Sunday, July 26, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings week 339

I say and you think...
  1. Taxman :: cometh

  2. Material :: canvas, paint, fabric, ink, yarn, thread....

  3. Format :: file

  4. File cabinet :: digital

  5. Ignore :: list

  6. Super! :: fantastic

  7. Fireproof :: foam spray

  8. Blockbuster :: movie

  9. Snooper :: device, program, nosy neighbor

  10. Good will :: Industries
Weekly word list can be found at Unconscious Mutterings

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings week 335

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Guest :: host

  2. Impact :: huge (if you're thinking about something's impact, it's more likely to be large)

  3. Unplanned :: turn of events

  4. Tactic :: games

  5. Delayed :: developmental

  6. Bombastic :: pompous

  7. Comfort :: take it where you can find it

  8. Trumpet :: My dad played

  9. Joe :: Average

  10. Budget :: California; try your hand at creating a California budget at Next 10
Weekly word list can be found at Unconscious Mutterings

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"tell each other right now"

"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other." ~ Leo F. Buscaglia

I learned a couple of weeks ago that someone who had a very profound impact on my life and its direction, died a year ago. It was a shock. Despite what I have come to know about life and living, I guess I always thought I would have a chance to have one more conversation, one more hug, one more laugh and one more chance to express my love. I did try to reach him a few times, but the last time I left a message he didn't call me back. That doesn't seem like a very good excuse for not trying harder.

His daughter is the one who contacted me. I guess she has been calling my home without leaving a message for over a year. She finally left a message and I called her back. She wants to meet with me. She read his letters and journals and generously let me know what she knows about how he felt. She has something she wants to give me and she wants me to meet her young daughter.. his granddaughter... and to tell me where his ashes are scattered. I haven't had a moment to meet with her because it has been really crazy at work. But if I am really honest, I am also feeling timid. very timid....

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some
poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning,
middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking
the moment and making the best of it, without knowing
what's going to happen next."-Gilda Radner

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings week 329

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Vex :: frustrate

  2. Relapse :: symptoms, sadness

  3. Twinkle :: star, glitter

  4. Crawls :: into a corner
    Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin. Tori Amos
  5. Optimistic moment :: some still

  6. Cage :: resist
    Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?
    Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. Superwoman :: not

  8. Personal :: everything

  9. Vapor :: ize

  10. Grocery store :: not a favorite place
Weekly word list found at Unconscious Mutterings

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings Week 328

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Again :: no, never again

  2. Shower :: baby

  3. Flirting :: seldom these days

  4. Moving on :: yeah.... did that..

  5. Rachel :: Ray

  6. Chips :: Fish

  7. Texting :: convenient

  8. Feel better :: hope you, soon

  9. Cashmere :: soft

  10. Sucked :: too many times, situations, and people to remember and stay sane

Weekly word list found at Unconscious Mutterings

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

dancing in the rain

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

~unknown author

I don't know if I agree with that or not, but I like the sound and feel of it. Motivating phrases and words particularly attract me. Does that say something about me? Does that convey a deeper need or something that I have missed defining? A symptom? A sign?

Of course, as I imagine of everyone who loves to read, I am always delighted to find (read, discover, hear) the well turned phrase, the clever bit of language that describes something exactly, or humorously or in a way that I hadn't though of previously. I am particularly fond of language that nails a difficult, weighty thought or idea perfectly in a concise amount of words.

I am just as easily enamored of the simple thoughts, if joyful sounding enough....

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings week 327

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Avoid :: conflict, whenever possible (internal and external)

  2. Castle :: walls are very high

  3. Episode :: ended a long time ago

  4. Limited :: time always seems that way

  5. Nail polish :: none; usually too time consuming and high maintenance

  6. Dip :: sauce

  7. Share :: some things

  8. Damage :: done and I'm sorry

  9. Improper :: advances

  10. Handle :: it; always seems to be my task

Weekly word list found at Unconscious Muterings