Day 1517: My own experience

My own experience is that I am the expert on my own experience.


That is my own t-shirt, which I’ve experienced owning for two years. I own that I enjoy the experience of wearing that t-shirt to appointments with my  own doctors.

Yesterday, my own experience included talking to Josh  from Liberty Mutual who is now managing my long-term disability claim. Josh started off our conversation with, “You’ve had quite the year, haven’t you?” My own experience is that Josh has had good experience dealing with disability claims.

My own experience has included all this:















My own experience is that pictures can tell a story.

Ann Judith Koplow …


… has been having lots of feelings lately.




But because she’s with the King of Cheeses …


… who is silly, honest, and kind …


… she’s going to be okay.

My own experience is that Jimi Hendrix is one of the most amazing guitarists that the world has ever experienced. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at “Are You Experienced?” and a rare live performance:


What is your own experience of today’s post?

My own experience is that I’m grateful to all who helped me create it and to you — of course! — for sharing my experience, here and now.

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24 thoughts on “Day 1517: My own experience

  1. You have had some of a year with experiences, Ann 🙂

  2. Wow, Ann. So much love for you today. Proud of you, too. With a hug. Yay for the King of Cheese.

  3. Silly, honest, kind….three of the best ways to experience life, Ann.

  4. My own experience from reading this blog is that it’s very philosophical and existentialist. I thoroughly enjoy it and wish you the best.

  5. Here’s one of my experiences: in 2000 I went to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The Jimi Hendrix theater plays a continuous film of Hendrix performing. A woman I estimate to be my grandmother’s age was in there dancing to the music and she and I rocked out.
    Great music brings people together.

  6. wow, i’m gonna have
    to admit to now
    having been experienced
    by your experience, Ann 🙂

  7. I like to appreciate other’s experiences Ann. It adds to my own.

  8. Aaaawww. I’m glad you know you’re coming through it all. It helps. Even as difficulties continue.

  9. You know, Ann — this was one of those posts that didn’t try to be anything more than a post. What an experience! No really — I enjoyed the images, the colors, the relaxing feel of today. Thanks for helping me start kicking back this evening.

  10. You have had quite some experiences this year I would say. One of my favorite experiences was meeting you in person!

  11. Be silly, be honest, be kind – such a good recipe to follow.

  12. ❤️ Jimi.

  13. ❤ Ruth.

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