More of the Same

Some family members read my blog as a way of feeling connected, of dropping in to see what I’m up to, to see what stuff has crossed my radar and I made note of.

This is one of those posts where I say: I am alive, I am well enough.

I am also a stew of emotions. Tired. Kind of bored with blogging. Feeling raw. Feeling exquisitely sad. And questioning some aspects of myself, my life, through a new perspective recently shared by someone.

That’s all. I believe tomorrow will be a day off from the computer and web.

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5 Comments on “More of the Same”

  1. endment Says:

    I don’t know that this applies to you today – but it is a quote that has been helpful for me in difficult times – so I share it in that spirit —
    It is not the critic who counts;
    not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled
    or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
    The credit belongs to the man
    who is actually in the arena,
    whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
    who strives valiantly;
    who errs and comes short again and again;
    who knows great enthusiasms,
    the great devotions;
    who spends himself in a worthy cause;
    who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
    and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while
    so that his place shall never be
    with those timid souls
    who know neither victory or defeat.

    Theodore Roosevelt
    26th President Of The United States

  2. Marilyn Says:

    Glad you’re doing what you need to do for YOU. Good thoughts to you…

  3. Kat Says:

    hugs and love to you darlin. xoxoxoxox

  4. William Sackinger Says:

    Emotions, as they play through your mind and being, actually are a rich mental heritage. Consider the lioness in the veldt, and the rather routine and limited number of emotions she has, and how they come and go, slowly, over hours…Yet humans have thoughts, emotions, ideas, sparking and flowing like lightning, one after another, only seconds apart. What a gift!
    Being tired is because the mind, the emotions, the mental structuring of a complex life, can indeed get overworked. Sleep is a good way to wash away the dross, leaving in your head the next morning the ones that really count!
    Expressing yourself in a blog so effectively, as you normally do, is only possible if your mind is refreshed, and creative, as it should be, each day. Cumulative overuse of the mind saps the creativity.
    Feeling raw tells you your mind is reaching an exhaustion. A retreat or good sleep is needed.
    Sadness, depression, on the other hand, is a very real feeling but is not necessarily an accurate one. The overused mind can alter the chemistry in the brain, bringing on sadness and depression…ask anyone who is bipolar and struggles to keep it controlled. Anyone can have this happen, however, and springtime is a powerful antidote to depression. We have springtime, and saw a bald eagle today cruising over a flock of some hundreds of lesser Canada geese, ducks, and trumpeter swans. Naturally, they coped with his presence, either by watching or by flying.
    One’s prespective of one’s own life will change with the state of mind, and with the seasons, and with the individual circumstances, and with the years. Do not take today’s emotional complexity as a real signal for a realistic perspective of one’s own life….this takes some rest, some contemplation, some reflection, some thinking-time.

    Thanks for sharing

  5. Shirl Says:


    Work can sap energy and positiveness, Kathryn. Just remember who you are.