This is the place where the extraordinary happens
Not spectacular, but ordinary with a little extra zing,
This is the place where the rain falls
It just does – that’s no special thing
This is the place where the days are long
Or should be, time permitting
And this is the place where I escape to
A place where I am lord, master and king

This is the place where imagination rules
Mundane, silly and somewhat strange
This is the place where the wind blows
Softly or strong – it’s easy to gauge
This is the place where all animals roam
Freely, not restricted by chain or cage
And this is the place I dream of
And hope to do so at a very old age

This is the place where thoughts grow
Arms and legs by the dozen or more
This is the place where the sun shines
Bright and warm – sometimes hot, I’m sure
This is the place where art is unique
Or weird, or wrong, or quirky, or…
And this is the place that always changes
Well, perhaps maybe once or twice before

This is the place where I tap into different worlds
Some similar, some not, some exactly like here
This is the place where the sky’s blue
Or grey, or black, or cloudy or clear
This is the place that has a monthly theme
With an intention to generate good cheer
And this is the place where I like to write
Whilst trying to look Beyond the Sphere

I just thought I’d try and sum up exactly what this blog is all about, and realised I couldn’t do it. Succinctly. I couldn’t do it succinctly.

If you’re new here – hello, and welcome, you may think you’ve entered an utterly weird place. Those who have been visiting for ages know that this place is weird, but I am always pleased to see them return. As and when, as I always say, is fine with me. Good to see you again, by the way.

You may have heard of the Mansion. That’s this place. We’re all part of the Mansion in one way or another. The Mansion stands in the Grinds. The Grinds reach far beyond the barriers of imagination (as does the Mansion, actually, on an all together different scale, hence the reason you may feel this place is slightly weird) and feed into my mind, giving me images and trains of thought that I convert into blog posts. Sometimes those feeds just bring in darkness, and that’s when Blogger’s Block kicks in, and I reach for the paintbrushes, stylus or PowerPoint.

I like weird. I like random. I like creativity and being creative. I also like pizza, but I’ve forbidden myself from eating it until I’m less rotund and feel like I’m flying when I walk, as opposed to feeling as though I’m being crushed by the forces of gravity.

I currently flit between dimensions. As time is against me, as I’m taking non-drowsy anti-histamines that have the opposite effect so I could fall asleep standing up, I actually do feel like I’m flying when I walk whilst at the same time being dragged down. I don’t like feeling heavy. I like feeling light. I like the light.

The weirdness around here isn’t heavy. It fades. It comes and goes depending on just what train of thought the Grinds have fed me, or where the Mansion has taken me, or what colour paint I have left, or how my hair looks, or what animal has caught my eye for a photograph, or what cheerful song I choose for my Sound of Summer, or what words crop up in the Sunday Wordle, or what limerick I feel like writing, or what 5-7-5 combination of words I can put together, or where my mind takes me around Mount Olympus, or which character demands I share the next part of their story. That’s how my mind works. Always looking for something different, yet trying to keep within the boundaries of all this vast nonsense. I like nonsense as well.

Life can get heavy. We all need an escape from time to time. I hope the madness here brings a smile at least, or a spark of inspiration to go and create or do something better than what appears here.

All posts and creations are intended to bring on a ‘Feel Good’ vibe – whether it be from a photo of a cute critter, or a terrible painting which causes one to think ‘I can do far better than that’ (go ahead and do it, if you think that, by the way!) or one of my ‘woe is me’ posts – which I include so that the reader thinks ‘ooo, I’m glad that hasn’t happened (or didn’t / shouldn’t / wouldn’t) to me’ – I don’t mind you thinking that. This place is all about Feeling Good.

This is a Surreal Reality zone. Sometimes surreal. Sometimes real. And sometimes, there may even be a good blog post. But don’t tell anyone! Secrets are good as well.

Here’s to Feeling Good! And here’s another photo of some cute critters (well, it has to be done!):

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

2 Comments

  1. What a precious little family! 🙂

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    1. I have to agree with you there, Sylvia!

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