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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Me Thinks Too Much

My friend, a fellow blogger who actually got me interested in blogging wrote a post today called Living In The Moment that made me think. After a long day of contemplation and perhaps a bit of stewing over the phrase 'living in the moment', a kitty landed on her lap to play with her toes. Yeah, I'd say that's living in the moment. You know when you think about it, moments are all we really have...but we never think of seizing the moment...we all put it in a big ball of wax as she put it and sometimes it just melts into a big glob of crud! Maybe we aren't meant to figure out stuff. Maybe we should just do like they did "back in the day". You know stuff like~they usually married so they could have a life partner to carry on life's work..they didn't look for "soul mates" and besides they were too busy working for the family to contemplate on how to keep it all together. Maybe that's how we should think...or maybe we shouldn't think too much at all. I'm an overthinker...I want all the details so that I can put together the story in my mind...my mind is not based on abstractions~but some people have said that I'm thinking about the non-pertinent things..well, I don't agree...everything is pertinent if it interests me~"momental pertinence". As I have aged (now,this has just suddenly happened to me recently by the way...without warning...the aging I mean..)I feel like grasping the little moments of a squirrel eating a peanut, a bird flitting to a branch, the neighborhood kitties coming for a treat of regular dry cat food I set outside that they think,~fools that they are! ~is a real treat, or the fact that I can put that 'primer/filler' putty makeup and lipstick on in the morning and still dance.


ted and bunny said...

hi ya!
I agree with you that I want all the pertinent details, but you know, I think it just means we end up beating ourselves up.

I've definitely learnt that everything doesn't need processing, and you can let some things go in order to be able to have headspace for more important issues.

Somebody did point out that if we were meant to understand, then we'd be born with printed instructions!

But I think more important than all of it is simply to be as happy as you can be, and take pleasure from the tiny things- just as you do.

More dancing, less thinking?

The Barn Door said...

I LOVE that I motivated you to write on the subject! It's really good to hear others thoughts on the subject and especially to know that I am not alone in my thoughts!!!

ted and bunny said...

those "tortitude" girls...I just so love that description, it sums her up perfectly!

Give that little moisture laden girl a hug and kiss for me..duly delivered; she's sleeping on my sewing bag next to my desk


Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I'm such a fan of stopping and realizing I'm in a moment. There are so many good moments. The bad moments usually have something to offer too, even if it is just a lesson learned.

ilovemyhouse said...

You are soo right. I think too much too!
Just saw the pictures of the wedding, what a lovely pair they madke! And how much fun to see all the people dancing! Congratulations for the both of them and congratulations for your daughter with finding a Dutch man. They are the best! (At least mine is).
It's good to be back in blogland.