Sunday, 22 June 2008

Ruminating, In General


Let's just ruminate a little. I have been noticing lately, well, actually all the time, that it is difficult to relate to others 'in the moment' as opposed to dredging up the past. Is it our pasts that define us? Are we nothing more or less than what we have already done? I am thinking that there would be very little relating going on if, indeed, we were all 'in the moment' (for instance, this post). There would be absolutely NOTHING to talk about. Perhaps we would all be staring, deeply into each others eyes and asking the most inane question...'what are you thinking?'. There has been a time or two when I was asked that question and honestly, I had to make something up. If truth be told, I was ruminating about frivolous and trivial items on my to-do list or some such nonsense. I think I am embracing my superficiality. A friend once told me (see, I am dredging up the past even now), that " most of us live pretty unremarkable lives" and you know, that made so much sense to me and gave me such a feeling of relief.

3 comments:

Joey & Rick said...

Irony...reflecting on your words...

If you look past what is obvious, there is always something to talk about. It's like seeing what can't be seen, or is present, but not seen.

I know this was a test, or have you, an exercise, to see if I would actually leave a comment...

It is these such things that cause my great love and fasination with you. You bring a different perspective to our lives. You cause us to look at things differently. I only wish I could have that gift, as you do, both of you. I see so much of you in the shoe (not you St.Thom)... your style, your flair...Okay, I'm starting to sound creepy....

Eric said...

Waz up wit da shoe? I wanna see photos of Nelson, your garden, and your new property? :) What else is going on wit ya... besides livin in da boat! Hope all is well!

Sam n' Ash said...

love your blog... a peek inside my aunt's mind; a new side of you i've never seen. yes, the danica is engaged and we were all shocked! i love you.