MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Mountain


THE MOUNTAIN

I cannot live without technology
I can't take in a real mountain 
I need to see it through a lens 
I don't need the wind while I'm watching 
I don't need the cold 
I just want my mountain 
And share it 
And send it everywhere 
There it is, I know, but it's too real 
The world is such a real place 
I can't share it all 
I just need my mountain 
I just need to see it through my lens
No wind, no real altitude, no hassle 
What is real is of no importance to me 
It's boring and takes up too much of my time.
Life is a lens.

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40 comments:

  1. Hmmm.
    I am grateful for rather a lot of technology. but do love the mountains as well. And the trees. And the clouds. And the ocean....

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  2. It didn't really happen if it didn't happen on Facebook

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    1. something doesn't exist if it's not on Wikipedia

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  3. Gee, you wouldn't be writing a bit sarcastically here, would you?

    Reminds me of a study they did years ago. In a grammar school classroom, they brought in a camera and a television and trained it on the teacher as she conducted her class. They had the TV broadcast her performance live as she proceeded. All the young students watched the teacher on the television even though she was standing right in front of them for real!

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    1. Just a wee bit.

      That's quite a study, not to mention the result. I'm slighty worried now.

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  4. We can see
    Right for me
    Seconds it takes
    No double takes
    Just double rhyme
    Such a crime
    But no crime here
    Sit and peer
    No snow or sleet
    It is so neat
    Damn, my phone is dead
    Why don't you just chop off my head?

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    1. Sit and peer
      Oh deer!
      Yes, deer with a double e
      In the place to be

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  5. It's like wanting to see the beauty of nature - but you don't want to go outside to do it. I can relate!

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  6. I enjoyed reading your thoughts and life is indeed a lens that changes, it's all perspective I guess. Greetings!

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  7. I want to experience the mountain not just see it through an electronic lens. I want to breathe in the air, smell the pine trees, feel the morning mist on my face and discover the beauty of nature first hand.

    Put the iPhone down, I will take you on a real adventure...

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    1. That's the True I know
      At the blue guy show

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    2. A song enjoy....

      Ain't No Mountain High Enough...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C_3eYj-pOM

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    3. Nothing can keep me... keep me from YOUUUUU!

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  8. I wish I was near that mountain *sigh*. I'd do anything just to be enveloped by nature (in the good sense - not the tornado, tsunami sense). Been a rough week.
    We don't live in the now - that's our problem Blue. And another problem is we're obsessed with wanting everyone to see things the way we do (not just see, but we crave their validation too).

    Let's just start packing for Bora Bora, shall we? I've had enough of all of this.

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    1. So true. We're obsessed with wanting everyone to see things the way we do and we crave their validation too. We need to pack our stuff, Az.

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  9. I'm in a filter-free zone here!

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    1. Did that zone come with the time machine you bought on Ebya?

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  10. Greetings Blue. I enjoyed reading your poetic piece. Well written. I'm like you, I like to look and not place a foot on a mountain high, so I'll say goodbye and not sigh, as why try if you wish to stay alive, and not die. Mountaineering can be dangerous! Blessings to you, Blue.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Wait... What did you say? "I'm like you, I like to look and not place a foot on a mountain high." Um... what The Silver Fox said :)

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  11. I don't have a phone so I don't find myself looking down all the time or through a lens unless I pull out my camera to take a picture.

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    1. And that's one of the reasons I like you, Mary.

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  12. We went to a first-birthday party for the daughter of friends. As she enjoyed her birthday cake, everyone except for us watched through their phones as they filmed her. I don't want to live through a lens.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. My point exactly. You see the same thing when peoplw go to a concert. Personal branding is more important than enjoying the moment.

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  13. I like to see the world through my lens. It's great that we can document our travels and the beautiful world around us, then go back and relive those moments whenever we want. Of course, after I snap a few photos I also take time to soak in the scenery with the camera off, but I refuse to travel without a lens to capture it all.

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    1. Soaking in the scenery... I like the sound of that. I'm sure the time will come when our eyes are connected to a hard drive.

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  14. Hubby and I were talking a few nights ago about the Internet and technology in general. What a great teaching tool it's been, but also how much harm it's done to our society. Aside from the obvious issues it's caused in our home, it seems that no matter where you go, people have their heads buried in their laps staring at their devices. Even my kids are guilty. They come over to visit and out come the phones. I'm like, "Um, yeah, you guys can check Facebook, Insta, and play Trivia Crack when you're at home. You're here right now." "Yes ma'am."

    People are present but not present.

    Geez, I sound old. "Get off my lawn you little whipper snapper!"

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. People are present but not present. That's as true as the Bora gold I don't have, Elsie. It doesn't make you sound old. It's an accurate observation.

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  15. As long as we have the mountain to experience, that is the main thing!! I have to admit, I don't own a cell phone!

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  16. I coming to say hello ! how are doing Grumpy blue?
    Im agree we see the world through lens, but what can we do??
    But for me sometimes is a way to travel, and love some sites!
    hugs!

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    1. You've got a point there, Gloria. I'm a bit stressed because of my work. You know I'm always tired, so that's not a good combination. Thank you for asking. I hope you're doing fine. I'll stop by real soon, okay?

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  17. I think life is a mountain . . and we all have to climb it. Sometimes we stride majestically up the steep slopes and sometimes we scratch and crawl our way up with such an effort. The lens is our recolatection of that struggle and I am hoping I have a zoom lens, so I can see the wide angle and the telephoto shots of the journey . . . :)

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  18. . . . and hope you are ok, Blue. Haven't seen you for a while and wish you well. :)

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    1. I've got this horrible deadline staring me in the face, Eddue. I WILL be back (minus the Austrian accent). Thanks for always stopping by. You know I appreciate it... mucho!

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    2. That's ok, good friend. Hope the deadline is conquered decisively and absolutely . . . :)

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