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Day 678: Consistent

Last week, at one of my therapy groups, somebody said to me,

You’re nothing if not consistent, Ann.

I guess I am consistent. That is, there are things I seem to do consistently, including:

  • I check definitions of words, to make sure we’re all on the same page (or screen):

[kuh n-sis-tuh nt]
1. agreeing or accordant; compatible; not self-contradictory:
His views and actions are consistent.
2. constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form, etc.:
a consistent opponent.
3. holding firmly together; cohering.
4. Archaic. fixed; firm.

  • I take a few tries to find a definition that seems good enough and translates easily into a post here.
  • I play around with formatting these posts, in order to make them easier to read and understand (despite my naturally meandering and consistently varied thoughts).
  • I hear what people say, and some things seem to stick more than others.

When something sticks, I wonder about it. For example, when somebody says:

You are nothing if not ____________

… does that mean that if you are NOT that thing, that you are …. NOTHING?

What do you think?

I think not.

Because, it’s impossible for any one of us to be NOTHING.  I mean, it’s just simple math.

1 ≠ 0

Mathematically, that reminds me of this: my faithful and amazing reader Maureen a/k/a Sitting on My Own Sofa a/k/a Mom Learns Math has started a new WordPress blog, which I highly recommend.

That paragraph demonstrates something else I do, consistently: link to the same place multiple times, for emphasis (although, not always).

More consistencies, from me, in my blog posts:

  • Quotes from famous people, like

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Photos I’ve taken recently (like yesterday).

IMG_1828 IMG_1840 IMG_1842 IMG_1843 IMG_1845 IMG_1847 IMG_1848 IMG_1851 IMG_1853 IMG_1854

I’m also consistent with this: trying to capture the moon (as in those last four photos).

Another consistency (foolish, hobgoblin, or otherwise)?  My love for music. And I hope I am consistent in posting music that fits my topics, well enough.

I forgot another consistency: inviting audience involvement, in an authentic way. What music (or image or anything else) might YOU choose, for today’s topic?

Here’s my musical choice:

(Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane perform, oh-so-beautifully, “My One and Only Love,” captured by this YouTube video for all time, I hope)

Thanks (and love) to one and all!

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