SMWI*: Hold it Girl. Hold it.

hand-stand-exercise-gif


Notes: Source: Nikewomen. SMWI*=Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration

Why?

jello-gif-red

Not exactly sure.


Source: Bizarbazar

 

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

kermit-gif-funny-typing-working


Source: themetapicture.com (thanks Susan)

Poof!

bubble-gif-pop

Everything permanent is due for a surprise,
The stopped stunned by the ever-changing.
What everybody always took for granted
Astonishes a second before it disappears.

~ Howard Moss, from section 4 of “Rome: The Night Before,” New Selected Poems


Credits: Image Credit. Poem: Memory’s Landscape

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Get Your Jam On

bird-gif-cute-adorable-morning


Source: gnarly

Sunday Morning. Human Spirit. Gratitude.

turn-pages-gif

You wake up this morning. You may be a bit stiff from your work-out yesterday. Or still recovering from your long work week. But you can and do get up and get on with your morning.

The first thing you have to get used to is total helplessness. You’re dependent on somebody else for everything. If you want your ear scratched, you have to ask. You soon learn that you can’t ask every time the problem arises, or you’d be asking the whole day. And you remember all too vividly the itch that assailed you in the middle of the night before last, the one that wasn’t worth waking somebody up to relieve.

You grab your cup of coffee and your book.  Or the morning paper. You turn the pages.

Another personal loss, for me, is books. The act of writing has been distorted, yes, but not as much as the act of reading, which was always a solitary pleasure. Since somebody else has to turn the pages, the solitude is over. Few works that I want to read are available as audiobooks. The alternative, of my not being able to read at all if there’s mental degeneration, is horrific.

Q: Where do you find an invalid? A: Where you left him. His words. So much truth, so much spirit.

I’ve been immobilized for five years. In addition to losing incalculable personal pleasures, like daily walks with my wife, I also lost a musical career as a jazz and classical guitarist, though I still teach a few advanced students. I published several books of fiction and nonfiction before the disease hit, but my days of roaming the world as a journalist are over. Now I write by dictation. […]

You find yourself, unavoidably, living in the past. Happiness isn’t is, but was. You try not to contemplate the future too much. Nor the future of the person you love.

Read Anthony Weller’s inspirational essay in wsj.com: Paralyzed From the Neck Down.

Find his bio and web page here: AnthonyWeller.com


Photo credit: weheartit.com

T.G.I.F.: Oh, what a week

juggling-gif


Source: chikita banana

 

T.G.I.G.F.*: Kicking Off a 3-Day Weekend

day off, TGIF, T.G.I.F., rest, gif


Notes: Source – themetapicture.com (Thank you Susan).  T.G.I.G.F.* = Thank Goodness It’s Good Friday

Lightly child, lightly

gif-bird-fly-wings

Listen,
everyone has a chance.
Is it spring,
is it morning?
Are there trees near you,
and does your own soul need comforting?
Quick, then — open the door
and fly on your heavy feet…

— Mary Oliver, New And Selected Poems, Volume Two


Notes:

  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”
  • Image Source: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. Poem Source: Violent Waves of Emotion

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Breakfast!

dog-lamb-feed-cute-adorable-milk-gif


Source: Imgur