Posts Tagged With: July 2020

Day 2768: On my mind

On my mind today are

  • the upcoming U.S. Presidential election,
  • long-standing injustices against people of color,
  • the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic,
  • other mind-boggling events,
  • the quote “Hell is truth seen too late,”
  • bullies,
  • kind people,
  • the healing power of groups,
  • the healing power of art,
  • the healing power of nature,
  • mindfulness,
  • care for others,
  • self care, and
  • my wonderful cousin Lani, who sent me beautiful condolences about the loss of our fabulous kitty Oscar.

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What’s on your mind when you look at all the images I captured yesterday?

It’s on my mind to remind you to click on any of those images if you wish to enlarge them.

These mindful and beautiful performances were on my mind when I woke up this morning (here and here on YouTube):

 

As always, gratitude is on my mind, so thanks to Lani, Take 6, Donald Fagen, tigers everywhere, everyone who is coping and/or healing, and (of course!) YOU.

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Day 2765: Mixed messages

I’ve definitely heard mixed messages about the advisability of looking for information online, but here‘s an online definition of “mixed messages”:

NOUN
mixed message (plural mixed messages)

(idiomatic) Any communication that is contradictory, inconsistent, or unclear, especially in its motive or intent.
Don’t you think it’s sending a mixed message for the magazine to put “Lose Five Pounds in A Month” right next to “Ten Easy Desserts”?
See also
double standard
mixed signal
oxymoron
read between the lines

Yesterday, on a walk near my home, I encountered these mixed messages:

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EXPLORE MORE (on the left page of that discarded magazine)  and

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… NO TRESPASSING.   There were more mixed messages there, because several people and dogs seemed to be trespassing on that land  (which is either an island or a peninsula, depending on the tide). As I read descriptions of Thompson Island, I’m getting more mixed messages about whether I should have explored more or turned back in response to that NO TRESPASSING message.  The messages are so mixed for me right now, I’m doubting whether that actually IS Thompson Island, since there were no clear messages or identifying signs.

When I look around these days, I see mixed messages about

  • masks,
  • the pandemic,
  • travel,
  • work,
  • age,
  • food,
  • sleep,
  • etiquette,
  • language,
  • connecting with others,
  • fireworks,
  • protests,
  • danger,
  • safety,
  • politics,
  • polls,
  • money,
  • power,
  • human nature,
  • the climate,
  • the future,
  • the past, and
  • the rest of this mixed world.

Do you see any mixed messages in my many other mixed photos from yesterday?

If those messages are too mixed to see clearly, you can always click on a particular photographic message to make it larger.

Here’s “Mixed Messages” by  Big K.R.I.T,

… and “Mixed Messages” by The Bangles.

That’s a really interesting mix of “Mixed Messages.” Now I’m looking forward to reading the mix of messages in the comments section, below.

There’s always an unmixed message at the end of each of these mixed blog posts.

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