Saturday, December 30, 2017
Y2K, not oK.
Y2K, remember that? On January first of the year 2000, all the computers were going to shut down or crash, airplanes were going to fall out of the sky, the power grid was going to over-load and explode, civilization was going to end as we knew it. Even though people who actually worked in the industry were saying it won't be that bad, leave it up to the media to create hysteria. I was with my current company and there was some worry about it but not panic. Something scary is about to happen related to Y2K, something that makes me feel sick inside but there's nothing I can do about it. Even though it feels like a few years ago, the frightening thing for me is to realize that all the cute little babies born on that worrisome day, will begin to turn into men and women, eighteen years of age. I find myself feeling like I'm watching an hour glass that represents my life, the sand is quickly slipping out and there is nothing I can do.
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I have said the same thing, but when the sands in the hourglass are out...there out. That's why I live the day for the day, stop to smell the flowers, and enjoy all the little pleasures.
I wish you a very Happy New Year!!!
Happy New Year!
I cannot believe how quickly time slips by. As a teacher, I stay stuck in the same grade but my students grow up. When they come back and visit me, I am reminded how quickly life passes. So the moral of the story I guess is to enjoy every minute. I wish I was better at doing that!
Happy New Year as well Steven. I am trying to do better, it's odd, I often heard that expression, "life is not a rehearsal, we only get one chance at it" but even though I understood the meaning, one day I woke up older and suddenly grasped the full meaning.
Michael 54, Happy New Year back! Same here, I wish I was better at grabbing life by the horns. Take tonight for instance, I'm just going to be sitting at home.... like I always do.... like I have always done.
I wish I could share magic words to tease a smile into your evening.
Aloneness allows for deep contemplation, perhaps a touch too much worry. There is sadness in your words; on this jewel of a planet, to know that sadness exists is heartbreaking.
If you are lonely, look up into that frigid Canadian sky. Know that somewhere, someone sees the very stars you gaze upon, and in their twinkling light sends their caring.
For me the milestone is not Y2K but 9/11. Kids these days were defined by the WTC bombings, but don't remember the events as such.
You should listen to Groucho Marx: you are only as old as the women you feel.
There is something most certain you can do: life your life to the fullest and make everything as meaningful as you possibly can before that last grain hits - and may that be a long ways off. I hope you do so.
Tomass, that was a very kind, poetic uplifting comment. It did exactly what you wanted. I actually was out last night, the sky was clear and the full moon on the white snow was so bright I could have read a book by moonlight. In fact it was so bright it almost made the Christmas lights redundant. I had to go back in, -33 was just too much and also the cracking sounds in the bush were probably just frost but it could be something trying to sneak up and eat me.
Mr Lurker, so in other words you are saying not to hug anyone's granny?
Dr Spo, I think about that all the time, it's not all bad, I usually post when something is bothering me but it's a battle inside my head and many days the "happy Steven" wins over.
I enjoyed the moonlight last night too; the illumination of the woods was remarkable. It wasn't quite as cold here, but especially with the wind, too chilly for much time outdoors. I'm not sure if the spectacular moonlight was apologizing for winter, or showing it off.
Don't worry about the 'cracking sounds' in the forest; if it was critter it was likely searching for warmth, rather than a meal.
Not to be worrying : I do the same in my blog.
Tomass, I hope you took in the effect of the super moon last night, I forget to watch its rising, but holy cow it was cold here last night. I'm not worried about the cracking sounds, I forgot to put an lol on the end of that comment as a joke. There is nothing big enough to make that noise around here, moose are not common in this area and the bears are hibernating so the only thing big enough to come crashing through the brush would be a lost cow.... or the eastern big foot but they are vegetarians and much smaller than the western ones.... yes I'm kidding people.
Sometimes I worry about giving the impression that I am sitting in the dark crying to sad music while dressed all in black. I know you will check back to see if I answered so I'm going to be honest, yes I do at the moment have a lot of sadness inside right now, less than last year but still a lot. I also am rejecting it, tying to at least and I do see the steps I need to take to get there. I probably should let you know that I understand the danger of dwelling in a dark place and that there is no benefit to it so I work on creating happy spaces ( without sounding too new age-ish). I think my blog is my mental garbage can, to dump all my blahs in. This could almost have been a post lol.
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