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    I'm often entertained by my antics. Probably you can't laugh at yourself but face it- people are funny.

    I do give them ( people; me) a break, now. I mean... who the hell am I , MisterPerfect? Far from it.

    So, I give myself a break, and also I don't break things like coffee mugs, or toasters, or coasters, or whatever else I may feel needs an immediate frisbee into the next county, however beautiful that arc may be, because in my state- that state of upset- the damn thing is more likely to fly (be thrown) right into the one thing I didn't want it to.
    Last edited by Kevin; April 13th, 2019 at 05:52 PM.

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    it was your router?
    or was that a blip/fail?
    monday check back
    -xXx-

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    Actually, I'm wondering if my faulty moniter is giving my gear a headache. Am posting in short bursts here between the fizzing and popping. My feeling right now is to give it all up and walk away. So if I DO stop posting you'll know why. If there is ever a chance of setting up with a tablet I might just do that but I know who to ask for help.
    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 -xXx- View Post
    please consider a less public space.
    one of the mods may be able to relocate this thread.

    next, if you become aware
    that you are processing
    harming yourself
    or
    another living being/concrete representation of abstract symbol
    establish contact with an intervention specialist.
    (directly and/or indirectly)

    i am not that.
    i am just another person that does things differently
    than many people.

    premise 1:
    mental wellness is my focus
    not mental illness

    premise 2:
    there are many frameworks
    (which are tools)
    to help an individual
    explore
    what is/is not working for them

    premise 3:
    you are your own expert
    you have your own set of symbols,
    experiences, preferences, etc.
    if you feel you are struggling,
    then making some changes
    may be helpful.

    Feedback-
    some lifestyle constructs
    are difficult to implement
    due to mismatch of factors
    for instance:
    a person that has no lived experience
    working overnight
    for an extended period of time
    may not be able to imply
    things unspecified.
    -been there, done that,
    really difficult for many people to understand

    -question
    how do you describe your most basic daily routine?
    which areas many people describe as normal/desirable
    do not match with your experience?
    for instance:
    eating lunch at midnight
    and dinner at 6am

    take a look at these words<-link
    as you are able
    see if any of them seem to resonate with you

    i am uncomfortable with that as well.
    i reframe based on the level of responsibilty
    i was raised with AND the benefit of resolving
    a sandpaper-style-inconvenience.
    be relieved it did not take 72 hours.
    do you have an answer regarding your router?


    remember i am not making light of your experience in any way.

    if we were engaged in conversation,
    or i were in physical proximity of you,
    i would respond with some variation of this:

    thank you for doing regular gravity checks.
    it reduces my personal checklist.
    gravity is my friend.
    without it we would all be sucked into space.
    i am uncomfortably unprepared for that
    based upon my understanding of it.
    keep up the good work,
    and let someone know if your results change.


    i would also suggest that blame is a really charged word.
    i weary of finger pointing.
    exploring a possible source of your discomfort may be helpful.
    the name you use as a working label
    may need to change as you discover more.
    many people find that deciding a thing is to blame
    concludes the need for exploration
    and/or reframing.
    (victim is very layered)
    (this may take a while to untangle
    in a way that self-sustains)

    as to feeling a need to lash out/externalize internal:
    for now
    i might suggest a soft style ball
    that you may literally kick.
    i might suggest a sharpie
    to add specific ideas that emerge
    as you act on the ball.
    for example:
    vending machines that eat my money
    people that don't make eye contact with me
    forgetting to renew my <whatever>

    as your data set grows
    you will see things begin to group

    some things will be easy to address.
    getting rid of sandpaper can be quite satisfying

    k.
    pm with question, concern, etc.
    cautiously progressive.

    ps
    thot on progressive positive creation:
    i frequently pass a wall upon which ivy grows.
    the caretakers periodically strip back new growth.
    when i walk past this wall i check for change in my pocket.
    i put one coin between the wall and the vine
    away from areas i have seen stripped.
    i do this regardless of season.
    last year when the leaves fell off
    a huge section of the wall
    glimmered with my leaves.
    it was kewl!

    *just so you know*
    *there will be at least one interruption*
    *of one hour*
    *in my day today*
    *weekend access is tricky for me*

    xXx,
    that's a lot to take in all at once.

    As far as self-harming goes, I'm total wimp. I couldn't do that to myself and really don't get that. Why DO people self-harm?
    Suicide, yes, I see the point, and, if I was ever lucky enough to live somewhere like Eastbourne , I think I might find what ever it takes, within me me to take that leap. But since there are no high cliffs nearby, I don't see it happening.

    Strike out? Me? That's not me, AT all.

    I'm a sponge for shame disappointment and disillusion, I just suck it all up.
    And like goes on.
    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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    Premise 1,
    I think that I might have a situation there.

    Premise 2,
    Too much effort. Like my computer/internet problems, I rather just throw the towel in. Yes really.

    3,
    It all seems pointless.

    I'm sorry but there it is.
    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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    Sprouts are little ****s though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcharles View Post
    Sprouts are little ****s though.

    bd
    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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    This whole business with my computer problems, pretty much ALL my problems actually, boils down to my reluctance, inability, down right refusal if you like, to let people into my life. So many situations exist right now because there is no-one I can talk to.
    I've thought about this a lot and never more so than when I walked to and from my local Aldi store earlier. You can't take without giving and I struggle with giving. Friendship is a two way thing.That makes me one selfish human being I suppose. Selfish? Or scared...Of betrayal perhaps? There is an element of trust in there, or rather a lack of, I think. Also, I don't like dipping into my pocket or , more importantly, my heart. "My heart", jeez! Where did THAT come from? I really am looking into myself here. I hate to admit this but we all need people in our lives, and I have none. How many simple problems are solved by having a "friends network"?
    My ageing doors, front and back. I can't take a bath because the cold tap hasn't worked for a couple of years now and why? Yeah, you guessed it. I don't know who to ask.

    We shall see I suppose.
    Last edited by dither; April 15th, 2019 at 12:37 PM.
    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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    I'm beginning to worry about my ageing:

    I'm being urged, not by my employer I might add, to plan, make decisions, uncomfortable decisions about my retirement and I'm not enjoying this at all. Officially I have about eighteen months to go. I must admit that I often think about how I would like to call it a day, finances permitting, but it's the letting go. The finality of it. I'm finding it all a bit worrying. We often read articles about local initiatives being set up to help and encourage older people to get out, meet up, social events. Attend classes, learn to use the internet, I wonder why I chose THAT one,:-" dances even. So where are they? But STILL, I'm not looking for socialising. I just need to find organisers who can point me in the direction of helpers, advisers. That's all. I'm willing to pay for their time. Then just leave me the hell alone. Not the nicest person in the world am I.
    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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    I'm beginning to worry about my ageing:
    There really is no problem, it will happen without you worrying about it

    Seriously, stay right away from all that social worker organised stuff, you don't need it. My experience is there is more to do when you retire than you can manage anyway, the garden needs doing, the kitchen ceiling needs painting, just stuff. If you want things to do you want to do rather than others want done there are all sorts of things to join, yes, but don't join the old folks version, it's much more fun if you are the oldest one there. Not only are the others more lively and interesting, they tend to give you respect instead of you just being another of the 'old people'. Even ballroom dance groups, who would yo rather dance with? A 72 year old or a 27 year old? Who cares if the 27year old is not so expert? Not me
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