An Ordinary Life

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I Sit Here Thinking

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How Much Courage it Takes

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To Live an Ordinary Life.

~ Colum McCann


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1) Arthur Tress
2) Sonjia Lautner
3) macabre-atelophobic.deviantart.com

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16 responses

  1. I think if one has the right perspective, life need not ever be ordinary. There is a whole universe inside of every person you meet and small little miracles occur around us every day. Most people are simply too caught up in their own problems, lives, and smart phones to notice these things. I find that being consciously grateful and loving yourself and those around you without reserve makes it easier to see the beauty and wonder in even the most “ordinary” of people and happenings. 🙂

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    May 24, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Yes! Love it! In the end, ‘ordinary’ is much like beauty- it all depends on the eye of the beholder.

      And yet, I can see how one can one would consider their simple life – where one works constantly to survive and/or support a family, or who has a life of routine – as ordinary, especially when we are encouraged to embrace freedom and adventure, regardless of the people who depend upon us. In this case. ‘ordinary’ is what is ‘boring’ or ‘mundane’ according to society.

      Perhaps it’s better to say that it takes courage to live what is deemed by society as an ordinary life- or the life the makes us happy.

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      May 24, 2015 at 7:18 PM

      • darkenwulfbytes

        Hang all you’re want to, the Facebook account is there Bruce Blanchard. Promising the best of less than dodo’s. Whatever I can do to help you out, just ask.

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        May 24, 2015 at 11:57 PM

  2. darkenwulfbytes

    Slightly freaky…hey but that’s okay. Best to you, Sister Madly!

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    May 24, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    • Sister Madly

      And to you as well! Always enjoy hearing from you- especially on how to decipher Kindle’s secret codes!

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      May 24, 2015 at 7:23 PM

      • darkenwulfbytes

        Just think $’s and you have them by their dodoes…fairly simple. 🙂

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        May 24, 2015 at 7:37 PM

        • Sister Madly

          Simply, yes… but simple is not always easy. Fortunately, there is cider and whiskey in the area to make me believe otherwise – if not, I will be hiding out in your sock drawer awaiting your counsel. ;c)

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          May 24, 2015 at 7:43 PM

  3. Sounds like a true statement but then again, how would I know?

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    May 24, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    • Sister Madly

      How would you know? Well, it’s been published on the internet, therefore it MUST be true!

      (Then again, what do you suppose is ordinary?)

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      May 24, 2015 at 7:26 PM

      • What is ordinary? Not a clue. Ordinary is not the company I like to hang with. But as far as only truthful things being on the internet…Of course!!! I mean, just imagine what the internet would be like if it WASN’T all true. I shutter to think.

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        May 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM

        • Sister Madly

          Exactly! If we can’t believe the internet, how can we believe our government?

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          May 24, 2015 at 7:40 PM

  4. I was going to say “Define” but reading through the comments I see you have. Well done too.

    While we are all the same we are all different. Look who’s talking right.

    I’ve said for a long time people make this (expletive deleted) way to hard. They make it to hard because they’ve forgotten to apply something they learned a long time ago to life. People have forgotten their fractions. The lowest common denominator. It works in mathematics and it works in life.

    Also, I’m reasonably certain fractions come from fractals.

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    May 25, 2015 at 3:30 AM

    • Sister Madly

      Hm. Perhaps you’re right. The quote should read:

      I sit here thinking
      How much courage it takes
      To remember fractions.

      ;c)

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      May 25, 2015 at 10:06 AM

  5. It’s Harold! In a dress!

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    May 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    • Sister Madly

      AH! It IS Harold, isn’t it? I recall him once creeping about your shower, if I’m not mistaken. Who knew he had a gig as a photographer’s model on the side? (and for an aptly named ‘nightmare’ series, too)

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      May 25, 2015 at 7:25 PM

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