the consequences.
    (Like, Thomas Paine)
    one of my favorites.:-)

    Love your artistic, creative, article of expression and interpretation of life.

    • Thank you so very much. You’re fabulous and your words are wonderful.<3 I think blogs expand our minds. They show us things through the eyes of others. Because of you, I look at trains in a different way. That's what this sharing is all about. It's not about ego it's about perspective. 🙂 Yay! It expands our vision. You are so right.

  8. Bwahahahaha! Youare so right of course but Fuzzy Boots got me! 🙂

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