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Things, objects, stuff…think about those “things” differently…words

Free Neon Signage Stock Photo

Some people believe that “things don’t matter, people do.”  I have a lot of things I like better than most people I’ve met.  The “things” I love, make me happy.  I think “things” get a bad rap, like snakes and bats.  We need snakes and bats, and we need “things,” just as much.

Things, if you love them, can improve your life.  They can remind you of a moment in time, or remind you of how beautiful something can be.  No one should feel bad because they love and enjoy their things.  Things are fun and they matter.  Without “things,” our worlds can be stark and lacking.  It doesn’t matter what the “things” are, it just matters whether or not they make us happy.  A brand new French Journal, a plant, a wee statue of a horse.  A new book, a soft blanket.  Doesn’t matter.  If you love it…enjoy it, because NO ONE EVER HAS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A THING AND A PERSON.  WE CAN HAVE BOTH.  

Stupid signs.


Photo:  Ivan Bertolazzi


Wind, Girl, Tree, Long Hair, Fairy Tale

some days are calm
and peaceful
other days
are so windy
flies around
and refuses
to settle down
that’s the way
life is
you never know
what you’re going to get
until you’re standing in it




Photo:  Pixabay


Houses, City, Art

wherever we are from
or neighborhood
we learn to be
that place
we sound like that place
unless we take lessons
to not sound like that place
we act like that place
look like that place
walk and think
like that place
others recognize us
by those traits
our mannerisms
our accents
even when we don’t think
we have one
is part of us
we become
where we’re from
and that
makes us unique
and representatives
good or bad
of that place
and no matter how we grow
or change
whether we like it
or not
we will always think like
and be
that place


Photo:  Pixabay

Life on earth…what many near death experiencers have to say…in my own words

white and brown city buildings during daytime

aren’t for everyone
they’re just part of the game
we can play while we’re here
on earth
in bodies
are just one of the rides
we can choose
in the game of life
another choice
another experience
another place to learn
different things
that’s all this whole life thing is
a ride
a play
a drama
where we try to remember
what and who we really are
after willingly giving up that knowledge
so we can get the whole earth experience
which seems insane
but we do it anyway
so we can raise our vibration level
and put what we learn into the WHOLE/SOURCE
when we aren’t here in bodies
we chart a course
plan what we want to do when we come here again
pick our our parents
then give up everything we know
and are born
to be helpless once again
our lives are
all pretend
a way to grow through misery
pain and suffering
with sparks of joy
and happiness
the harder the life
the more one might gain
how boring must life be
on the other side
that we want to come here
all the seemingly bad or evil things
are here so we can experience them
so we can live through those things
or DO those things
to gain knowledge
and those things aren’t really bad
or evil
because we are souls
who are loved
everything is consciousness
we are all the same thing
sometimes we’re the good guys
sometimes we are not the good guys
but no matter what happens to us
or to those we care about
or to anyone at all
none of it is real
we chose to come here
to BE the love we are on the other side
even though that love does not exist here
seems like a problem to me
but now you know what
a lot of the near death experiencers
have to say
Frida Kahlo said she was NEVER coming back
I’m with her
but who really knows
I probably said that a million times before
just like she might have
in truth
when I die THIS time
I just want to live in a place with animals who like to be petted
in a white cottage filled with art and books
and lots of happy crows and birds outside
by the ocean
where the sun is out
and the breeze is warm
because it’s always summer
where I can be tan
and healthy
eating chocolate
and visiting with friends now and then
but those are earth things
the GOOD earth things
and since we’re just energy
there won’t be chocolate
or animals
or cottages
or anything else
just remember
none of this is real
it only feels real
but you won’t truly understand anything
until you’re dead
you’ll be glad you were here
one more thing
earth is
without a doubt
the hardest place to be
our vibrations are so low here
because this is a horrible place
where we kill each other
and eat animals
among other things
so we can’t be who we REALLY are
because of the low vibration levels
and the fog of forgetting
let’s never forget the fog of forgetting
and we all did this to ourselves
so we come here
to experience what it’s like
to be in the lowest level of whatever this actually is
all that stuff that gets us into trouble
is good for raising vibrations when handled correctly
but all those things mean we make mistakes
that we may want to come back and fix
but in the next life we might make more mistakes
and on and on and on it goes
seems like a trap to me
but we might love it
who knows
just seems as if
we are playing a game without a rule book
and possibly without an ending
how many times
can we learn to tie our shoes
how many lives
do we start over
it’s exhausting
but we can choose
to go to other planets
solar systems
where things are nice
earth is the lowest
place for us to visit
in my opinion
we are either warriors
thrill seekers
or idiots
but I won’t find out
until I’m no longer here
so I won’t be able to tell you
but maybe we can meet up
on the other side
and decide then
or when we come back
for another ride


Photo:  Pedro Lastra


white textile on white table

the people fought
and hated
they couldn’t get along
they grew too far
from nature
and sang a different song
they killed
and beat
and tortured
all kindness
was lost
and all they left
behind them
were the masks
they always wore


Photo:  Rach Teo

Okay, so…words.



So, my daughter and I were in a bookshop yesterday, looking at a book about words in the US which are said differently, depending on where you’re from.  Often, was one of the words.

In Chicago we drop the “t” and say, ofen.  We didn’t realize it, until we saw it in print.  I’m sure not everyone pronounces it that way, but according to the map in the book, we say it enough to color ILLINOIS green, which means it’s how we say the word.  LOL

“Cut the grass, mow the lawn, or mow the grass?”  Neither one of us have ever heard anyone say, mow the grass.  I say cut the grass and she says mow the lawn.  Weird.  The entire book was a lot of fun, showing us our differences.

It’s amazing we can communicate.  🙂   Oh, and in another book, one I saw awhile ago, “You guys,” is definitely a Chicago term.


gray and black robot statue

Sherlock is
an imaginary character
made up by a author
a character
that is more real
to many people
than the folks
they actually know
people speak of him
as if he is alive
as if he
and Dr. Watson
are working cases
and solving problems
at this very moment
people write to him
asking for help
they send their letters
to his Baker Street address
hoping he will respond
we fall in love
with characters
in books
because we believe in them
they represent
the things we need
or want
in our lives
that’s why
it’s so easy for us
to keep them alive
in our hearts



Photo:  Keiheu Ko

Artist:  Azbou (from theartblogger54…thank you)


because of our culture
the media
and mind control
we have been taught
to not appreciate our bodies
in ways that matter
the fact that we have one
is something special
and we need to thank our bodies
and look at them DIFFERENTLY
realizing that our conditioning
is just another form of mind control
by the people in charge
by making bodies
too fat
too thin
too short
too tall
too this
or too that
our attention is diverted
from things that actually
dissatisfaction it’s a tool
used by governments
and people in charge
to make us look the other way
we can change that
by changing our attitude
we need to stop
swallowing the lies
the media
and the people in power spread
this is especially true for females
instead of criticism
thank your body
for all the lessons
you have learned through it
and never forget
that the people
who set the standards for beauty
are making money
off of those they
make dissatisfied
if we become grateful
for our bodies
maybe things will change
and all the dissatisfaction
won’t be passed on
to future generations
it won’t be easy to change
the messages from the media
are buried deep
but a lot of things aren’t easy
people talk about being grateful
but gratitude for having a body
doesn’t always make that list
the status quo
works against acceptance
LACK in a world of ABUNDANCE
HATE instead of LOVE and KINDNESS
is what the status quo is all about
that’s how money is made
it’s how people are kept in line
we need to break the cycle
it’s just one more thing to do
but remember
people are VERY hard to control
and they know that
so they will fight back
but once we reach a tipping point
there won’t be anything they can do
so start today
and notice that EVERYTHING you do
is being done because you have
a body




Photo:  Hoi An Photographer


we exist
on a planet
that does
but turn things
into mulch
in it’s never ending quest
to recycle


Photo:  Zac Wolff

Words that matter…

Photo:  Markus Spiske

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