- #1645996wandakr October 11, 2017 at 8:50 pmThoughts And Nothing Else….Sometimes I can sit for hours and hours and think about everything or nothing or something – and if someone was to ask me “what are you doing?” I’d just say “nothing”. I’d be lying of course because I was thinking, but then they might ask me for my thoughts and I’m not going to tell them!. Not their business – I might have told my Mum but she’s not here any more so I’d tell no-one.My life is really a series of stops and starts and it all comes from a series of thoughts that come from I have no idea where. Sometimes I have thoughts I don’t understand, I have absolutely no idea why they’re here or mean, they’re not even about anything I feel or want but there they are running around inside my head having a good time – and sometimes they make me smile.
I wonder if people really can read some one else’s thoughts?…I think I’d go crazy trying to read mine….. but I think they’d make someone else reading them crazier….and good job too I say ..for thoughts dropping!!.
“You think you know someone by looking at his face but what can one face say about the thousand thoughts behind those eyes.” ― Marianne Wiggins, The Shadow Catcher
wandakr#1646013wandakr October 12, 2017 at 7:32 am
I’ve got this hand mirror and I think it’s a little over 100 years old. Silver backed, the glass itself is a little worn around the edges now but it still throws back one’s reflection very clearly. It belonged to my beautiful Nanny Ada – she passed away in 1966 and it came into my possession after my Mum passed away in 2010. I know it was part of a set, there was a hairbrush with it as well but I don’t know what happened to that. They both use to be on my Nanny Ada’s dressing table.
I could spend forever talking about my Nanny Ada – she was truly one of those rare and beautiful human beings who touch our lives with magic when ever we were with them…I miss her always.
One morning I was having a great granny – great mokopuna chat with my then 3 month old great grand daughter Sapphire and I took the mirror out of the cloth I have it wrapped in to let her see her reflection. As her eyes fixed on her image she became very quiet for a moment and then started chatting away in her baby chat.
As I moved the mirror to the left or to the right – or raised it over her – her eyes followed it everywhere – and all the time she would chatter away.
In that small moment as I watched her, I thought how many other faces had looked out from that mirror over the last century….and just for a moment felt rather than saw a shadow of a smile from long ago and knew my mokopuna was not chatting to herself.
That was a moment to treasure.
wandakr#1646020arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10364arandar October 12, 2017 at 8:53 am
My thought is, and I’d like to say
‘how excellent, to read the random thoughts of another mind, nothing to have to respond to, debate, or refute, nothing to hurt or threaten anyone, or influence or change anyone.
Just thoughts. And feelings. And wonderings. Lovely.’
🌊Arandar🏄🏽♀️#1646053vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
Replies: 16346vale019 October 12, 2017 at 11:03 am
Ah Arandar – I wish I could have put my feelings, after reading Wandakr’s thoughts, into words as well as you did. Thank you for that.
Wandakr – so very, very beautiful. Thank you so much for posting, especially the story about the mirror and your great grandchild – it touched my heart.#1646091mumma1MemberMember since: July 9, 2015
Replies: 27mumma1 October 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm
Can anyone, please help me . I have an antique oak sideboard ,with barley twist legs . All of a sudden the keys won,t unlock the side cupboards . Any clues as to what I can do next .. Thanks in advance . Mumma#1646096gabyoneMemberMember since: November 13, 2008
Replies: 2518gabyone October 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm
Mumma I had a very old oak sideboard and when the key would not work I squirted come CRC into the lock, left it a few minutes and tried again. It worked !! Good luck.
Gabyone Auckland region#1646101mumma1MemberMember since: July 9, 2015
Replies: 27mumma1 October 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm
Thanks Alot Gabyone .I will try at some stage .#1646136wandakr October 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm
We can have a lot of fun just sharing our thoughts with anyone who wants to read something from someone else about something we all do – and most times keep it to ourselves…but not any more…because I Want To Talk About…….
When A Day Truly Is A Good Day
I woke up this morning and I thought today is going to be a good day. I know it’s because of one of the most inspirational and beautiful pieces of writing I have ever read and one I return to over and over again when ever I feel myself slipping into one of those negative spaces that constantly challenge and control my emotional well-being.
It was written by the late and truly great – Bob Marley.
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you.
When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are.
The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face.
In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.
You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” – Bob Marley
…………and it was a good day!. 😀
wandakr#1646154fernMemberMember since: September 26, 2006
Replies: 31742fern October 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Wow…very inspirational is Bob Marley. 🙂 Now there’s a man who has a way with words, and I mean that in the nicest possible way.
I treasure your posts Wanda. You sound like an amazing human being and a person I’d love to sit down and have a chat with. I bet you’re a revered and very much loved member of your whanau.#1646174wandakr October 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm
Thank you Fern – I believe we are all amazing in our own different ways and I know sitting down and having a chat with you would be something I would love as well. I am inspired by everything and everyone no matter how it and they come to me.
I believe there is always a story to every breath and moment we have living our lives and I try most times to listen to my breathing and my moments carefully to try and understand what they want me to do – and usually I end up writing about nothing, or something, or everything… 😆
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