June 22st 2018

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Well, Hello There

I thought I would be writing more now that its cooler or I would have more things to take pictures of with the weather changing. I came down with a cold/flu thing on Saturday. My goodness. I haven't been sick like this in quite a while. I am on the mend but not as fast as I think I should be or wish I would be. Trying to work on sewing projects or hooking I can do for short amount of time, then I have to take a nap. Its the pits.

 We have rain in the forecast. I hope it is a huge storm that brings rain and wind and snow. As Ron remarked," living here were we do, the forecast might say that, but all we get is some shade. "  Maybe a few sprinkles, to get your car muddy. Any weather is nice though.

I am so glad we have planted trees that have color. It makes me so happy to see them growing.
I just walk outside and feel like my eyes feast on that color. Aren't you glad its Wednesday. Aren't you glad that the election is almost over? I have a friend who said that she wasn't going to be on Face Book until after the election and then she ended it with Peace Man. I still laugh about it. I just hope everyone can go back to being friends as soon as its over. Do you know what a paradigm shift is? I have thought lots about this election and the world in general. I read this quote and I think it explains what we are seeing in our society.

"In 1962, Thomas Kuhn wrote The Structure of Scientific Revolution, and fathered, defined and popularized the concept of "paradigm shift"  Kuhn argues that scientific advancement is not evolutionary, but rather is a "series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions", and in those revolutions "one conceptual world view is replaced by another".

Think of a Paradigm Shift as a change from one way of thinking to another. It's a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It just does not happen, but rather it is driven by agents of change..." 

I think that is what is going on and that is why its so painful. We are seeing a if you will a" regime change".
Like some of us saw from the era of the 50s to the changes that happened in the 60s and 70s. Now we are going though another one. Just as we never went back to the way it was after the 60s I think we will look back at 2016 as a year as every bit as life changing as November 22, 1963 when Huxley died at 5:20pm, London time, on 22 November 1963. About ten minutes later, CS Lewis died. Just under an hour after that, of course, JFK was murdered in Dallas. Life in the balance.

I am a firm believer in that good does win in the end. I always think of a baby in the womb. A baby protected from the outside environments and close to the Mommy's heart in a climate controlled perfect home. Then when time comes the baby is violently introduced to the outside world. Life is like that but even though not that much of a fan of change. Change is good, if it helps us to grow, to appreciate the small things and the small gifts that enrich our lives and calls us back. Only we can be the change we want to see.
Change begins with ourselves. Doing the right thing. Taking responsibility for ourselves.

This is what happens when I get sick, I think too much. Aw well, there it is for what its worth.
I am glad I have read the last chapter in the the Book. We do win. I hope you have a lovely day,




  1. Wow! You really have done a lot of thinking! :) I'm sorry you've been sick, and hope you're soon back to the same level of energy that you're hoping for.
    I am so sick of the election and I have the "just want to bury my head in the sand and hope it all goes away syndrome!"
    Here's to a big rain storm for you! we've been dry here, and it's also to rain here tomorrow. Good excuse to take a little break!

  2. Sounds as though you are starting to feel a bit better; I'm so glad.

    This election has everyone on edge and feeling frustrated, I think.
    It will be good to have it done with... though, the results will last a long while, and my be even more disheartening.
    We just have to keep doing our best to make our little corner of the world a bit better :)

    Hope you get rain, and enjoy a nice Fall cooldown.


  3. I'm so sorry you have had to go through a bout of sickness - glad you are feeling well enough to enjoy Wednesday and give up an update. I was just out again in the wonderful fresh air -- sunny today! -- carrying the scents of at least a thousand plants. So lovely, like your bright trees....

  4. I was thinking about you, wondering if you were any better. I've been scrubbing showers and carpets until I can't move my arms anymore. I'm so sick of this election, too.

  5. Sorry you were sick, but hopefully you will be healthy for a long time to come.
    You definitely are a deep thinker :)

  6. Do hope your feeling much better Kim. I love your colourful trees too!

  7. Great post; you're the only person I've ever known who knew those three men died so closely to each other.
    Good wins because God is good; that's the hope I cling to.

  8. sorry you are sick! love the fall color.

  9. Oh, geez, I thought I was back in a college philosophy class and everything the professor was saying went right over my head and took me two weeks to finally grasp. LOL I'm so sorry you are sick. If you lived closer, I would make you a pot of what the lovelies call, "Mom's cure it all chicken soup." :) Most of my friends are not on the same side as I am on this election mess but that hasn't stopped us from being friends. The ones that bother me are the ones who try to get me to change my mind. I'm pretty sure I'm old enough to know what I believe. LOL I love your colorful trees. They make me happy too, just like your posts always do. :) Feel better soon!

  10. Beautiful Autumn pics - gorgeous color !
    I hope you are on the mend soon.

  11. Hello dear Kim! I'm so sorry that you've been sick! It made me stand in line for two seconds at the Little Clinic, thinking I'd take care of that flu shot, but they were busy and didn't come to the counter so I gave up. Maybe I'll do it today. Get well, sweet friend. Take it VERY easy. It's important to rest and not push. Don't push.
    You're right about the end and the winning and the paradigm shift. God's got this.
    I had a weird dream that I was at some sort of gathering where Trump was speaking and he was down at the foot of the stage and when he got up from his chair he looked so stiff and I said to him, "You are going to be the first person to have hip replacement surgery while in office." Isn't that a weird dream? I guess everyone is thinking about this crazy year and the outcomes.
    I adore your closing quote. So true.

  12. I'm glad you're better.

    I like your thinking.

  13. awww kim, i hope you are feeling better!! i must admit that i chuckled at "the pits" comment, i always use that phrase when appropriate!! like the campaigning, it's kinda' the pits!!

    your fall color is beautiful, we have been getting out enjoying it. my trees are still green. i have big one's, with lot's of leaves but i can't remember what they are. whatever they are, they have yet to change!!

    i like the way you finished things up!!


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