So. I’m pretty sure I’m from “another” planet – but I haven’t figured out yet which one.
They say “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” – & since I find that most men … uh, never mind, I’d best just leave that thought alone.
& since I am sooooo not a “typical” woman (whatever the heck that means) ... for sure on a list of 150 things I want to do tomorrow, say, shopping is up around 1038; I suspect that alone precludes my being definitively from The Woman Club…
So what planet am I from??
& where the Hell was I going with this, anyway????
Actually (now that I think about it, as the pen raises across the page), I think that unlike some of my seemingly "New Age" friends who genuinely, apparently, really believe they are “from another planet”
I’m pretty damn sure I’m from this one.
I am so terribly-terribly fond of it …. you know?
It’s, um, well ... it’s …. home!
- simply stunning beauty
- sheer intelligence
- incredible cooperation / collaboration
- mind-blowing creativity
- over-the-top generosity / abundance
Things just, you know, worked so darn well – so smoothly – before we human beings got so darn uppity & destructive, & started trashing the joint.
Now, these daze, most people live so far up their own behinds, they don’t have a freaking clue what’s really going on here.
Ah well. You know, whatever ... eh?
I personally think we’re toast.
As I have so frequently expressed here on this site…
But you know?
As long as I’m still here / we're still here
I’m all for continuing to #Live Full Out.
Let’s do that, shall we?
p.s. & let's keep flossing!!
p.p.s. this extinction thing: You mustn't take it personally. I certainly don't. I’ve mused on it lots – if you look at the Collections post you can find a (very partial) list of some of these musings of mine over the years (including a separate category in the "collections" for Grief – since grief is definitely part of the picture). It’s not really that big deal to me anymore … after all, I’ve had plenty of time to get used to the idea. These daze? I just keep on keeping on. One foot in front of the other, & all that ... you know. But I do rather recommend really being honest with oneself. Grief is entirely a rational (if obviously an emotional) response to all this horrible-ness we're surrounded by/immersed in. Listen ... howl!!!!! Cry! Let it out. That will make you feel infinitely better than if you keep all that grief bottled up. You don't want to go blowing up like a pressure cooker, after all - you know?? & hey --- check out some funny stuff, here. Cry & laugh, both. We're just little human beings, after all. It's what we do! (laugh & cry, both, I mean...)
A few (rather) random quotations
“This is the true joy in life – the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. The being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. – 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' – Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson ** more Emerson quotes
“So long as I breathe and have the strength to do it, I will not cease philosophizing, exhorting you, indicting whichever of you I happen to meet, telling him in my customary way: Esteemed friend, citizen of Athens, the greatest city in the world, so outstanding in both intelligence and power, aren’t you ashamed to care so much to make all the money you can, and to advance your reputation and prestige – while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul you have no care or worry?” – Socrates, Greek philosopher, 469-399 B.C.
“In helping others we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” – Flora Edwards
“I propose assaulting ourselves and others with compassion. I recommend heavy doses of creativity and courage. I advise doing something well beyond the cultural current of the main stream. At this point, what have you got to lose? Indeed, what have we got to lose?” – Guy McPherson in GOING DARK ** quotations about possible near-term extinction here
** lots of great quotations – REALLY lots, here