As I’m writing this at 4:30 AM, it’s unknown to me whether I’ve written another blog post with the title “Unknown,” although I suspect I have.
Many people have a fear of the unknown. My fear of the unknown is unknown to me, perhaps because I have spent so much of my life inhabiting the unknown.
If the meaning of that previous sentence is unknown to you, my extremely rare congenital heart condition has made any predictions about my life span unknown. Therefore, I seem to feel very comfortable living in the unknown.
On the other hand, it is unknown to me why I can get so anxious about mundane issues like doing my taxes or choosing tiles for a shower remodel while fearlessly facing the realities of serious, life-long health issues. It’s also unknown to me why I waste so much time wondering who in the universe might be mad at me or wish me ill, forgetting that those people can’t really hurt me.
It is not unknown to me that I am not alone in being puzzled by the unknown operations of one’s own mind.
Let’s see what some known people have said about the unknown.
Do you see the unknown in any of my other images for today?
I’ve had quite a few scares in my long life. Today’s scares are related to the subzero cold, here and now.
I’m experiencing scares about people, animals, and pipes freezing. For me, scares are exaggerated when they are something new, and I don’t remember ever experiencing temperatures this far below zero. (I’m discounting wind chill factors, with their typical subzero scares).
I reduce scares by naming and sharing them (in case you haven’t noticed), so do you see any scares in my other images for today?
Just the thought of playing outside or being a mail carrier today is giving me scares.
The cold-related scares woke me up in the middle of the night and are preventing me from falling back asleep. I think my scares might abate once the temperature starts to rise, even just a little.
Yay! As the temperature goes up, my scares go down.
Here’s what I find when I search for “scares” on YouTube:
Thanks to those who help me create these blog posts no matter what the scares, including YOU!
When I try to do things when I’m running a high fever, I inevitably do some stupid shit. For example, last night I noticed that the incredible Manual Cinema, whose breath-taking productions I’ve seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, was coming to Boston soon with a short run of Frankenstein(which I missed when I was last in Edinburgh in 2019) and when I tried to buy a ticket in the middle of the night, I did this stupid shit: I bought it for the wrong performance. Rather than beat myself up about that (which is REALLY some stupid shit), I got another ticket for the performance I wanted and let go of any judgment about my mistake.
I assume I’ll be able to get rid of the other ticket and that I’m be over COVID by then because, yes, I have that stupid shit again and during my birthday week, no less, which is really some stupid shit.
Do you see any stupid shit in my images for today?
This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “stupid shit.”
Thanks to all who are reading this “stupid shit” post, here and now, including YOU.
As the end of every year, I make a list of my personal bests and worsts — the highlights and the lowlights.
Yesterday, I told my son that he’s always a highlight, no matter what the year. We also discussed how it can be easier to remember the worsts than the bests, so it might take effort to remember the highlights.
I expect that our trip to NYC today will be a highlight of 2022. Can you see highlights in my images for today?
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical “A Strange Loop” is sure to be a highlight of our trip to NYC. Here are highlights from that musical:
Thanks to all those who are highlights to me, including YOU!
I’m thinking about upliftment, here and now, because I saw this last night.
As I approach the completion of my 10th year of daily blogging, I only hope that my thoughts give hope, guidance, and upliftment to all (or, at least, to some). I know that blogging has given me the upliftment I’ve needed to face medical and other challenges, big and small, over the years.
And while “upliftment” keeps getting flagged by spellcheck …
… it gives me upliftment to discover that it really is a word!
I like how that definition of upliftment says “countable and uncountable” because (1) that covers everything and (2) I believe everything counts.
Can you find countable and uncountable upliftment in my images for today?
I get upliftment by arranging and sharing the images in these posts (including, today, four photos taken by my ex-husband Leon during the upliftment of Christmas Eve).
I find many things weird these days, including applying for Social Security, getting billed for things that my health insurance should be paying for, and Elon Musk.
Do you see anything weird in my other images for today?
It’s weird how difficult it is now to do a screen capture of the National days and it’s weird how my mood always improves on the winter solstice (probably because I know the days will start getting longer).
Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “weird.”