High Hopes, Brilliant Thoughts – Gone for Nought

I started out with high hopes for something brilliant today, and with thoughts amazing in clarity and brilliance, I took a moment to look in on your blogs first.

Completely hooked, I laughed, I groaned, I contemplated. And then I waited.

And waited. And somehow those earlier thoughts dissipated. Gone. Phfft. And I was left to consider what I had learned, since I could not teach, enlighten, or otherwise contribute to the blogosphere today.

What I learned in a nutshell:

My mental wanderings found this from this day in 2013. I miss those little boys.

I thought about JB’s (Judith’s) Suitcase. When I looked back in my calendar (wondering if my lost inspiration had hidden there I found a week in February 2020 where every Thursday I had written ’Judith’s Suitcase’. JB, my alter ego on the other side of the world wrote a book. Well more than one and it was called Suitcase of Memories (maybe she will tell us about), and I found it inspiring and aimed to do the same. But, alas, my memories were found wanting. Sigh.

Then I read a post from my old blogging pal, in sunnier climes on the other coast of the continent, Princess Rosebud, who reminded me of ’lugubrious’ and taught me about ’Toska’, a word in my mind whose meaning touched my soul in it’s reality.

I read a lot, learned a lot, too much to relate, but after this couple of hours on a cold but clear Sunday morning here at North of 43 I must sign off and get on my day (read breakfast cause I am hungry here).

May your day be filled with some comfort my friends.

Chris G February 13th 2022 Sunday

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

19 thoughts on “High Hopes, Brilliant Thoughts – Gone for Nought”

  1. I feel frustration when I have such a desire to create….and nothing comes of it. One of 2 things then happen, I am frustrated enough to just go ‘do’ something and ignore my calling. Or I am frustrated enough to sit and do nothing (watch youtube). Or, always a ready go to, eat.

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  2. Oh how I know that feeling.” I’ll just look at what the other bloggers are saying” and two hours later I am still reading and have forgotten any and all thoughts on what to write today.

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      1. Yes. Absolutely. It had a lot to do with advertising, and the roles of women, men, in the work force and at home. My mom was a secretary around that time when they would drink at work, smoke, and the Secretary was almost a babysitter that took whatever the boss demanded. It also gave me a timeline how back when JFK got shot, Vietnam and the threat of nuclear war was prevalent. It was eye opening and made me put things in perspective. So, I guess it wasn’t really mindless tv, but it was fun and entertaining along with learning mixed in. Plus, the main guy has such an awesome voice. I recommend it.

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