I may be faster than a speeding bullet when I go shopping. Actually, that isn’t entirely true. I’m quick, but not that quick.
If I was quick, I’d have had some inspiration for a new post by now. But nothing. Not even a polar bear in sight.
Sigh once more.
I’ve been tinkering with the idea of exploring further the magnificence of outer space, but that needs time, and you’d think with having nothing to write about I’d have an over-abundance of time. If you did think that, you’d be wrong. And speaking of time, I was also entertaining the notion of looking for further ties to my time back in 1642, but once again, time seems to be a barrier right now.
Yes. I’ve well and truly lost the plot.
Luckily, it must be said, all is not lost.
No. A timely get out of jail free card, courtesy of Sideview’s Weekend Theme; Something I have never done before. Now, before you say “Hang on a minute! You HAVE done Sideview’s Weekend Theme before, and more than once!” I’d like to stop you, if I may.
Yes, I have done Sideview’s Weekend Theme before… I quite like doing them, and trying to do them differently every time for that matter… but this is a TYPE OF POST I’ve never done before. Linking back to many a random old post of mine, good or bad, just because they fit into the sentence.
Yes, I did mean to start this post with the speeding bullet line when shopping. Honest. Just as I intended to repeat my top three most visited posts, with visitor numbers so far since they were last published.
So, in honour of Sideview’s Weekend Theme, I would like to present my three most popular posts, decided by visitor numbers. These too may or may not be good, hence the links earlier. I do have a method in my madness, you know…
I have absolutely no idea how this post generates so much attention from the internet (3,954 visits). It just doesn’t make sense.
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Equally as baffling as Number 3, is this post, which has had a remarkable 4,046 visits:
I spend so much time waiting at red traffic lights, I thought I’d make a blog about them! No, it isn’t a moan about how often the lights are on red as I reach them and wait (for what seems like twenty minutes) for them to change. Nor is it a complaint as to the number of times that the lights are green on my approach to them, but they change to red just as I get to them (and then stay red for what seems like twenty minutes). I don’t even have any bad words to say about the traffic lights that are out of order on major crossroads that really need them, and cause traffic chaos because nobody seems to know what to do when the traffic lights are out of order (and seem to be out of order for what seems like twenty weeks). And I won’t mention part time traffic lights, that seem to only be in operation when the traffic is quiet. When the roads are busy, the part time traffic lights are not in use. Well, not in use until you expect them not to be in use, when you find that they really are, and have just added to the fact that the sheer volume of traffic wasn’t the reason you have been queuing for twenty minutes – the part time lights have joined their full time colleagues and keep everyone waiting for that length of time.
No, this isn’t to moan… I wouldn’t dream of moaning. You bring about what you think about, remember? I must always be thinking of red traffic lights…
Actually though, red traffic lights are not such a bad thing. For one, they cause us to slow down. Well, to stop, actually, to pause. To rest. When they go green, then we are off again until the next red light.
I keep wondering if there is anything that I can be doing while I am waiting – and not just at traffic lights – that will benefit me in the long term, and keep me calm.
There is one thing that I do all of the time and not notice I’m doing it. That’s breathing. Just concentrating on my breathing, and taking in deep breaths helps me to feel alive. Breathing also helps to centre me, so if my mind is racing away over something I saw, or something I have to do, my breathing brings me back to myself. Going back to being in the car again, I can’t do anything while I am at those lights apart from wait, so my breathing will stop me from stressing myself out! I don’t mean to gloat, but I enjoy it when I am calmly waiting at the red light, while the person in the car next me is revving their engine and moving backwards and forwards in anticipation that the lights will change to green that second. Which, as we all know isn’t the case – they take twenty minutes to change.
So, if you see someone calmly waiting at a red traffic light, breathing deeply, it’s probably me. I’ll also be giving thanks for those special seconds of me time that I’m getting there. I may look like I’m going to go from nought to sixty as soon as the lights go to green, when you’re waiting in the car next to me, but I’m testing you to see how wound up you are. As soon as the lights change, if you’re not off like a coiled spring I will know that you too (whether you know it or not) are also grateful for your twenty minutes of ‘me time’ a day.
They say patience is a virtue. Be patient at a red traffic light.
And at Number One, from February 18th 2011, with a staggering 13,028 visits, is this post:
It’s a Full Moon tonight!
Tonight’s Full Moon is known as the Snow Moon, or the Wolf Moon, apparently. Although, I must admit there is quite a lot of confusing information regarding the Wolf Moon. Some say it is the first Full Moon of the year, which would mean that the Full Moon in January is the Wolf Moon, yet others say it is the Full Moon in February. Whenever the Wolf Moon falls, I think it is a magnificent name for the Moon, and the above picture I have discovered on the web illustrates it to perfection! And to all intents and purposes, from this day forward, in my world, February’s Full Moon will forever be known as the Wolf Moon.
In magical terms, the Full Moon has the most power, with the New Moon coming in at a close second. Occasionally, when I send a Cosmic Order, I imagine my request firing off to the universe through the Moon. I imagine the Moon amplifying my order, providing it with a little more energy – a little more oomph – and at the Full Moon this oomph is multiplied. My intention of receiving what I am requesting is amplified also. What we give out, we tend to get back. So, the Full Moon is a good time to send a Cosmic Order, as long as you believe in the desired outcome. No belief will mean no outcome…
One way to look at the Full Moon is to see it as a doorway of choice. We have set our intention to do something, be something, change something or whatever. We can open the door, and allow the Full Moon to provide us with the necessary power to move forward and to bring those changes in to our lives. Or we can keep the door closed and continue as we are. We can use the Moon to illuminate and empower our thoughts so we can move forward, or make things lighter for us to stay the same. We have the choice to take a path – neither path is the wrong path – and the Full Moon will provide the necessary energy for the transition through the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Whenever we make a choice it is a new beginning.
I like the energy that I feel around the time of the Full Moon. I’ve mentioned before that the Moon has an effect on the tides, and that our bodies are made up of water, so the Moon will invariably have an effect on us too. Scientists have said they have found no physical link between the Full Moon and mood swings (for example) yet I know a lot of people who act differently at the time of the Full Moon. And the words ‘lunacy’ and ‘lunatic’ must have come from somewhere when language was being created (Luna – the Moon).
So, as today’s Full Moon has been officially named as the Wolf Moon around these parts, I’m taking the naming ceremony one step further. The Moon has always been considered female, and is also known as Luna. The she-wolf is known as Lupa. Can you see the connection? I’ve re-branded February’s Full Moon as Luna Lupa. With the magical energy of the Moon combined with the teaching abilities of the Wolf, solutions to any problems can be found. A solution is an ending. And after an ending comes a new beginning.
So, there we have it. Moons and wolves, choices, solutions and new beginnings.
Not at all bad from a Full Moon in February…
Thirteen thousand visits to one post isn’t bad for a little blog like mine, even if I do say so myself. Regardless of what the post is actually about. (And, yes, I’m well aware that the visitors may have been looking for the pictures, but I like to tell myself that they keep coming back to read again and again…)
And, if you’ve read this far, thank you for bearing with me.
And, if you would care to return soon, I shall have newerer and betterer blog posts, inspired from the Universe around us and beyond. If not, there’ll be a new post that will describe how my hat tastes.
Have a great weekend, and pop along to Sideview’s blog if you’d like to read other takes on her theme – or even have a go yourself! As always… Feel Good!!!