© Andrew MacLaren-Scott
You need a golfing trip to the Caribbean!
Sorry to hear Don. I hope that Dulcinea and Aileen are a salve for a tired Don
I hope everything is alright with you and your family.Put your feet up and enjoy a rest.
Thanks people. The post reads more gloomily than I intended really. I am just questioning my blogging direction and the point of it all, as many of us do from time to time. Have now edited the post somewhat and I'll probably put up a few photo sets from time to time, as I enjoy doing so, but I need to lessen the distraction that blogging words and blog visiting causes sometimes. Golfing in the Caribbean may not be enough of a change Knatolee. I think I need to try a different planet :)
As I could never keep a blog steadily going, I understand the necessary pauses now and again. Good to know that we might still see your magnificent photos.
Thanks Claude. My mood can change dramatically like the Scottish weather, and the weather was very bad yesterday, inside and out. I wish my internal weather was more like the sunny Caribbean that Knatolee recommends for me. Storm clouds do pass though, and I should just hunker down and shut up on the wild days. I am sure I will find more images to share so long as at least someone likes to look at them, and this is as good a place to share as anywhere.
I feel the need to add that I always enjoy our discussions. You know the ones I mean ;-)
I'm glad Cherie. I do expect they will continue. I await your 'thought for the week' with my cynicism glands swollen full :)
After that last comment I decided to check what Wikipedia says about cynicism. I found words (see below) that initially described my default mood perfectly, drifted somewhat off target as soon as "virtue" was mentioned, then snapped right back to me when the post 19th century interpretation swung in. It goes as follows:"Cynicism is an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others' apparent motives or ambitions, or a general lack of faith or hope in the human race or in individuals with desires, hopes, opinions, or personal tastes that a cynic perceives as unrealistic or inappropriate, therefore deserving of ridicule or admonishment. It is a form of jaded negativity, and other times, realistic criticism or skepticism. The term originally derives from the ancient Greek philosophers called the Cynics who rejected all conventions, whether of religion, manners, housing, dress, or decency, advocating the pursuit of virtue in accordance with a simple and unmaterialistic way of life. By the 19th century, emphasis on the negative aspects of Cynic philosophy led to the modern understanding of cynicism to mean a disposition of disbelief in the sincerity or goodness of human motives and actions. Modern cynicism, as a product of mass society, is a distrust toward professed ethical and social values, especially when there are high expectations concerning society, institutions, and authorities that are unfulfilled. It can manifest itself as a result of frustration, disillusionment, and distrust perceived as owing to organizations, authorities, and other aspects of society."MOI? :)
I think I might ignore the Wiki quote...If I allowed all those things to bother me I know I wouldn't be able to think clearly ;-)