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Attack of the Deathly Stupids

Monday, September 26, 2011

Amnesia has struck again!

I call it the fog…not the misty, dreamy, rolling type through which the geese were honking and flying southward, bringing to mind Sandy Denny’s “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?” (
) while on my cycling commute to work this morning.

But the kind of fog Stephen King might write about, filled with amorphous sharp things that detach me from my wisdom and cause me to forget my wise mind, bringing about an attack of the Deathly Stupids!

I often kid about how thick men can be, yours truly included sometimes, requiring the oh-so-subtle 2 x 4 approach! Or to be a tad more kind, requiring the Zen slap!

Well, leave it to the kindness of my SparkFamily to come to the rescue.

Out of the blue folks have been swinging by some of my more memorable blogs of yore, leaving supportive, appreciative comments but more importantly serving to bring my attention to insights, motivations and goals that I have allowed to be snatched from me by that insidious fog.

Unfortunately one of my first responses is to self-deprecatingly wonder why in the heck anyone would want to browse through MY blogs…?

After re-reading some of my past writings and feeling a bit of detachment (who IS this dude who wrote such things?!?!) I come around to realizing, “Hey, you can be pretty on the mark sometimes! THIS is what you’re really all about, not the past several months of half-living!”

That’s not to say I haven’t had wonderful moments during the past several months. But underneath it all there has been a sense of being adrift and certainly NOT on my game regarding my food choices and workouts.

Thank you, and shout out to GIVINGUPTHEPLUS and TRUETOU for stopping by and commenting on my blog “Choosing My Hard: Living vs. Dying”

It was the Zen slap I’ve needed for a long time!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KINSBAILE 9/27/2011 4:11PM

    Great blogs! Thank you :)

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ZELLAZM 9/27/2011 5:47AM

    I think I missed that one back in February (I was probably traveling back then) so I'm glad I got to read it today.

Hope that fog is LIFTING!


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WATERMELLEN 9/26/2011 6:10PM

    Your blogs are absolutely worth reading and rereading -- and although there are a lot of terrific people on SP, you don't take second place to anyone Don!

Maintaining IS hard . . probably the hardest thing I've ever done and continue to do . . . but as you say, and so eloquently, it beats the alternatives. Which are even harder. No question.

And like you I'm choosing my hard!!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 9/26/2011 1:00PM

    Gotta get my head outta the clouds aLSO. Love the Zen slap emoticon . I consider this my wake up to get busy too.

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JLITT62 9/26/2011 12:55PM

    Maintenance can be really hard, but having the SP community at least means we have support!

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L*I*T*A* 9/26/2011 11:51AM

    enjoy your week....
blessings and hugs.............lita

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TAMIK1964 9/26/2011 11:46AM

    When I run across a blog that catches my interest I will often go back and read more blogs on that person's page. I like seeing the journey the person has been on. And as you've found, sometimes it does us good to relive our own journey.

Hope you have a great week :)

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LMLOPEZ 9/26/2011 10:53AM

    Glad to see the fog is lifted. Focus is always good! Have a great start to your week.

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VALERIEMAHA 9/26/2011 10:02AM

    Are you living in my skin...OR WHAT??? I'm SO there, and so deeply understand what you're saying. Wish I had the wisdom of Right Living to clearly point toward the Truth, but it just ain't there.

We'll trudge the Path together, seeking the Light that glimmers faintly, giving hope and even occasional inspiration!

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DAISYBELL6 9/26/2011 9:31AM

    I needed this today.....actually I needed it a while ago!


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DAYHIKER 9/26/2011 9:19AM

    I got a little foggy over the summer, too, Don, on a SparkBreak due to the heavy work gardening/canning season. Glad we're both refocused. I always enjoy your blog posts! emoticon

Cindy emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 9/26/2011 9:19AM

    What a timely reminder for me too! I needed an extra little Zen slap too. I've been a little too complacent after my initial success and I'm not ready to be done yet!

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NUTRON3 9/26/2011 9:04AM

    Have a Great Day!

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