Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Undeniably me …. on Understanding ….

One of my favourite quotes is by Socrates … "I know that I don't know anything, but the others don't even know that".

And when i think of that quote ... my mind races full speed ahead to visions of Alistair Sim in Scrooge singing "I don’t know anything, I never did know anything, but now I know that I don’t know … all on a Christmas morning"


Here is what I understand …

That each life has a start and middle and an end … and it is up to each individual to spend that time that we are given in the best way possible … (didn’t they just say this on Glee? … you mean I am not the only one who has this one figured out)

That as of today, I have been blessed at least 19,329 times …

that there is always time for play

That as much as the squeak in the rusty gate hinge annoys me … it also tells me that someone I love is about to step through it and into my home and my heart for a while … hopefully for a long while …

That little things do matter … it’s the little, the common, the everyday where the heart resides, the spirit flies and we find ourselves

that the colour red in food is a good thing ...

Buffy was right … the hardest thing in this world is to live in it

and Gandolf was also right “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door”

I also understand that it can be just as dangerous not going out of your door …

That either this wall art is incomplete or i just don't get it at all...

I understand how nothing in life is more precious than your child … no matter what age they are … or what time at night they are calling for a ride home …

That these lyrics will always be important to me ... "Images of broken light which
dance before me like a million eyes That call me on and on across the universe"

flowers are beautiful


I understand that my life today has been the result of my choices up to this point in time … yeah that’s another way of say there are consequences both good and bad to every decision ... to every action …

I understand contentment … and peace … but only in bits and pieces as they just do not exist 100% of the time … if they did … how would I recognize them ... would I recognize them?

that what goes up ...


Things I don’t understand

cheating and lying in any situation … although we are all guilty of blurring the lines with little white lies

hate, animosity, the need to be a queen bee

war, conflict, intolerance, destruction

forgiveness … I am so hard when it comes to forgiving …

the universe … it’s too expansive to ever understand

technology, the internet, the www … I feel like I am growing up with technology I don’t have the slightest hope of ever understanding …. I don’t get how I can type my words here and then the world can see them … Seriously, what happens after I hit "publish post" ... i'm sending bits of me into the universe and i don't understand ...


I want to thank you all for stopping by and leaving comments ... I have totally sucked at returning them while i have been down with this cold thing ... i made a great rally last week, i taught a small mini album class at Pick of the Patch then i went home and slept for 3 hours ... guess i just wasn't quite better ... but now i am, so i thank you all, your comments were wonderful and filled my heart with warm and fuzzy happy bits ... and omg ... i love those puffs tissues with the ointment in them ... so soft on the nose ...


This post has been brought to you by the letter T and Jenny Matlock’s incredibly fabulous Alphabe-Thursday meme … go visit her blog links to some interesting and amusing U posts!


Peace, Love & Paper ... Jo

36 comments:

Short and Sweet said...

Your post for "U" is so wonderful. You always seem to make me wonder and think about so much when I visit. Keep up the good work. Thanks

Maggie said...

Great U post with much to ponder. I'll be thinking about some of the things you said, during today, I'm sure.
Maggie

Jacque said...

Good Morning Jo,

That was a thought provoking post. You always have some great pics!

Thanks for sharing U with us today and thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company!

Have a great THURSDAY!

Mary said...

It looks like you understand all the important things :-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your post! The pictures, quotes, and insights are really wonderful. Thanks for stopping by.

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

This was thoughtful and comprehensive, Jo! Loved the images you paired with it.

Kat said...

This was a beautiful post Jo. I love the images you chose to illustrate your lovely words. And I'll admit, I don't quite get the wall either :) Kathy

jeff campbell said...

Jo...this is a remarkable post...I think that you and I understand one another:-) Peace and blessings

Lola said...

Great U post - I totally Understand U!

Wishing you a Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

Izzy said...

Lovely post Jo, glad you're starting to feel better too ;)

nono said...

Great post. I enjoyed reading it.

laterg8r said...

great post of U! love the pic of your darling girl on the switch back steps :D

jen said...

Thanks for this great post. That quote from Socrates is going into a favorites file.

Molly said...

That was a great post!

Jenny said...

Jo, what a beautiful post. I'm glad you are feeling better. Being sick is just wrong.

But this little stop on our journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "U" is just right!

I love your words.

I love your images.

I love this link!

Thank you.

A+

Debbiedoos said...

What beautiful spoken words...and the things you do not understand....I could not have said it better:) Beautiful post indeed!~

Pondside said...

I hope you're on the mend now!
This was a really good post because it made me think, and then go back and read it again. Thanks!

Viki said...

I always love your posts. They are always so thought provoking. Great u post.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! happy to hear that you are feeling better!
A wonderful post...with wonderful photos.

(I am curious...how did you figure out that you've been blessed at least 19,329 times...?

Blessings & Aloha!
thank you for stopping by! :o)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Lovely u post..

We really think a lot alike..you should worry about that..a lot..

Susan Anderson said...

I love those words from the Beatles, too. Fun post, with lots to think about.

=)

PS. Thanks for liking my poem!

Serline said...

Thanks for the thought provoking and inspirational post!

Sarah said...

Jo, you get an A++ from me. This is a fantastic post. I find your words and images most inspiring. Bravo! ~ Sarah

easternsparkle said...

I've realy enjoyed reading this - great perspective!

Cheryl said...

This was a fabulous U post. I hope you find some understanding of forgiveness. That part really broke my heart.

Amanda Lee said...

I love your thought-provoking posts, and this one is no exception! Thanks for your insights.

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

I was feeling down, physically and emotionally, but after I read this post..I was lifting up, so thank you..thank you Jo!

Terra said...

this is a wonderful U post. I am so glad I read it. Understanding is so hard, the universe is so big...thank you for putting it out there for us

PERMANENT POSIES said...

That was deep! I had to go back a couple of times. I really enjoyed it. Hey....thanks for stopping by my blog too. Glad to find you.

Susan said...

U said it!! contentment and peace are fleeting, is that how it should be?

great quotes!

I too love puffs...bet it is allergies and not a cold. but feel better at any rate!
Susan

Unknown said...

Dear Jo,
Thank you for visitng my U-post. I agree, otters are cute. That's why I left them in, even though they don't really belong among the U-words - except in Swedish.
I've read your U-post and just love it! Great quotes and deep thoughts and interesting images.
Best wishes,
Anna

For the benefit of other readers who are curious about my post:
Anna's U-words

Unknown said...

you put a lot of thought into this and it really talks to me.....I love it and agree with it.....

Unknown said...

jo---awesome post this week...i very much enjoyed reading this..especially after a long day of driving...i feel renewed.

Lourie said...

I love LOVE that version of A Christmas Carol. My absolute favorite. Your post for "U" was fabUlous.

Vicki/Jake said...

Understanding the Uncomprehending Universe is Utterly Umpossible :)

U did a great U post and I'm so glad I got over here. Hope U are feeling better by now. Think I'll go visit some of your past posts...

Take care

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful "U" post! I know I'm bvery late seeing it but t;s been a hectic week and I'm finally catching up!

Congrats on getting s design postion with The Inspired Scrapper!