26 December 2013

Reflection

In blogging, perhaps there comes a time when you have said everything. You have covered every life experience worth recounting, described the full gamut of your grievances, all joys and triumphs. Every homemade recipe has been detailed and all hobbies and passions. Yes. That's surely possible. You could get to the end of the line with nothing left to say.

But I have been at this blogging lark for eight and a half years now and I still can't see the end of the track. If I ever make it to the promised land of the old folks' residential home, I will probably still be blogging there. The Bulgarian  or Filipino care workers at "Evergreen Fields" will  be calling me to lunch - "Hey Missa Puddin - gotta stop dat bloggin bizzness right now and come for your soup! Is cockaleekie today! Y'know you like cockaleekie!" And reeking of stale urine with my chin all white and bristly, I'll press "Publish" before shuffling to the day room - using my aluminium zimmer frame for support.

Occasionally, I have come up with what I think might be good, fresh ideas for blogposts and then a little voice somewhere in the back of my head tells me to check previous posts with the "Search" facility. Several times I have discovered that the new idea is not fresh after all - and that I had previously covered the topic. You feel rather stupid when that happens. Perhaps I'll be residing in "Evergreen Fields" sooner than expected!

So this is an odd sort of post isn't it? Not really saying anything. Just treading water. But as our dear Queen Elizabeth II said in her Christmas speech yesterday, we all need to take time out for reflection - "With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock." How right she is.
The Queen - Christmas 2013

16 comments:

  1. You know Yorky ~ when Lizzie said that in her speech I immediately thought ~ She needs to blog! What do you reckon a good blog name/URL might be for her?

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    1. I think "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Official Blog" would a good title. Early posts might include:-
      "Falling in Love With Philip"
      "Welsh corgis"
      "Horse racing"
      and "My Visit to Cairns in March 1954"
      (By the way - were you there Carol - waving your little flag?)

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    2. 1954 ~ my Mother was 10 and yes she was one of those little kids waving their flags in Rockhampton.

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  2. I repeat myself all of the time....what the hell

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  3. I repeat myself too.

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  4. I repeat myself too.

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  5. I repeat myself too.

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    1. Ha! Ha! That's clever. That's clever.

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  6. I often have that same deja vu feeling but repetition is a Good Thing (S & Y 1066 for the umpteenth time). For one thing there are not many people who are reading now who followed me when I started in 2007 and (apart from Monica - Beyond the Lone Islands) few remember the old ones anyway.

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    1. It's funny how one's roll call of blog visitors changes with the passing of time.

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  7. We all repeat ourselves .... and as long as we all keep forgeting we're OK !!

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    1. Ha! Ha! I spotted the deliberate spelling error in your comment Helen! It illustrated the notion of forgetfulness very cleverly.

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  8. I even repeat titles. That's why I pop the date in the title bar.
    I blame school and all those lines I used to get.

    "I must lurn to koncentrate on my spelling".

    A hundred of these and I was programmed to repeat myself.

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    1. The thing about remembering is that it is impossible to remember everything. Our minds seem to be programmed to store certain memories at the frontline of our consciousness and to put others in very distant filing systems. We appear to have no choice in this prioritisation.

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    2. I was fortunate, I had a brilliant mathematics teacher and a superb physics teacher. The former was prone to violence and the latter was a quiet gentleman. They both remembered how hard they found the subject when they were starting out.
      I couldn't even consider teaching but found later that if you are confident in your subject then teaching merchant navy cadets spherical trigonometry is easy. Some respond to drawing it and others to the formulae.
      I even taught it with chalk and dancing to seven year olds at my sons primary school. I never managed to get my son to add any odd or even number up so I appreciate learning numbnuts is not for me.

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  9. My blog will be 5 years old in March, I think, and I like looking back at some of the things I wrote at first and see how the blog has developed. It parallels some of my own personal development, too.
    When I write about an annual event such as Christmas or the Street Music Festival etc., I like re-reading my previous posts referring to the same event, and to see what has changed since then and what is still the same.
    Without my blog, I would certainly not remember my holidays, special events and everyday stuff as well as I do.

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