ish & ish

But what if? ……

ish & ish    ……..

equals         ……..

WOW!!!

or

Perfect : )

or

at least      ……..

something  ……

to build on to get there

could            …….

ish & ish be a yin/yan type of thing?

or  maybe a mathematical equation?

ish + ish =  ?

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An ode to ‘ish’

You ok? ……

……….ish

Thats good  isn’t it?

……….ish

Mmmmmmm delicious yes?

………..ish

Bright blue, green or turquoise?

………..ish

Yellow or orange?

……….ish

Bitter or sweet?

………ish

Hot or Cold?

………..ish

What IS this ish?

ish

ish

ish

Sitting on the fence …non commital …mediocre ….the damned ish ….LETS BANISH THE ISH …the ish must go ….or all that might be left is a kind of beige

………ish

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!!!

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Notice the bigger picture

Blogging for me is not so much about writing but reading also ……or should I say ‘absorbing’ …..stories…images …journalism …poetry ….art…..science ….religion …even MATHS:D:D:D

One of the FASCINATING elements is the different perspectives around the world ….there is MUCH that we all have in common ….some cultural differences but c’mon life would be pretty dull without the richness of diversity.

Which brings me back to Youbi in Nigeria ….like us all ….getting on with her life but a life framed by the socio/political climate of the country she lives.

I recently started following a news and current affairs blog called Quartz Africa and ironically have received a post this week which helped set Youbi’s post about the student fee hike against the wider context of the cultural/political landscape in Nigeria at the moment.

I urge bloggers to not JUST focus on their own blog….but to widen the scope ….get out of the ‘comfort zone’ and follow others in other countries ….read….learn ….share …connect

The 21st century IS global ……folk seem to be trying to put barriers back up …I mean crikey look at us in Europe just now ….BUT surely those days are gone ….there ARE no boundaries really ….just need to break down those barriers even if it’s just ‘virtual’ at the moment …..yep ….we just need to break down the barriers and LIFT!!!!

“What is success?

I like this as it shows how ‘success’ is achievable by all …reblogging

Craig's Quotes

moon on the water at Tolaga Bay“To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate the beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
Or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

from

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/what-is-success/

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/what-is-success-to-laugh-often-and-much-to-win-the-respect-of-intelligent-people-and-the-affection-of-children/

and

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/the-principles-of-success-the-winning-edge

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
“A writer’s dreams
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Watch: Ivorians sing “Not a bit afraid,” a defiant response to al-Qaeda’s attack

Less than two weeks after Islamist militants attacked a beach on the Ivory Coast, killing 19 people, Ivorians returned to the same beach to make a music video about living without fear. “Meme Pas Peur,” or “Not a bit afraid,” features peaceful landscape shots of Grand Bassam beach, where gunmen with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic…

http://qz.com/647555/watch-ivorians-sing-not-a-bit-afraid-a-defiant-response-to-al-qaedas-attack/

I think it’s called …

Have been listening to somewhat ‘retro’ music this week …pertinent to current events and ‘lost boys’ tho I think …

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You can check out the tracks on YouTube if you like …I think the term is ‘existential depression’….and we’ve got a kind of global crisis on our hands

This morning ….

So….got up as per usual Sunday morning…had breakfast …sorted laundry and took up to Mohammed …
My house is pretty small ..no room for a dryer …so I take my washing up to the local laundrette for drying …Mohammed owns it and if left all day ensures the weeks washing is dried and folded so neatly no ironing is required …HURRAH!!! ….and all for £4 … he is indeed the saviour of THIS household:D

Anyway … before taxi’ing the eldest I had a quick look at Eric who I had unusually left downstairs on the floor …on opening his jacket there was a message from WordPress with a zig zag saying Blog On was experiencing ‘heavy traffic’!!!?

What the HELL does THAT mean? …thought I

Now USUALLY I get 1/2 a dozen visits at most to my rambling sepia tinged little blog ..and even THAT suprises me …but yesterday for one day only …it appears things went a little mad and ‘Blog On’ got an additional 94 visits from the Netherlands!!!??:D:D:D ….bizarre!!! ….why???….is it a glitch/error?..do WordPress randomly plug a post in a particular country or something? ….did ‘Save the Egg’ strike some kind of chord???:D:D:D

Anyway …this blogging milarkey is a fascinating experience isn’t it? But I really AM going to have to bury Eric somewhere and take a break for the next couple of weeks as have SO much going on at the moment I really need to FOCUS and refind my Om:D:D:D
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all kinds of blogs from all over the globe …THANYOU to all bloggers out there for opening up my world and restoring SOME faith that all is not lost:)

Ooh ….and I’ll finish here with a tribute to one of Eric’s positive attributes

When I first got him I downloaded this lovely little app …every morning ..between first and second alarm ( I am not naturally a morning person:D …anyway …yes …every morning he sounds a tinkling chime to announce delivery of a yoga quote …..below are what I received  over the last week or so:):):)

If I DO end up loosing everything the next couple of weeks I guess there is far worse than spending the rest of my life in pyjamas Eric in hand:D:D

My relationship with Eric

Yep ….here he is ….

But is our relationship becoming a tad obsessive? ….is it equatable and reciprocal? …. does he give as much as he takes and vice versa? ….is it a relationship of growth or energy sapping?

He looks innocent enough doesn’t he? ….Looks a bit like a diary or journal ….which is what I thought he was  going to be …….starting a blog was a little tongue in cheek really …I mean look at the title:D:D …..I think I was feeling a little angry and frustrated myself at the time ….rushed off my feet and too knackered to think also:D:D

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but WHOOOOOOSH!!!! …..I feel as though I’ve been thrown into a whirling  cyber ‘thought’ universe circling the globe …I’m reading and reading and reading ….and my inbox is getting clogged up with THOUSANDS of posts …am going to have to clear it …ration it in some way …but how?

It’s SO fascinating …people’s thoughts and creativity ..uncensored …all ages …nationalities ..it’s BEAUTIFUL …mostly

I guess like most relationships early doors …it’s wonderful but you have to get a grip and not get too carried away …that initial WHOOOOOSH settles down …do you then find a compatibility that can be built on? ….but in this case how?
How do you sort the wheat from the chaff…is there ANY chaff?
Everyone deserves a voice

But I guess it’s like all relationships in life … who do you trust?
Which voices out there can you rely on? Or is it safer to just keep a distance? ….is this how the ‘Zenofbeing’ felt I wonder?

It’s not been 6 months yet …and have been blown away by it all …I started writing because my world had become insane …OUR world had become insane …a kind of ‘self therapy’ like my diary used to be ….but is blogging making that feel any better or worse?

Is Eric sitting there in his slightly flamboyant jacket a force for good or ill?

Hmmmmmm ….I guess it’s like all scientific and technological advancements ….it depends how we CHOOSE to use it ….and like EVERYTHING in life we must endeavour to find a ‘balance’:)