Skip to main content

LOL, let's face it, there must be something wrong with me :)...

Sitting here, just not getting why people can't see what I see, again, LOL.

I'm not upset, I'm just confused! It happens so much, people comment on something, other people think it's cool or funny, and I just see human desperation, human suffering, and whatnot...

It's got to be me, LOL... Because I'm the odd one out time and again...

Some guy is selling his life on ebay. Some see a stunt (I see that too, by the way), some see a man being brave and leaping into the unknown, some see a man raking in cash with a clever little idea, and some see a man disgarding all his earthly possessions like a monk heading to the top of a mountain to chant and lose all wanting...

I see a guy trying to run away from the pain in his past, and in doing so, not facing that pain, dealing with it, and finding the good it in (yeah, I'm one of those nutters who believe there is good in every experience, including painful experience - as long as you rise to the challenge and embrace it)...

I see a man whole will repeat his past again and again until he DOES face it...

Hmmm, seriously, I do consider myself an optimisit, I do, LOL... I just wonder if running away will make him happier, or whether his memories (which he can't sell, even though he seems to think they will go with his worldly possession - hey man, it's not like they will become the buyers memories, and they won't just evaporate either) will continue to haunt in another woman's face...

Comments

Sarah said…
I totally agree with you here Sif- in fact its the first thing i said to DH- "running away wont take the memories away" . One day im sure he will want to look back and think on his past and everything that was a memento of that will be gone - and i think then a lot of further issues will arise.
Stitch Sista said…
I don't think it's that people can't see what you're saying...but moreso that that's not what he's actually doing.

I'm sure the guy is totally aware that divulging himself of all his possessions will not change the past he must carry with him. There is some mention in the 'friends' section about them being used to this kooky behaviour - so I'm guessing he's just a guy who wants to do something a bit outrageous...

There doesn't seem to be any real signs of trauma etc to me and I think that's why people don't see it as all that serious.

JMO

(oh and you aren't alone anyway...I'm totally used to being the odd one out, or having my comments totally overlooked LOL)
Stitch Sista said…
Oh I wanted to say too that I think it makes a difference that he's not *from* Perth yk. Like why *would* you stay there if you only moved there with that person?

I know that I wouldn't have stayed in Canada if DH and I split up whilst we were there...
HipbubbyMama said…
I suppose i just don't particularly care what some random guy does with his "life" :) I think it's amusing, but haven't really given in any more thought. I don't see it as affecting anyone other than himself - and I believe in the phrase "If it harms none, do what you will".. Is it for me? No way! But it doesn't bother me at all that some one else wants to do this.
Hugs Sif.
I see your point for sure.

There is something wrong with me too- I seem to have a lot of trouble connecting with the humans :P .

Popular posts from this blog

12 Things Happy People Do Differently - a self-reflection...

A few days ago a Facebook friend posted the above poster on her wall. I believe she got these points from this blog which she enjoys reading, and the bloggers on the Marc and Angel Hack Life blog derived their discussion of these points from this book, available on Amazon - you're welcome! I have to admit, I haven't read the blog or the book I've just mentioned but wanted my readers to have access to the sources of the poster for their own reflective purposes.
The New Year will be upon us in but a few days and I thought this a great opportunity to do a little personal assessment on how I'm playing the happy game. I'm often not very happy at all - I don't need to be happy all the time, let me just say that up front - I personally believe that life is a balancing act and those who seek euphoria often will also often feel desolation because in all things there must be balance. The great riches of the few on this planet come at the personal cost of the many as is …

The symbolism of elephants...

Just recently I've been seeing and noticing elephants everywhere!

A few weeks ago I saw the Samsung Elephant Ad, and watching that led me to watching a video with an elephant painting (seriously, you have to watch it to believe it!).

Then last night the boys told me they were having a free dress day at school to raise money for 'Mali the Elephant' - who turned out to be a paper maché statue which the children will paint and then show around the council before it comes back to the school to stand outside the performing arts room.

Then this morning I followed a link from Twitter to Toushka Lee's blog and read this post about an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka.

This morning the Grumpy Old Man did another driving test and unfortunately didn't pass. We've booked his next test and are looking forward to that now. About ten minutes before he walked in the door I saw this poster on Facebook...


At the time, I didn't know if the Grumpy Old Man had been successful or …

Alone... And Stuff...

Do you ever just need to be alone?



As the boys are growing up, we have more times when the house is quiet. The youngest will be asleep. One will be reading, one will be playing on his computer with headphones on, one will be painting and there is stillness.

Sometimes, even that is not enough.

Sometimes I crave being alone, with no possibility of someone suddenly realising they have to tell me something important or ask me a question or even just crash about in the kitchen.

Sometimes I crave S P A C E, lots and lots of space, being able to walk from room to room without encountering another soul.

This is how I felt when I woke up this morning, so instead of getting ready for work, I decided to stay home. Get up, but not go anywhere, no hear the sound of my own voice, or anyone else's.

I think this might just be part of getting older. After a lifetime of chasing after other people and trying not to be alone, my mind and body is full of thoughts, experiences, feelings, and busy-ness …