I was in a relationship and we talked alot about love ones that have move on. One particular person is her aunt that passed and she didn't get to see her as much as she wanted. She told me that she would have probably loved me if she had met me. Well, later that day I was working at my store on the counter, and my employees kept telling me that a customer was demanding to see me. I looked down the counter and there was a lady standing there all in black and she was black, darked skin with a mini curly bush. So I went down the counter to talk to her. She stared me down. I greeted her and she smiled and said hello. She said "You have the prettiest smile.". I said "Thank you". Well just then my employee needed a manager's signature and I said excuse me for a second and looked off to put my signature and turn back around and she was gone. I went outside to look for her and it was if she had vanished in thin air. Once I ask around it seem that no one saw her but me. Creepy enough, I finished working and went home. I told my girlfriend about the store. She looked at me as if she had seen a ghost. She told me that the lady I met that day was her aunt that we were talking about early. She said I described her to a tee. That explained why I was the only one that saw her. True story.
Food for Thought
Spice relishes strawberry jam
eggs shake three cheese omelets
fish flounders in salty water
pepper sprinkles and ducks
cream floats on battered beer
sprouts chip waffles over greens
toast butters fried chicken
and bread trifles with a rib sandwich
as the kitchen cooks a tasty war
of doubly used ingredients
What is this LMAO
Bok Choi, beet bitter melon bacon,
Broccoli beans bell; pepper,
Cucumber cassava carrot,
Rice Rhubarb Radish.
The Flip Side
It's easy to have a bleak outlook on the future of humans. Based on the statistics, it would be unrealistic to not have a sense of pessimism. Hell, based on personal experience, it's hard not to place any sense of optimism on the shelf.
That said, there are movements that push against the decline of society, whatever that may mean to you. There is a strong movement to return to the nuclear family, or at least an updated version of it. I don't foresee people having as many kids as they did in the past for a multitude of reasons but parents are making more of an effort to have stronger and healthier relationships with the children that they do have. To raise their children in a way that is different than how they were raised so that they can go into the world with more self-awareness and understanding. Parents may only have a few children due to whatever circumstances befall them, but that doesn't mean that their children will follow the same path, especially if they are given a different outlook and a better future.
Medicine is always improving, as is our knowledge on health, nutrition, and fitness. There are those who protest against these advancements, but they are a vocal minority. We have more interest and access to what's in our food and how it affects us and can make better decisions based on this. A sharper lens has been placed on reproductive health and how we can create longer, healthier, and happier lives. As those in my generation get older, we see the struggles of the previous generations and seek to break those cycles for ourselves. I hate to sound so harsh, but those who are complacent against such things are likely going to die off sooner, and will leave behind those who take their lifestyle more seriously. Those who take it seriously are likely to spread those values to others in their life.
With social media, it's easier than ever to find information to better yourself, to better the world around you, to even be made aware that there are elements of the self and society that are in desperate need of changing. Admittedly, this is a double edged sword as many of the people who promise to have answers are hurt people preaching to hurt people and this only contributes to the mess. But empty, easily debunked messages have short shelf lives and in the age of information, are prone to lose support through a sharp and swift downfall. Some realize what's happening, jump ship, and move on while others go down with it. To make another harsh statement, those who go down with the ship are also likely to die off before the rest- though in this sense, I mean that mostly metaphorically. They too, serve as a warning to others who may have walked their path but still have the time to re-evaluate.
We are all tired of misinformation, lies, and deceit and have turned a sharper eye onto it, demanding more from the people we choose to invest our time and energy in. We are pickier when it comes to partners and friendships. Some people are absolutely unrealistic in this regard, but I think learning to set stronger boundaries and standards begets better long term relationships, romantic or otherwise. Younger generations are doing this en masse. They may struggle to understand themselves and others, but they are not unwilling to learn as the alternative causes an undeniable strife. It's not that we don't want meaningful relationships, it's that we don't have much clear guidance on how. Emotional growth is a slow process, but it is still a work in progress all the same.
Humans put themselves in a very sticky situation, but we are not ignorant to this. Everyone wants to see better (though some people really do just want to watch the world burn) but have different ideas on how to get there which is where I think much of our struggle lies. Despite the doom and gloom pushed to us in the media, and the hysterical voices of the loudest ones in the room, I see the landscape shifting. Will it be the same? No. Are we doomed? I don't believe so. Different is not a death sentence, though we very well may need a moment of intense healing before we can see desired trends moving in an upward direction. These trends didn't decline for no good reason. Society doesn't go off the deep end spontaneously- it is a direct response to the trends of the past and our ability/inability to view them with honesty and perspective.
This is all anecdotal, of course. Based purely on personal observation. My beliefs push against the hard numbers and I recognize that. But I see social, political, and cultural trends that I believe will cause those hard numbers to change in the coming decades. Humans are not endangered. The downfall of humanity has been preached for a very long time, and yet we've managed to ebb and flow for centuries. We're figuring out what doesn't work and how to change it. Growing pains are inevitable.
I believe the heart builds up a pain tolerance.
Similarly to scar tissue after a surgery or a callus that’s formed from holding on so tightly.
The pain from the heart weakens more and more until it feels nothing at all.
Fortunately, scar tissue can be broken down with consistent massage and a callus will soften after letting go.
Which leaves me to wonder if love can mend a broken heart?
I have "ah, dis head don't work" or ADHD like the fancy people say.
Autopilot or airplane mode is where my head goes - there is no in-between...
Leg shaking syndrome that gives anxiety and palpitations for no reason at all.
I see 15 problems and 10 solutions with every sentence, argument and problems.
When I have a problem, I become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things that could go wrong.
Hyper fixations never last but they entertain my restless mind.
"Why are you so restless?"
Turn on the Light
The world lives in hatred and darkness
Sometimes it's hard to see God in all His glory and fullness
Death is shouted from the rooftops with the promise of freedom
All I can pray is God please bring Your kingdom
With wars and rumors of wars fear runs rampant
And my freedoms are being stripped in a joyous chant
How much longer must I live in this vile world
This constant battle is wearisome and my mind is sometimes swirled
But God gave us a way out of this troublesome fight
All we have to do is turn on the light
Simple ingredients with a background story
Warm freshly laid eggs
—the hen hissed a warning sound,
One was snatched for meal
The room smelled of toast
with melted cheese and fried egg
sprinkled pinch of salt
Brunch was served with rumbling tum
She relished what's left on the spence
Melted cheese in perfectly butter toasted bread
She loves dairy
It's a routine when she's hungry,
Her palate needs one or they'll be weary and grumps
She spread some mayo and ketchup,
Delighted by the pinkish color and licked her thumb
So far so good, she thrums,
Then saw the remaining egg on her pantry
Swooped her old wok—in chinese style
with skill, she fry
Crispy with a crunch,
topped it off by salt with a pinch
She missed sesame seeds and roasted some
"Oh dear, should I add one?"
Her tummy grumbles
'hurry up woman! It's brunch!'
And so proceeded with her unique sense of taste
Embarking her day with a little bit of haste
And that's the thing about the 'Writing Ghost'
It comes after I'm dead.
10 July 2022
WARNING This Person Radiates a Magnetic Field shown to Effect Cognitive Dissonance in others.
DO NOT APPROACH or INTERACT without Testing at Genius Level Intelligence Quotient.
NEVER ASK What They Think; about You, your Friends and Family, or your religious or political delusions.
WAIT UNOBTRUSIVELY for them to Notice You, and Remain Calm.
DO NOT INTERRUPT them under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Rapid and Irreversible Destruction of Self Concept may occur.