Thursday, December 09, 2010

Watching paint dry

Every part of our lives is subject to a natural change, and probably pretty well even between positive and negative. Focusing on the improving areas, I do like to see if any have improved from time to time as there's always a list of stuck areas impossible to change directly which may or may not shift more or less independently, like our current congestion charge or what time it gets dark. All seeing things change from negative to positive. The few I have control over directly are how my house and garden look, while most others tend to change like the weather only a lot more slowly. They range from what's going on outside, like car designs, or my own life like being published or on TV. The outside news it totally outside my control, like a TV script, but the personal stuff mainly depends on my doing the start and other people marking it like an exam, pass or fail. This covers anything I create, sell, write and asking women out or contacting old friends. We are not able to cover whole jobs on our own in most areas of life, so whatever ambitions we have the only thing we can do is persist when we are turned down. It can get boring when on a losing streak but that is the nature of change itself, it happens apparently randomly but for me more in phases of specific similar happenings.

So it's like seeing a sideways bar chart of lots of different issues, changing from red to blue when they shift, and one small pleasure I have is when I see one that's been stuck for ages and apparently never to change finally move without me doing a thing about it. It could be an old friend getting in touch, getting money paid that was owed to me, having something published, that type of thing. The ancients created the rain dance to try and end the drought and probably killed a few women and peasants when it didn't work as well, now we either carry on with our normal business and wait or use The Secret and see if it's any better than a rain dance. I'll work on another couple now, it's time the drought was broken again.


Roger Hooton of Nuriootpa, South Australia said...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Boring. You keep going over the same boring stuff, nothing new happening in your life, no bits of humour. I really think you are void of humour as I get no feed-back from the fun emails I send you, stopping sending you such if you can't exchange fun emails. Maybe you just don't have real friends. But your blogs just are so damn predictable and boring no wonder I am the only one who sends you comments. David get a REAL life and REAL friends you can actually VISIT and they VISIT you and you go OUT with them. I am VERY thankful for the many REAL friends I have. You appear to have NON. Your blog is a good way to send me to sleep. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

David said...

As blogs are interactive I did take your comments into account, really most people's lives are routine and the main difference is they tend to select the interesting bits and leave the rest out. My actual theme of dark humour runs through most of my material but not everyone realises it in writing compared to if it's in conversation. But I'll shift the emphasis a bit whatever the phase of energy around me is.
As for the email jokes as you are one of quite a large group who sends them I have to save them up for rainy days and the like as also the size alone makes many take quite a while to open in word/slide shows etc, often longer than actually reading them. I keep them all though as sooner or later they all get read but as so many circulate for years I never pass them on as many are back a good few times already.