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.
Will you ever reach Bora?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Life is Great when You're not Dead


LIFE IS GREAT WHEN YOU'RE NOT DEAD

Life is flowing through my madness
Hiding from my blandness
Numbing sadness:
All is good.
(Even though I'm blue, you will not be bored
Let's keep it light, staying away from The Horde)

Many a mile, Old Car my companion
A breeze, a whiff of onions, too
Spring's a-coming:
Life is new.
(Even though I'm sad, you will not be told
Let's keep it warm, staying away from the cold)

Indifference will not do.
Self-pity will not do.
Fake smiles will not do.

Still many a mile to go and time to find your way
No Hill House luring your trick or treat
Don't hit the brakes today:
Life is sweet.
(Even though I'm blue, you will not be bored
Let's keep it light, staying away from The Horde)

* * *


"It's half my car," he said.

53 comments:

  1. Don't go to Hill House or you will be dead!

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    1. Just finished reading the book. I know what you mean.

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  2. I used to get Hill House and Hell House confused...

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    1. There are so many books and movies that have similar titles. I wonder which is the worse place to end up in: Hill House of Hell House.

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    2. All this hill talk makes me think of ZZ Top Tube Snake Boogie..haha I guess I am trying to lighten the mood...

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  3. Gotta watch that hill
    Sure can't thrill
    With all the suck
    Could fall and cost a buck
    More one doesn't have in the pocket
    May be better to close the door and lock it

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  4. January and February blues
    Is a downer to us dudes.
    But Yay we've started to have sun,
    So that will make us all feel fun.
    I hate the cold and is cold breezes
    Making us have coughs and sneezes.
    It will help when warmer days we see
    To go outside for our vitamin D.

    Hope you feel better soon, blue
    And in cyberland we see much more of you.

    Cheers . . . :)

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    1. The sun will make us run
      And seize the day
      (It had better not be cease the day
      At our seize the day bay)
      The blues... It's time to hear some rock & roll
      Or springtime tunes would be a goal
      Thanks for dropping by, my friend, for making me smile. May springtime never end.

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  5. Good to see a post from you, Blue. Might be the late hour or the busy week at work, but having trouble following it, but it is good that spring is around the corner and life truly is great for those of us who are not dead.

    betty

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    1. Just pretending I'm on the road in search of better times, pretending all is fine. I'm so tired I can barely think straight, so it makes perfect sense that my post makes little sense. It isn't you. It's good to hear from you, betty. I appreciate it.

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  6. Pretending all is fine is what a psychologist told me to do and sometimes you will actually start to feel the way you are acting. I hope you're doing well and aren't blue all the time.

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  7. Hope it is greater, though, after we really are dead....

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    1. Because one life is not enough for us human beings. What does that say about us?

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    2. very little, Blue.
      How the hell are you?
      Wendy aka quillfeather.

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    3. Wendy is alive?!? I thought she joined the pirates and disappeared like a dodo...

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    4. WENDY! Is it rrrrrreally you? Or have I been sniffing too many a blue shoe? Could this be true?

      How the hell am I? Well, I've seen better days, but who hasn't, so I guess I'm doing okay. What have you been up to these past months?

      Dezzzzmeister, she is back.

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  8. you know where the sanctity of life came from? We made it up! You know why? Cause we're alive! Self-interest. Living people have a strong interest in promoting the idea that somehow life is sacred. You don't see Abbott and Costello running around, talking about this shit, do you? We're not hearing a whole lot from Mussolini on the subject. What's the latest from JFK? Not a god damned thing, cause JFK, Mussolini, and Abbott and Costello are fucking dead. They're fucking dead, and dead people give less than a shit about the sanctity of life.


    -George Carlin

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    1. 'It's a self-serving, man-made BS story.' Now, sleep tight and don't let those bed bugs bite.

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  9. LIFE IS GREAT WHEN YOU'RE NOT DEAD - Blue Dear, the title says it all. Life may be filled with trials and tribulations but, it is still a beautiful journey if you can see through some of the muck. We travel this medicine wheel of healing together. Even though you are blue you are still a creature of creative energy. Enjoy, the moments when you can.

    Now, smile for True....dream of spring, dream of better days, dream to your awakening...(hugs)

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  10. The title is true. The line about being sad but the person close to you not knowing it is so melancholy. I guess that's a big fear of mine, to think you know someone enough to be able to tell, but you don't. I haven't seen/read Hill House. I'm too big of a chicken. Hi Blue. :)

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    1. Hello Rosey. So good to hear from you again. If you'd read the first few pages of Hill House, this post would make a bit more sense. I don't blame you. I don't know anyone who's actually read the book.

      Yes, it's a big fear of mine, too.

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  11. Smile and keep it light and easy even when you are stress from your job or life. All things are great when one is still breathing and walking away. Life is sweet!!!!

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  12. Keep smiling Blue! We are here for you! Big Hugs!

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    1. I know that, and I appreciate it. :)

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    2. Hi Magic Love Crow
      I wrote a poem about you
      At my zoo

      http://eddybluelights.blogspot.com/2019/03/magic-love-crow.html

      Cheers, Eddie . . . :)

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    3. I just told her, Eddie :) She seems to have... flown away.

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  13. Life really is sweet. Sometimes, at least for me, it can be difficult to remember because I ain't feeling so hot, still, life really is sweet. Lots of positive vibes headed your way!

    Elsie

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  14. Is the opposite of a blue life red?
    Is that what comes when you're dead?
    When is a life yellow, green?
    When you're free of the Machine?
    Sometimes life can be purple, too
    Or puce, brown, or what have you -
    Or maybe a colour far
    In the glimmer of a birthing star,
    Radio waves, infra red
    Cosmic rays sleeting through your bed
    Hard X rays, UV too
    Enjoy the spectrum, why don't you!

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  15. Depending on the context, even fake smiles can help. They are at least, a start ;)

    HI BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hello Lynda! Good to hear from you again. A start they are, near and far.

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  16. Did you watch the Haunting of Hill House? I tried to, but I could only make it through 3 episodes. Too creepy for me.

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    1. I know what you mean. I stopped watching after episode 2. I did read the book, though.

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  17. Hello Blue! I'm way behind. Eons.

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  18. Blueeee - hope you're doing well!

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  19. I'm never bored at the Blue Grumpsters.
    I hope you're doing well.

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    1. I've seen better days, but I've seen worse, too. Thank you for asking, Sandra. It's Sunday... Such a fun day :)

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  20. Hi Blue...
    Sorry to see you’re under the weather...
    Sending you a get well hug!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Hello Linda! Feeling a bit better now. D minus :)

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  21. Just stopping by to see how me old mate, Blue is!!
    Oh go on then, have a hug, but I expect you enjoyed Linda's more than mine . . . lol
    Keep smiling and Get Well, or else!!!!!
    Cheers,
    Eddie . . . . :)

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    1. Thank Eddie, the one and only Mr. Bluelights!

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  22. Hi Blue
    Thinking of you
    Let’s share a drink or two
    wear our blue shoes

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    1. That we should
      It would be good
      Great too
      How are you
      My eyes hurt so much it's funny
      Still not feeling like a happy bunny
      Your blue suede shoes look mighty fine
      Now all we need is a bottle of wine
      Bourbon would do the trick too
      Beats Scooby Doo
      Or flu
      It's true.

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