Take a look at yourself…

Take a look at yourself...

Tell me, what do you see?
Do you like what you see?

Who are you?

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“Inspire me”

Italo Calvino said: “The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.” Describe the ghosts that live in this house:

Image credit: “love Don’t live here anymore…” – © 2009 Robb North – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic

The ghosts. Hmmmm. In this windowless and door-less house I would like to think ghosts float in and out casually, not trapped by the features meant to keep things in. I would also like to think, despite being ghosts, being in a sunny field is a much nicer resting place than some of the dreary ghoulish houses ghosts are known for residing in. I like this prompt because I just recently watched the old 90’s film Ghost with Patrick Swazye and Demi Moore and it gave me a new perspective of what the afterlife can be like- if there even is one at all. I liked the idea behind it. So I would like to think that ghosts aren’t mean and scary, if they do exist, but that they can be nice and happy, just trapped. Also in the movie, at first Swayze’s character was hesitant of going through doors so I like that this house was chosen for this so that there are no worries, just free entrance. It’s very welcoming- just open.

Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman

Check out this link from the Daily Post’s to see the prompt. 

I find this topic to be a very open ended question, because so many people have sleep related issues: nightmares, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea etc.

Glady, I have none of the above. If it is late at night, or maybe even mid afternoon, and a movie is playing and I lay my head down, chances are I will knock out. To sleep at night, I go to sleep watching tv or listening to music. I feel too restless if I just lay there in the dark trying to sleep, too anxious I guess. My feet usually can’t stand being under the covers all night so they usually go uncovered. I don’t wake up in the same position I fall asleep in, I don’t know how people can do that. I don’t have a regular sleeping position either. I love sleeping in, but I can stay up for hours upon hours when I should be sleeping.

Thoughts

It’s funny how time really does change things, yet nothing seems to ever change. We seem to be stuck in the same mundane routine day after day going through the same shit, but really so much changes. Think back to a year ago, a few months ago even. The problems you were facing are so much more of a molehill than the mountain it was back then. Yeah, the troubles you encounter follow you and maybe some last longer than others, but eventually they are put on the back burner and simmer out once given time. Once we stop giving it attention and stop dwelling on it…and replace it with something else. That’s the problem.

That’s why I like to write when I’m in a bad place. And that’s another thing. We always say we are going through “bad times” or are in “bad places” when there are really truly people out there that have it worse than us, like the people in Ukraine right now or people who are starving in Africa, ya know? Anyways, I digress. I like to write when I’m in a bad state of mind; I like to write what my troubles are at the time so I can go back in months, after time has passed, and laugh. For example, I came across something I wrote a while back: “And I’m sure (hopefully) in a couple months I will be looking back at this and laugh at myself because you will be even more non-existent to me.” And as I looked back on it, I realized I was correct. I tried to think of the last time that I had thought about what it was about. Writing about things and seeing how I progress and really how things get better, it gives me hope. Yeah, it may have taken some time and some hurt, but here I am. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? Or as the Joker would say, what doesn’t kill us makes us stranger. I like his version better. 

Think of all the things that have happened to you in the past couple months, the past year. How much of it could you have expected to happen? Probably about 10% of it. Things just come as they come, and situations (no matter how much we think about them and plan them out in our head) don’t go according to plan, either for the better or worse. Point is, you have no idea what the universe has in store for you, so hold on and it’ll soon get better, somehow. Putting things in perspective is the key. 

Kid President’s 20 Things We Should Say More Often

I loved coming upon this video (and all other Kid President and Soul Pancake videos actually) because it reminds you to take a step back and realize it’s easy to forget to say the little things, because those are the most appreciated in the big scheme of things. I feel it’s a very humbling video, with a touch of humor. If you’re down, or even if you’re not, take a look 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/user/soulpancake