the meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances;
if there is any reaction, both are transformed. - Jung
Recently watching my son interact with children that he’d just met at a playground, I began to contemplate blogging; Imagining parallels between the two worlds.
When I first entered the blogging world, it was a bit like arriving at a playground for the very first time and I was eager to enjoy the new found play equipment. Initially I spent time navigating my way around the play equipment, as I ‘d arrived with little to no knowledge of this newfangled world, until I knew enough to engage with others. My expectations apart from wanting to initiate interest in my blog and mastering the equipment were little to none. I wasn’t aware before entering the world of blogging that it was going to be an intimate social experience. In fact I hadn’t considered the social experience at all. I’m now aware that all walks of life are participating and that there’s room for everyone, social and anti social.
There are no strict rules. Only guidelines as in life and as in life there are plenty of people willing to guide you. The anti social behaviour is far and few between and is mostly based in ignorance as opposed to malice.
When you first introduce a child to a playground it’s all about the equipment and what they can do with it. Other children playing very quickly become an important feature. Children often display the gift of making the most of the moment when they meet another child for the first time in a playground. They quickly establish common ground so that they can get on with the task at hand... playing. If time allows, on a need to know basis, they’ll share more. Sometimes they have difficulty parting company due to circumstances beyond their control and hope to return again. At other times they just choose to play with others. Mostly no offence is taken; after all it’s a playground, a free for all.
No matter what the nature of the relationship everyone is happy to be there.
There’s always something to enjoy and learn. It’s important to find time for the things that you enjoy and benefit from. Sometimes there’s just too much fun to be had and whose to say that’s a waste of time.
I've been very busy blog hopping of late... well I've been busy with a lot of things, but when I've had computer time I've just been out and about viewing blogs. I'm not complaining as I've been having and am having a pretty good time and learning a little too, but I haven't made much time for attending to my own blog. I haven't written much of late (not that I'm a writer) and what I have written I haven't finished. So who cares you may ask? I do as it bothers me just a teeny weeny bit that it's getting more and more difficult to focus on me as there's so much out there in blogland to explore and enjoy. Anyway what I do have to share today is another email from a much loved friend that you may enjoy too.....
To my knowledge the below information (useless trivia) is true..... please don't hesitate to let us know if it is not so!
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!...
*In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'.
*Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'...and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.
*The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
*Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
*Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
*Coca-Cola was originally green.
*It is impossible to lick your elbow.
*The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska *The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) *The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% *The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the ageOf eleven: US$ 16,400
*The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000
* Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
*The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
*If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their birthplace
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? A. Obsession
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common? A. All were invented by women.
*In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase...'Goodnight, sleep tight'
*It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
* In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.'It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'
*Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.
Have you tried to lick your elbow yet? There's bound to be someone out there who can....
Keep trying.... but you won't win friends if you give it a go in public!
An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the world. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, thinking that he would start by working his way across the USA from South to North. On his first day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read '$10,000 per call'. The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to God. The American thanked the priest and went along his way. Next stop was in Atlanta. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in Orlando and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was. She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 he could talk to God.'O.K., thank you,' said the American. He then travelled all across America , Europe, England , Japan , New Zealand. In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same '$US10,000 per call' sign under it. The American, decided to travel to Australia to see if Australians had the same phone. He arrived in Australia and again, in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read '40 cents per call.' The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign. 'Father, I've travelled all over the world and I've seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in all of them price was $10,000 per call.Why is it so cheap here?' The priest smiled and answered, 'You're in Australia now, son - it's a local call'.
I blog for a myriad of reasons. One of them being the continual learning experience and as I've only been blogging for a short time I'm still entertained by all there is to learn. I also enjoy the creative freedom.
Connecting with people and their ideas is also a bonus of blogging.
I'm inspired by numerous blogs (which are people) and for a variety of reasons such as creativity, entertainment and education. I'm also intrigued and possibly inspired by beautiful and sometimes odd human qualities.
For the sake of a number I'm going to list 5 in no particular order that I haven't mentioned in previous posts .....
I had to think long and hard about this question and I concluded that any one of my memories can be recalled with a smile as they are my version of events throughout my life. Unfortunately there are none that I care to share at this point in time. Please don't be offended by this... possibly I'm just being lazy!
What makes you laugh?
Laughter for me can arrive at any time. I don't think that there is one particular thing or event that makes me laugh. Certainly there are people in my life that provoke laughter and I love them for that. Funny makes me laugh and funny strange makes me laugh even more!
Oh yes and there are certain bodily functions that can make me laugh too!
If you had a million pounds/dollars and a private jet to take you anywhere in the world where would you go?
First up I'd take the pounds over the dollars... they're worth more!
With that amount of cash and my own jet at my disposal I would choose Spontaneity! I would gather my loved ones, which would involve a little travel and then together we would choose our destinations. I'm kind of imagining an endless supply of money!
Choose a flavour of ice cream that most fits your personality...
That would have to be Chocolate.
I've chosen Chocolate for all its attributes and faults!
"When children see animals in a circus, they learn that animals exist for our amusement. Quite apart from the cruelty involved in training and confining these animals, the whole idea that we should enjoy the humiliating spectacle of an elephant or lion made to perform circus tricks shows a lack of respect for the animals as individuals" - Peter Singer
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