Sharing my world 2/4/19

Belladona — medicine and poison

What’s wrong but sounds right? “It’s natural, so it’s good for you” A lot of people believe this because it *sounds* right. But it’s not right. There are many many things in the natural world that will flat out kill a person. I remember a rhyme we used to say as kids (don’t judge, we were kids)
God made dirt
so dirt don’t hurt
put it in your mouth
and make it work.

So, to clarify, we didn’t go around eating dirt as a general rule. This was mostly to justify eating anything that fell on the ground and got a little dusty. You know? I mean, like I said, we were kids… but we believed that if it was “God made” (natural) and not “Man-made” it was perfectly okay for you. And as anyone with a brain knows, eating dirt probably (as a general rule) isn’t good for a person. I’ve mentioned before in this blog (many times), just because something is natural, does not mean it’s good for you. No matter what some people would have you believe. But damn, doesn’t just sound right?


What physical action or gesture do you find romantic? Hugs. Of course, not all hugs are romantic, but I like hugs. And in the right situation, they can be very romantic. But, let me digress dear reader, romantic doesn’t mean sexy. It means that they give me the warm fuzzies and builds a stronger bond between myself and my partner. If Doug gives me a hug and I get all mushy inside, that doesn’t mean I will want to immediately jump his bones. It means he’s done something that makes our connection stronger. I think that many people mix romance and sex up, but the two are not necessarily connected — in my humble opinion. Two people can have sex without ever being romantically involved, and a couple can have a romantic relationship without ever bumping uglies. It’s perfect when we can have both at the same time — ideal even. But romance and sexual relations are not necessarily connected. Just my two cent’s worth.

What’s something you really resent paying for? Technically I don’t pay for anything, really. Doug does. I’ve been reduced to freeloader because of my disabilities. But he seems to be okay with that. So I guess I’ll have to learn to be okay with it. However, when I did pay for everything, I didn’t resent paying for anything because I know and understand that there’s nothing in this world that doesn’t use up resources or manpower and those resources and manpower need to be compensated somehow. Like, nothing in life is free. That’s just the way life works, you know? It’s amazing how often people want something for nothing but they don’t realize that the discount they want has to be taken from somewhere else. There’s only a finite amount of stuff to go around, and the fat cats at the top ain’t gonna let go of any of their money.

What’s your favorite romance movie?  A movie you may find romantic, even if that’s not the genre. Howl’s Moving Castle is the movie that came to mind. It’s not necessarily a romance movie and it’s totally not my favorite movie of its genre. If you’ve never heard of it, then it’s an anime from back in the early 2000’s. I thought it was kind of romantic, and I like it.

What were you uplifted by in the past week? So, I’ve been sick this week — a cough again (still). I have an appointment with a doctor on Friday so if I’m still coughing by then I’ll mention it.  I’ll probably mention it regardless because this is the second time I’ve coughed like this in the last few months and it’s getting annoying. Not to mention the fact that Doug got laid off on Thursday so we’re looking at the whole “What do we do? Where do we go? thing again. Anyway, whenever I can’t breathe like this, I tend to do a whole lot of nuthin’ but watch videos and play video games. Here’s a screenshot from one of my games, which I totally touched up in Photoshop — just added the fog and tweaked the colors — another thing that helps take my mind off of the really real world. ^_^

Original screenshot

Via Melanie’s Share Your World

7 thoughts on “Sharing my world 2/4/19

  1. Melanie B Cee

    Thanks Willow for Sharing Your World! I like your perspective on things, so never feel obligated to apologize for speaking your mind! And the tweaked picture? FABULOUS! You can see so much more detail, and the moon? Looks to me like it ought to, given the scene. Wow!!


    1. Willow Post author

      Thanks! The night filter in game does tend to wash out the moons (there are two but not in this picture). It looks awesome in 3D but when taking a screenshot, not so much. Like taking a picture of the moon in real life. It never looks quite the same as through your lens. 🙂


  2. ghostmmnc

    Oh, hugs are the best, aren’t they! We’ve always been a huggy kind of family, and even with just friends.
    Good point about the all natural label on things…
    Hope you get to feeling much better! 🙂


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