Yesterday, I was on fire, taking photos for today’s blog.
For those of you not familiar with the idiom “on fire” — I wasn’t actually engulfed in flames; I was inspired by the visuals around me and I captured them with enthusiasm.
I was also on fire listening to lots of music I love, as I went through my day.
As usual, I was on fire with many ideas about
- what title to use for this blog post,
- what topics to include,
- which pictures to choose, and
- what music I might share.
Yesterday, after work — when I was on fire trying my hardest to solve my current blogging problem of transferring photos from my iPhone to my laptop — I came up with today’s title.
Much earlier in the day, I was on fire with the idea of naming this post “People You Can Count On.”
Are you on fire to learn more about my process of being on fire throughout the day?
After looking at that last photo — which includes water, fire’s natural enemy — I am now on fire to share these thoughts with you:
- Michael, my boyfriend, takes control of the laundry here, and I’m happily on fire about that.
- When I can’t control things in my environment — like transferring photos from my phone to my laptop, which SHOULD be easy — I am sometimes on fire with frustration and anger.
- I was on fire yesterday, at work, helping other people identify, express, and let go of frustration and anger.
- I refuse to duck my responsibility, today, to link to this list of cognitive distortions like SHOULDs and this list of ways to let go of unhelpful thoughts.
What music am I on fire about sharing with you now?
When I was in my 20s, I was on fire with admiration for John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and I loved listening to his album, Inner Mounting Flame.
That On-Fire tune is called “Vital Transformation.” I was also on fire, this morning, when I discovered this string quartet version of John McLaughlin’s transforming music:
I met a new girl at a barbecue, actually, a very pretty girl. Blonde, I think. I’m not sure. Her hair was on fire. And all she talked about was herself. You know those kind of girls – “I’m hot. I’m on fire!” You know,”Me, me me!” “Help me! Put me out!” Jesus. Some sort of Hollywood chick.
Are you on fire with any thoughts or feelings about this post? Leaving a comment might help you put that fire out.
Thanks to everybody who helped me be on fire, today, creating this blog post and thanks to you — of course! — for heating things up here with your support.