For the past few months I feel like I've been in a funk; not unhappy or depressed, just not quite myself. I really can't put my finger on it, but I finally feel like I'm coming out of it. Almost like a rediscovery of myself. It's really weird. Does this happen to anyone else? I feel it's almost cyclical, but...
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cotraveler:
"We could pickle that!"
r_mutt:
Haha, or a nice bitingly cold climate...

Huh, I really have nothing profound to offer today except for an observation.

I like the sun as long as I'm not directly in it. It makes my physically ill to have the sun in my eyes, so when I go on extended walks I wear a ball cap and sunglasses. Hell, I wear sunglasses unless the sun is completely out of the sky...
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onespeed:
you are so pretty!
grifterwc:
Love your selfies.  Your blogs are always fun. 

This week's @bloghomework is what we're afraid of, and I have to tell you, I've enjoyed reading what people's fears are in relation to mine. I've actually had to think about this for days @lyxzen, @rambo , and @missy; and I love a topic that makes me dig deep into myself.

I've had to sort out the difference between what...
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wolfwood1203:
I definitely agree with the fear of losing your mind. My mind is really all I have. And I've seen what dementia does to a person. At the same time it would be terrible to be trapped in your own mind. I really hope that nothing happens to me before I can set up a living will. Love the picture. 
np33di:
most people make confusion between existential fears and biological fears. existential fears difficult our lives and our relationship with others. most of the times, this kind of fear is irrational and it is linked with pre-conceptions imposed by our family, friends, society, religion, and so on. the fear of going to hell, the fear of expressing ourselves in front of others, the freedom of dying (which I consider closely associated with the fear of life or the fear of not having lived fully enough), the fear of losing one's capacities, and so on. most of the people has some kind of existential fear and the way to overcome them is not to tell loudly enough "fear is bad", "don't have fears" but to express yourself with courage and determination. if you have fear of the dark, take some courage and act in order to overcome the fear, with affectivity with yourself and with the one you love (if it is him or her who are having this fear). biological fears are different. if you don't have them, I can only say that you are imprudent hahaha. it's a kind of prudency imposed by your biological self in order to preserve the species. fear of going into a forest with lots of bears, fear of crossing a road full of cars and motorbikes passing, and so on ;)

Once upon a time I used to post semi-nude photos to Facebook, until one morning I woke up and my entire account had been removed by Facebook and I had over 30 notifications in my gmail saying I had a photo flagged for indecency, over 30 individual little stabs to the heart. Now, I had a bunch of topless photos on my account for well...
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grifterwc:
What is wrong with some people. That should only have been flagged for awesomeness. You look amazing!  On the FB side I dropped off years ago. 
gjalp:
DELICIOUS

This little clip definitely makes you realize a single lifetime is not long enough with someone you love deeply, and it makes me want to cherish each day even more with people I love, because time does certainly fly.

I love how in love this guy is with his future wife-to-be. Even as she "looks" older, he still adores her. *happy sobs*

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cynical_farmer:
Brilliant! Thanks for sharing <3
8bit_jesus:
I love this! I keep thinking about it a lot, mostly about mortality, and I'm 32 now but potentially I'll be alive for at least another 32 years. It's just mind blowing to think how long life is but at the same time how incredibly brief it is. 
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electriceye22:
Great quote.
mrwaverly:
Absolutely true! Have you ever tried to select eight records like they do on BBC Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs'? It's almost impossible, I have found. By the way, Neil Gaiman is an utter genius: I love his work.

About 3-4 times I week I walk between 5-10 miles on a trail around where I live. Yesterday about five miles in, I realize there's a hole in the insole of my shoe that felt like a small stone cutting into my heel. Now how the shite did I get a hole in my insole? It's not like I have a weird protrusion
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shines:
I want to live where you live.
libris:
@wizard0 I don't think you can eat the fuzzy ones, just the lush green ones.  They're definitely a different kind of fern.  :)

First and foremost, thank you so much for the love on my set! It seems like that set was shot forever ago, and I can't believe how short my hair was; oddly enough I don't feel quite like myself with short hair so that's the only time you're going to see it that length. Secondly, thanks for following me! As I
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mrwaverly:
Sounds like you had a great trip! I'm not fond of the London Plane, either, but there is a good reason for them being there - they have the odd property of sucking in, and holding pollutant particulates. These are stored in the bark, which periodically sloughs off, leaving pristine bark underneath. The bark then decays, taking the shite with it, or more commonly, it is swept up and disposed of. Discovered, I expect, by a Victorian scientist, no doubt. The amount of coal-smoke and smuts in the 1850's must have been horrendous. I'm glad you enjoyed one of the other things the Victorians did for us - the Tate Gallery [as was], containing those gorgeous Pre-Raphaelite works. I expect you know the outrageous [but true] story of the death and burial of Elizabeth Siddal, in 1862, and the book of unpublished poems by her husband, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The book lovingly placed by him, in her coffin, as a parting gift... which, several years later, in 1869 when Rossetti fell on hard times, was retrieved from her grave in Highgate Cemetery in the dead of night following his successful application for an exhumation order to collect his poems. You just can't make stuff like that up. Glad you enjoyed your trip. I look forward to September - Gemma Edwards does have a very good eye. ; )
onespeed:
love!
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mrwaverly:
Oh, how I envy you! These are all stories that I wish I had never read, so that I could read them for the first time, if you see what I mean. F. Marion Crawford wrote a relatively small number of supernatural tales, including the unpleasant 'The Upper Berth', the sinister 'The Dead Smile', and the beautiful, but disturbing novella 'The Witch Of Prague'. Clark Ashton Smith was a contemporary of, and frequent correspondant to, the great H.P. Lovecraft. Indeed, Smith expanded Lovecraft's 'Cthulhu Mythos' along with writers like Frank Belknap Long, and Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan The Barbarian, and the adventurer Solomon Kane). Sadly, his work seems to have been forgotten, as it is rarely seen nowadays. I read his 'Death Of Ilalotha' when I was about twelve, and it's genuinely weird and oppressive mood fascinated me. Once read, never forgotten. M.R. James. The Don.(literally). Writer of the best, and nastiest supernatural tales ever. EVER. The Cambridge cleric wrote these tales as a Christmas amusement for a University literary club. Tales in which dreadful things happen to ordinary, sometimes boring people. The scholar chased to his death along a beach, by something that left footprints in the sand that showed more bone than foot... The stream of blood that ran under a door to a room that did not exist... Count Magnus, lying in his brass sarcophagus, secured with four huge padlocks, one of which has fallen from the tomb to the floor, still locked... Where did James get these ideas from? By all accounts, he was a nice guy. He always said that the stories just came to him. He also said that he "Hadn't seen a ghost, but I'm willing to accept that they exist." Irish writer John Connolly mainly writes thrillers, terrifying thrillers, featuring Charlie Parker, a private investigator whose cases inevitably have a supernatural twist. They are all superb, and I urge you to try them. Anyway, Connolly wrote an anthology of supernatural stories entitled 'Nocturnes', some of which were read as a 'Late Book' on BBC Radio 4, read by the late Tony Doyle, an Irish actor with a beautiful rich voice. The measured tones in which the tales were read, made them even scarier. 'Miss Froome, Vampire' was not amongst the first tales read on the radio by Mr Doyle, but it was read, a few months later, and with great relish, by Jacqueline Pearce, an actress who had appeared in two great 'Hammer' horror films of the 1960's: 'Plague of the Zombies', and 'The Reptile' (both great fun, and worth watching). This Connolly tale is more darkly humorous than scary, but you will find out how Miss Froome's garden always looks so marvellous... Basil Copper, I have to admit, I don't know a lot about, but I do like his stories. A favourite of mine is his tale 'Camera Obscura', which I believe featured in an episode of the great Rod Serling's 'Night Gallery' show. Copper writes stories dense with small details, sometimes just mentioned in passing, but are usually essential to the plot. 'The Grey House' is the tale of a writer, and his young wife. And the house, in France, that the locals urged them not to buy... This story rolls along beautifully, creating a palpable aura of unease, before ending incredibly, horribly unpleasantly. A lot of these tales are available as Wordsworth Editions - I noticed your copy of Crowley's 'Simon Iff' tales in one of your photos, and that's a Wordsworth. It's in my 'To Read' pile at home. Enjoy!👍😁
np33di:
you seem really scary haha :P :)