Saturday, January 24, 2009

Just a thought ... or two

I've been cruizin blogspot for about a month now, just trying to get the lay of the land.
I realize I am not the photographer that many are, and wonder if my musings are any more or less interesting due to not having much by way of visual accompaniement?

But now thinking that I cannot please everyone, so I won't try. I will simply be me. As full of photos as I am, or am not. And that shall be enough.

I just found out I can change the background and layout and such... so I might look into this a bit more. Time is not a luxury I have on many a day, so be patient.

I figure I'll spruce this up once I have time and figure out what it means that my email registration is not complete... so no one can see me? I am talkin to myself all this time?


Monday, January 12, 2009

Edited Minds

The year of technology has slowly been each and every year.
We now come online to feel connected.

Does that seem strange to people?
Being an 80's kid, we spent all of our time outside with our friends and the neighbour's dogs.
That was being connected. That was cool and fun and man it made us tired at the end of the day.
We didn't have mobile phones, or bluetooths, we had Star Wars and Care Bears, The Smurfs and Atari.

Gone are the days when technology was a fad (8 Tracks and Beta Machines - better than VHS but it didn't stick). Technology was something everyone feared because of books like 1984 and the fact that you couldn't fix them if you tried. Now, everyone and their dog has a cell phone, a PDA, a pager, a blackberry and for what? Seriously.

People only began using them out of necessity, now they are not optional. We cannot begin our day without checking something online - weather, traffic, school report, sports, stocks, etc.
What's wrong with "THE NEWS" - it comes on hourly on a television station near you. Passee you say? Maybe, but it's a real person telling you these things.

Time is short, and I'd rather spend it with real people.

You can keep your cell, pager, blackberry and I'll keep my sense of dignity, self security, and sanity. For if I had one of those things, I would likely be the same as everyone else.
Unable to have a conversation with a person, only able to text them or call their cell..... and is that something I want to have to depend on? My mind and mouth work just fine thank you...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Inspired Youth

I speak to those who need to listen
They look on as if no one speaks

I listen to their (e)motion
Restless in their thoughts
Restless in ..... themselves
Constantly moving

Inspired by their journey
Inspired by their lack of stillness
Listless souls not yet formed
Restless selves fighting the norms

Having become still
Realizing it was my will
Inspired by their determined ... voices
Chanting their desire to be thrilled

Rushing ever slowly forward
Fighting the urge to look back
Inspired by their determined.... thoughts
Wishing yet to continue their journey

Listless souls ever morphing
Created from necessity
Creating from inward mobility
Fighting morbidity, reality

Once realized they are where they wished
Once realized they determined their fate
Once still
Forward slowly ever rushing

Inspired by their will to "be"
Inspired by what I believe I can be
Once still
They become the speaker to an audience who looks on as if no one speaks.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Ringing in the New Year

The hope and promise of a New year brings with it so many expectations.
We hope that they don't get in the way of what we hope is a good year.
I find that the expectations one has interferes with the good that can come from a situation. though, one can argue that without some expectation nothing will be obtained.

Flip the coin on this I say.