Sharing My World 11/7/17

A day late and a dollar short, but here goes:

Radiance at Hubbard Glacier - Alaska

Random Google image

Would you rather take a 2 week vacation with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice? If I had my druthers, I’d totally not go on vacation at all. However, if said vacation were forced on me and I had to chose between the two, I’d take an Alaskan cruise up to see the glaciers. I’ve always wanted to do that.  I hear that you can go into town and shop, &c if you wish, but were I to go on a cruise, I’d probably stay on the ship the entire time just because I have this morbid fear of being left behind.  Having said that, if the cruise line offered guided tours of the towns they stopped in, I’d totally take those.   Anyway, I’m totally down with two weeks on one of these babies. Everything in one place and nothing to worry about but wandering around the ship for two weeks? Sign me up.  I’d totally take a Disney Alaskan cruise too. Because why the hell not? I like Disney, I like Alaska. Let’s do it.  All I need is for someone to buy the tickets and give me spending money and I’m all over that like white on rice.  ^_^

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing? Eh swinging on a swing was something I could take or leave. I mean, it’s not very exciting to me.  Like, it’s the same motion and you can only swing so much before it gets boring.  When we were teenagers, we’d sit on the swings because there were few other places to sit, but swing? nah.  I know that the rocking sensation is supposed to release endorphins or something, but that never happens for me, so nope, swinging wasn’t my thing.

I might swing on these though:

They look fun

CandideEnglish1762What is the most important thing that you ever learned ? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school). There are so many life lessons out there it’s difficult to pick one and call it the “most” important but I’ll try.  I guess the earliest one is that life is hard and not fair, and expecting it to be easy and fair will only lead to disappointment.  I had an absent father and a narcissistic (and neglectful) mother who could do no wrong.  Expecting life to be fair was an exercise in frustration, so I learned very early in life that shit happens and it’s best to just get over it and move on with my life.  As a kid, I watched too many people around me dwell on their past and they were miserable. I didn’t want to be miserable.  It wasn’t until I read Voltaire’s Candide (or a translation of it… I don’t read French) that I felt… validated. After all, here was this famous philosopher from the 1750’s who felt exactly the same way I did. For an interesting read about Voltaire, Candide, and his philosophy here’s a New Yorker article that sums it all up — rather lengthy but an interesting read.

The long and short of it is this.  Life is unfair, and things happen — good things and bad things.  There is this big world out there that I have very little control over.  I learned very early on that the one thing I will never control is anyone else, so I stopped trying a long time ago. I guess that’s why it irks me when people want to control me (and others) with their “You can’t do that” nonsense.  Yeah, I can. I just did. Fuck off.  What they’re saying is, “I don’t want you to do that.” Too bad, so sad. I don’t want people telling me what to do. We can’t always get what we want, I learned that lesson a long time ago.  Get over it and move on. Sorry, I got sidetracked.  Anyway, what I do have control over is my immediate surroundings — mostly. And I do what I can, when I can.  The rest of the world will take care of itself, one way or another.

I’m not going to worry about what I can’t control because what’s the point? It won’t change whether I worry or not.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.  Most of my week has been spent basically breathing and coughing. Yep, it’s been another one of those weeks. As some of you might know, I play Skyrim to keep myself occupied, and, well, sometimes the game just throws little things at me that makes me giggle.  This is one of them. I was in a cave clearing out marauding bears and werebears, and after they’d been taken care of, I searched for loot (because what’s a game without loot?) and in an alcove to the side, I found this chest:

skull n hands

Anyway, I thought it was amusing and it made me giggle, then cough, then giggle some more. Either way, it lifted my spirits. And that’s good.

By Cee’s Share Your World

6 thoughts on “Sharing My World 11/7/17

  1. c2avilez

    What a difficult, but valuable lesson. Candide has been sitting on my “to read” bookshelf for a while now. Seems like it might be a good time to crack it open. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder. Be well!

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