~Living a life of sophisticated domestication deep in the heart of Texas~

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I just have a thing about....

....art deco.  I've wanted to use this picture for a long time.  I love everything about it, and find it irresistibly tempting when I'm shopping for jewelry or home decor.

I also have a thing about politico/religious discussion.  It's fun to toss ideas back and forth and it's difficult to not lose patience and want to let somebody really have it for being utterly and completely stupid, or intolerant, or deceptive, or ......Yeah, I need to remember to apply my own tolerance (or lack thereof) right here at home in my heart, or head, or whichever rules at that flash point. 

Just so you know, I'm going to attempt to be really nice about all of this in the next 30+ days or so until we re-elect the POTUS.  (Yes, I'm a fan of the Obamas in the White House.  Bo doesn't like moving.)

~OBAMA 2012~

I also have a thing about change.  I know life changes and we as sentient beings are supposedly evolved to the point of being able to cope with it.  I'm not sure how well I do, though.  Oh, that's not entirely true.  I manage.  Actually, I contemplate change (for good or bad) and find myself a teensy bit (or more) uncomfortable with the thought of it.  Have you ever had that sense of dread when anticipating something?  There's a saying about anticipation being more pleasant or unpleasant than what is actually being anticipated.  Like looking forward to summer camp was almost more fun than summer camp.  LOL!  I dunno, never mind.

(The above was a hint that there's the possibility of anticipation of a change ahead, and I'm bracing myself)

I'd better stop there.

Happy Saturday, from us at home here in wet, flash-floody Texas!!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

A world of words....

Awhile back I saw something that explained that it's important to be careful what you say to a child, for it is that what develops into the child's "self talk" later on in life.  I thought how true that was in my case....Much of what I deal with today in my mind has to do with what I was told as a small child.  (Darnit)

I got to thinking about it, and I have decided that if the above is true, then it must be true that what I say has an effect (for good or bad) on the world around me....What was told to me long ago affects what I tell myself now.  What I tell myself now affects my behavior and attitude, which has an effect (for good or bad) on the person who lives with me....and that expands out to the people near us, and their effect influences that of the people who live with and near them, and so on...

See how it goes?

Someone here in the United States did something really stupid and offended people across the ocean and bad things happened.  Someone again, did something really stupid on Youtube and offended some more people.  Good people died because of what someone said, and what others thought about what someone said.  It keeps going on and on, and needs to stop.

Kind of a meandering, or perhaps convoluted, way of getting my idea across.  What I say influences you, and what you say influences me.   But really, we all live in the same world together. 

Let's just try to make nice and change our world, okay?

I'll go first.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

On nine eleven....

Yes, let us be as good as we can possibly be to one another, for how else will we manage to happily while away the days and nights we are given to spend on the planet together?

Peace and Love,

Shawn & SGTex