One Liner Wednesday-Why? Just WHY?

“I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.”

Johnny Depp

This is light fixture.

After you buy it and have an electrician install it, what you see in the picture above is EXACTLY what you get. It’s a tube full of burned out fluorescent tubes that are lit from within by LED bulbs and it looks like something your Stoner brother would have set up in his bedroom back in the 70’s.

It retails at almost $4,000.00

That’s just for the fixture.

I am SO confused.

Linda Hill’s One Liner Wednesday

Wake Up, It’s Sunset

Light Motifs II-Thursday Inspiration 57-SUNSET

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” Is anyone up there?  It’s sunset! ”
Someone howled from beneath my feet.

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“Be with you in a sec. ” I answered with a growl

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and with a voice full of darkness

I said  to the voice beneath my feet

” It’s going to be killer to see you.”

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I looked up into the Sunset

I looked down

into the Earth

and then I started to dig.

 

PS I Hate Your Guts

Yesterday I was watching the news, and one of the health experts that was being interviewed suggested that when families from different households get together over the holidays that they eat before they get together and just enjoy the company- while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing- and of course people who are high risk should probably not be there.

You know, the holidays are going to be bust and I’ll probably skip it this year. Besides I am notorious for buying the wrong gifts and not cooking the right foods and always showing up on the scruffy side because I manage to not wear the right thing too.

I am tired of this stupid life and this stupid world and I am tired of idiots screeching for their ‘freedoms’ and I am tired of encouraging people who are doing the right things.

I  hate this life we have with abandon- for some reason my enthusiasm for that has not waivered.

RDP Wednesday – FATIGUE

It Wasn’t That Long Ago

RDP Monday: SURRENDER

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Last year at this time we were on a train heading out to Wisconsin to visit our  son and his family.

I remember being a little bored, impatient. I took a lot of pictures and played around with my camera. I did enjoyed the leisurely pace of traveling by rail,   but I did not enjoy the fact there was no WI-FI on the train and my laptop was not cooperating with my phone so I couldn’t use that to get on the net.

Oh well, I thought- plenty of time for  cruising the net later.

The scenery that chugged by my window was pretty and the trip itself was not without some excitement because the train hit someone who was crossing the tracks. I think that happened in Minnesota. I’ve seen what a train does to a human body and I was really glad I was sleeping when it happened and that there was nothing to see when the train started to move.

And then we finally we got to Wisconsin.

I also had a cold so I was out of sorts for most of my stay but I still enjoyed my visit.

We made plans for our next trip out- plane or train? Spring or Winter?

Oh well. Lots of time to figure that out we thought because we had all the time in the world- an entire year as a matter of fact!

But then March rolled up and the Coronavirus made itself at home and everything shut down.

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I am still thinking about our next trip out-

there really is plenty of time to figure it all out.

No denying it, no getting around it may as well surrender myself to the idea.

I have a lot of time on my hands because all of the clocks have stopped moving and the days of the week don’t have names anymore.

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I Walk A Lonely Street

Light Motifs II Thursday Inspiration 56-Street

Vilhelm Hammershøi

One of Elvis Presley’s most famous ( and my personal favorite song ) was inspired by a suicide note- the note read ” I walk a lonely street “.

That song is Heartbreak Hotel.

Before I had learned that story, I had always imagined that the Heartbreak Hotel was actually a song about a cemetery  and had said as much to my parents- I was about 9 years old at the time. Needless to say they were somewhat horrified I could have come up with such a weird idea- but lo and behold it turns out that I was on to something.

So let’s stroll up a few more years when I was in my forties and took a trip to New Orleans for Halloween. I took a tour of Saint Louis Cemetery Number one and the minute I went through the gates and started to walk down the streets I thought for sure I would see a bellhop around one corner and maybe I would see the faceless desk clerk dressed in black around the next corner.

Because in my bones  I knew I had found it… I was seeing it with my own eyes- the real life Heartbreak Hotel.

Although it’s always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom
And be so, where they’ll be so lonely, baby
Well, they’re so lonely
They’ll be so lonely, they could die

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The Sun Is Not On Fire!

FOWC with Fandango — Iron

When a star begins  fusing Iron, it dies.

I prefer to think of Iron as a Star Killer because Iron is supposed to be able to ward off danger, bad luck and the Evil Eye  and jumping off that topic I will land here- most of all I  hate Summer because it’s smelly and the days are too long and I think it’s weird  when people slather themselves in Suntan Lotion and Essential Oils and allow themselves to be mummified alive and in public…by the Sun.

Ugh.

So to think that the stuff that some of your kitchenware is made of can kill the Sun…well, it sort of made me tingle inside.

But those are my whimsical feelings- here’s a video about THE ACTUAL  Science.

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Let’s Share!

Prompt From: Share Your World 5-11-2020

Questions:

Do you have a favorite kind of tree?

I like trees that look like they have a story to tell.

It doesn’t hurt if they are on the sinister side too.

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What bridges are you happy you burned?

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All of those bridges that led to a place where I thought I would matter and count to the people in my life, but when I got to the other side, I’ll be darned! Not one thing I did mattered.

Poof. Those bridges are gone.

Now if my dog wags his tail in big circles when I make him happy I feel like the best human on the face of the Earth.

 

Would you sacrifice yourself (die) for a stranger?

Oh heck no!

When I was in my twenties my car stalled and I got hit from behind. We pulled off of the road and I ended up in a gas station parking lot. A mechanic came out and asked me if I wanted them to work on my car. I said I was waiting for the police .

He says, ” Get that piece of shit out of here or I’m going to charge you 300.00 for storing it.”

That was in 1985 and that was a hell of a lot of money. Plus it was probably illegal for him to do that.

I tried to start my car and it wouldn’t move.

I asked if he could help me push it out to the road and he said he’d tow it to the roadside- for 100.00.  Then he said if I didn’t move it NOW I was looking at paying  him 300.00.

I had banged my head on the steering wheel and I didn’t know it but both my eyes were black and my nose had bled too. He SAW that.

I was in the middle of pushing my Vega to the curb when the police showed up.

So no. In a life and death situation I don’t think I’d ever consider dying for anyone else. But I have played the sap for people I do know, so I guess anything is possible.

 

How have your priorities changed since the C-19 virus took over?

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I care more about being creative .

That’s priority 1-2-3 for me.

I suppose it’s because I feel like the world and my life as I knew it before the Virus hit is pretty much gone and not coming back so what I have going forward from this point really has to matter…

for what used to be.