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    I'm lost dither I don't expect you to believe or shave your head and become a nun
    these are the things of my life. I lay no claim to them being reality They are just my experiences

    you said "I would like to respond to your views on dying"

    i gave you some views to respond to

    I have to put up with the things I experience and accept that I was in the room at the time. Mostly I try and forget as the experiences do not sit well with rationale or any other hastily constructed belief system

    sorry I'm not looking to destabilise your view of life the universe and everything. My version of what is real over the years has had to soften to accept the things I've seen and done.

    this is the view from the window of my bus

    A parting picture from the side window. Dither


    We have had some scarey times locally earth quakes death destruction and worst of all fear that it's going to get worse
    A neighbor came to me a Canadian and far from home. Basically at he limit of his reserve and mental balance. There is no meaning to events just random senseless destruction. Calming him down was hard but eventually I got his attention and said.

    Can you do one thing for me now and I want your promise
    He looked at me strange and said yes
    I replied no matter what I say you must reply clearly and loudly. "don't worry about it. It will be fine soon".


    I asked okay . And made him answer. "don't worry about it. It will be fine soon"


    I then said. It's all going to hell and we'll be dead by morning. And gesturing to him he replied.


    "don't worry about it. It will be fine soon"


    So I went on with examples. House probably will collapse. don't worry about it. It will be fine soon


    The wife won't talk to you forever. don't worry about it. It will be fine soon


    Your cat has species issues and has come out about being attracted to mice. don't worry about it. It will be fine soon


    After he started laughing he had a bit of perspective


    Now. Relating to me and how I see the world


    don't worry about it. It will be fine soon




    Life is way too important to ever be taken seriously



    Cheers

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    No chance of destabilising MY views Gofa,
    we have differing ideas about some things, it's not a problem.

    I have always taken life too seriously, probably. But we are what we are.

    And thanks for the ride.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

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    Admission free on my bus and you don't need to pay when you get off either.

    Yup up you said it and it's taken a long while to get comfortable with I am what I am

    thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gofa View Post
    it's taken a long while to get comfortable with I am what I am
    I doubt that i ever shall, just putting up with myself.
    What else is a person to do?
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gofa View Post
    The message here Dither is we don't die alone, I get the feeling of a welcoming committee being present.
    I would kind of think so considering it is the one event that unites us all. It is inevitable in spite of our gender, language, nationality, race or whatever. Life is full of loose ends that should be tied up somewhere.
    I was fighting with temptation but I didn't want to win.
    A man like me don't like to see temptation caving in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade View Post
    I would kind of think so considering it is the one event that unites us all. It is inevitable in spite of our gender, language, nationality, race or whatever. Life is full of loose ends that should be tied up somewhere.

    Interesting reading your words Gofa, I have followed Dither on many of his walks. I do enjoy the banter between the two of you and your perspective. Maybe it is an old guy thing, being older myself I sure I look at things differently now than 40 years ago.


    I do know this, I am an adrenalin junky who loves to flirt with death. You only feel alive when you know it could all be over in the blink of an eye. or worse yet crippled for what is left. I purposely put myself in situations that make that a reality, I am not sure why only that I know that today matters if there is a realistic chance of no tomorrow.

    Blade love your quote, what we do, what we say, really does matter, no loose ends. They are not only words to live by, but words to die by
    God hates a coward Revelation 21:8

    “Good writin' ain't necessarily good readin'.”

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    Oh yes adrenalin is the drug of choice but it is a cold excitement till it's over. Then you whoop and holler. As you say you are never so alive, never so focused on here and now, as when the fat lady is doing her breathing exercises in preparation for the final song. I'm pretty much a roost-ta that use-ta but I am still happy to bring my "A Game" for ten minutes or ten feet and then ibuprofen and a nap afterwards.

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    I believe Gofa, a beautiful image you left with me, the friends, soldiers around the casket. There is this joy in me I discovered in 1996 at the age of forty. I thought it a curse but no it is a joy. I learn that everyday I live. I thank God for giving me the tradeout I begged for and so much more, so much more.

    Enjoyed the bus ride thank you, Gofa. That dithering is fun isn't it?
    [I]"The world stands out on either side No wider than the heart is wide;
    Above the world is stretched the sky, No higher than the soul is high.
    The heart can push the sea and land Farther away on either hand;
    The soul can split the sky in two, And let the face of God shine through.
    But East and West will pinch the heart That can not keep them pushed apart;
    And he whose soul is flat -- the sky -- Will cave in on him by and by."
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    "I thank God for giving me the tradeout I begged for and so much more, so much more."

    Oh Pandora you know what to say to get a guy like me interested in a bit of a story. It's the term "trade out" that's got me second guessing. Never heard that before.

    I was thinking earlier today about how tangible the bench is that I sat on with Dither the other day, watching that publican bloke walk by across the road. I can see it like it was my own memory. Dithers internal dialogue just gets me nodding. I'm there sitting beside him agreeing or shaking my head, depending upon how things register inside, but it's the proximity that you notice. In gaming it's called immersion. Either way it all gets pretty real which is good from where I sit.

    Thanks for writing Dither

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    Gofa,
    I thank you so much for that.
    That's all a person could ever wish for, and more.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

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