Be Inspired

"The Ensemble" Color Pencil, Sharpie and Bic Pen on Paper Copyright 2014 Totsymae

“The Ensemble” Color Pencil, Sharpie and Bic Pen on Paper Copyright 2014 Totsymae

I’ve accomplished a lotta resolutions already. While I made them about five years ago, they’re still accomplishments worth noting. It also means that I didn’t forget I owed myself and says something about my stick-to-it-ness. I’m like that little ole ant determined to move the rubber tree plant or The Little Engine That Could. That being said, I’m thinking of writing a book of affirmations. I just love being inspired, no matter that I forget what I’m inspired to do.

Anyway, I feel very qualified to author in this genre on account of being like most folk in the world. I like giving advice I fall short on abiding by myself. Not that my readers would know this. Unless they read this blog. And they should, if they wanna know what inspired me to write such a book, being that it’s coming from an honest place…Not that I remember why I wanna write the book…Hmmm…Oh yeah, I’m that little ole ant.

Anyhow, again. I could say things like ‘Set your clock early.’ From there, I could tell them to hit snooze only once, which I honestly never do since I’m a morning person. I’d then go on to tell folk to roll outta that bed and brush them teeth before they set the world afire. In a bad way. I’d  tell them to put one leg in their pants at a time. It’s tough for some folk to get up and running, or walking, for that matter.  On the other hand, who knows? Some folk may have an ingenious way of putting their pants on, with all the developments in technology and what have you. Maybe their cell phone puts them on with the touch of a button.  Heck, folk are getting lazier by the minute and controlled by all manner of gadgets these days, you know.

I don’t think I’d like to have my phone in that much control. Like, helping to dress and undress me. What if it’s lost, which has no code, and somebody finds it? That person may get to pressing buttons if I’m hanging out in the mall or by some miracle, I could be in church. Can you imagine? Being that it’s such a smart phone, it can’t be reported lost if found. What if I somehow made it home, thinking that’s where I lost it and it’s not there. I’d be bound to the house. Worst yet, say after being bound for so long, I go borrow a cuppa sugar from my single male neighbor on the right side of me, whom I never visit. It would be my luck for somebody to press a button just as he opens the door.  Maybe this very blog post could inspire somebody to invent such a thing. Though, I certainly hope it wouldn’t be at my expense.


24 thoughts on “Be Inspired

  1. Ha, Ha!!! I fear that I may LITERALLY be that old aunt! It’s so sad. And my nephew is coming to live with us for 6 months–arrives in 10 days. Yikes.

    Love the piece at the front of this post!

    Hugs from Ecuador,


    • You’re lucky to have someone come all the way to Ecuador and stay that long. I still find it hard to believe folk just pick up and go stay there…Forever. Not that I know anything about it. Forgive my ignorance. I was in Saudi, after all.

      And thank you. I think you mean the flower. It was an experimental piece.

      Get it together before Nephew arrives. Sounds like you’ve got work to do, Ms Missy.

      Hugs right on back at cha. 🙂


  2. Foray, i can say for a fact that it is possible to defy the commonplace. For decades I hVe not put my pants on one leg at a time. I sit down and put both legs in at the same time …


  3. I love the picture. It would be nice, on occasion, to have somebody get those pesky zippers, clasp the necklace and hook the bra, but I’m not sure I’d want my phone putting on my pants.


  4. Thank you for that ‘what if’ written in your unique and entertaining style. And thank you, Kathryn, for explaining the meaning of “ant.” I come from Britain, where “ant” and “aunt” sound very different. It’s like working out the meaning of EZ….


    • Thank you. That other half is a page from my phone book. I don’t know why they’re still publishing these things. I could do an ebook. I’m marinating on it. Bea said it’s okay, long as it doesn’t get in her space.


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