Day 2405: It doesn’t matter

It doesn’t matter that

  • I left my phone home yesterday,
  • the Democrat field for President is so crowded and confusing,
  • I don’t know how many people will be coming to my first Fringe show in Edinburgh on August 19 or how it will turn out,
  • people come and go (sometimes speaking of Michelangelo),
  • the above line is a reference to a T.S. Eliot poem,
  • my son doesn’t get poetry,
  • my son isn’t getting much fresh air these days because he’s spending so much time programming in our basement,
  • I still haven’t decided what to include on my Fringe poster and my son is going to help me with any changes,
  • I’m singing my latest original song at an Open Mic tonight,
  • I don’t know how many people will be there or how it will turn out,
  • everybody’s getting older, including me and our cat Oscar,
  • I didn’t get enough sleep last night, and
  • different people have different opinions and different needs.

Why doesn’t it matter?  Because I’m still in the middle of “A Year of No Worry” and that has made all the difference.

It doesn’t matter that I’m sharing these particular photos today and it doesn’t matter what order they’re in:
























It doesn’t matter that when I sang my latest original song yesterday, somebody  said, “I tell everybody ‘I don’t know what planet she’s from, but it’s a good one.'”

It doesn’t matter that Michael and I danced to this song last night:

It doesn’t matter what comments you leave or how I express my gratitude to everyone who helps me create these posts, including YOU!






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27 thoughts on “Day 2405: It doesn’t matter

  1. I’d come to see your show but it’s a terribly long way from where I live! I’m sure you will be amazing!

    • It matters to me what you say, Christine. And it doesn’t matter that you won’t be there at my show because you’ll be there in spirit!

  2. Break a leg, kick ass, sing your heart out.

  3. All that matters, Ann, is that you are you through and through.

  4. I’m all about the paper pineapple hanging from the ceiling. it is demonstrating the no worries approach to life and looks quite content in doing so.

  5. You matter to me Ann! Take it easy and find some chill time this weekend 💛

  6. 3 Questions that are always worth asking about anything:
    Will it harm me?
    Will it harm anyone else?
    Does it matter?

    In most cases I would hope for a NO for all three, but occasionally Yes may be acceptable.

  7. There are things that matter—like seasonal vegetables and saying yes to the mess—that make our lives better and then there are things that don’t matter because they don’t make our lives better and are beyond our control. And I don’t know what planet you’re from either but I’m glad to share this one with you.

  8. You do matter Ann 🙂
    I like your idea of no worries so much.

  9. fruitcrmble

    i like your year of no worry.. How do you get yourself to stop?

    and i love the t-shirt – where did you find.

    thank you for being you and for bringing yourself to the world

    • I let go of worry in the moment, every moment. It takes practice!

      And I made the t-shirt.

      Thank you for this wonderful comment, which matters a lot to me.

  10. Wow, a year of no worry. I could go for that. Maybe I’ll try to start now. And I hope you and Michael can keep your up.

  11. “I tell everybody ‘I don’t know what planet she’s from, but it’s a good one.’” This just makes me smile with the broadest smile–and I think that DOES matter. 🙂

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