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Saturday, 9 March 2013

As I wander..so does my mind...

I was listening to a CBC radio 1 program as I drove..'Tapestry' and an author, Adam Phillips, was being interviewed. t's only human to assess one's life and ponder what might have been. Everyone from John Lennon to Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront has tried to express the mix of regret and foggy optimism that our hearts associate with the roads not taken. Author Adam Phillips put it this way: "We're haunted by the myth of our own potential." He talks about it to Mary this week. [MP3 file: runs 54 minutes] I used to have someone in my life, that when I would go off on a vacation..alone because she couldn't/wouldn't come with me...I'd come back to find favorite and important things of mine destroyed. Things that had such a deep meaning for me, that I was dumbfounded when I would come home and discover the latest. I can still have that sense of anger...deep and even hateful emotions...yesterday I had had some of that and then I heard the program and I was like....this was me.....and this is not me anymore. I used to day dream about what I wanted my life to be like. And I know so many that are held in the old life..unable or unwilling to change. It's not always easy, or even possible to make such a dramatic change, but..if you are living a different life in your head, than you are with your 'now'...might be you should look at what's what...maybe just stop day dreaming. I wasn't being facetious when I said that..if you are wishin and hopin your life away, maybe you think about whether or not this is good for you.

I cannot link it...the Blogger editing is all sucky....

http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/episode/2013/02/22/lamenting-the-road-not-taken/


And.... down to Vancouver I go, with a detour to Kamloops.



 





 


 







 


















Sitting in a Tim Hortons in Kamloops this morning...not my fave place to be, but for wifi...I am a slut. Put a shot of espresso into a tall regular coffee and it`s tolerable.


My Blog editing program is all messed up...my post about Stompn Tom got bollixed up, so I just deleted it...I am hopeful that this will remain whole. These pix are out whack for sizing too...I cannot control that at the moment.