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A Tea Storm is Brewin’


If one more thing falls out of the cupboard and on to the counter top or the floor, while I’m trying to organize the overabundance of tea bags and boxes I have somehow accumulated, I am going to fly into a fit of tea-bag-ripping rage that may require my hospitalization. You think I’m kidding? I’m not.

I have been trying to reorganize my kitchen cabinets over the past few days. Moving piles of things from one place to another. This here. That there. Oh so much better.  Pitching food that I just “had” to have on hand that is now 8 years old and was the feast for some unknown beetle species and its kin whose exoskeletons are my tip for exemplary service and selection. Ingrates.

Every time I feel I’m making progress in one area, a finger gets hooked on something or I’m carrying or moving too many things at once, and entropy balances the equation. Everything falls towards the floor in a whirling, water color mosaic of arms spinning, seemingly juggling cans and boxes and brightly colored kitchen towels and individually wrapped tea bags from vintages that are certainly unpalatable in 2013. Everything moves away from me in a rainbow spray of metal, cardboard and packaging fit to hang in the Louvre, all having served its purpose in landing it on the shelves of my overcapacity kitchen.

The imagery of this tea bag fury makes me smile, even though it’s NOT funny at all. Not at all.

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Then and Than

Wicked funny (from The Arkside of Thought):

Then and Than Grammar Fail

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Post Removed: Birth, Death, War and the Value of Human Life

I have removed the post I published yesterday (Birth, Death, War and the Value of Human Life).

The reason was not the subject matter, which I hold to be very important, but rather my ideas about what I want this blog to be.

I was caught up in the emotion of events playing out on the world stage. I let them drag me in.

I want this blog to be a place a refuge for me and for others should they find it such. I want the focus to be about confusion and clarity, but always in the context of nature and natural places and I don’t want to fall into the trap of negativity that is easy for me to fall into. Sarcasm is one outlet for my negativity, and the more sarcastic I become, the more little lights start flashing, alerting me to something out of whack. This is usually a good time for a long hike and some tree hugging.

I felt the since-removed post was the antithesis of what I want to find here.

I have another blog (ggsmiley.me), which is devoid of content thus far, that I will use as an outlet for confusion and clarity that doesn’t fit here, should I chose to go that route. I have a feeling that if content grows in the other blog, I am in need of a whack to the head. These blogs and how they grow is a reflection of what occupies my mind, and the more of one, the less of the other.

So consider these blogs aspects or facets of my personality or threads that my bio-processor is executing. The goal is to direct my attention to thoughts that lift me up, give me strength and make me happy. My thoughts ARE my reality, so if I can mold it, I’d rather mold it in positive ways.

My thanks to those that follow these ramblings and your patience as I become confused, and seek clarity.

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