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TToT: Whether In Mirrors Or Lakes (Special Reflections Edition) #RIP #BeardGuy #JusJoJan #10Thankful

Another week has gone by. We’re back at another
Ten Things of Thankful
and,
like last week,
I’ve figured out how to link these two.

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I like me a good
reflection
blog post.

In doing that is how, where and why I discover my gratitude lists from within.

Thanks to this feature blogger,
for this word that’s fitting,
right along with a list of thankfuls.

I am thankful for
the reflections
of other creatives.

I am thankful for other bloggers. They offer endless reading and character in their owners. I can reflect back on all the bloggers I’ve gotten to know here, and even over on BlogSpot.

I am thankful for soda water. I have always loved water, back when I used to get a glass of the refreshing liquid, out of the jug in my oma’s fridge or from the tap, in the glass from my grandma that I now drink out of to remember her and the love of water we both shared. I like to drink less pop/soda and so bubbly water is refreshing and a nice compromise, no sugar.

I am thankful for violins in their beauty as my favourite instruments. I can reflect in how far I’ve come since I started to learn, from starting soon after turning thirty-two to soon turning thirty-five.

I am thankful for this blog, which will soon celebrate five years in existence here on WP.

I am thankful for WP. It is a platform I can at least minimally use, as a place to share my writing. I remember back ten years ago or so, when I tried to set up a blog here, but then I had different voice software and it was nearly impossible. Oh how far I’ve come, along with the technology I use every day.

I am thankful for the haircuts I get at my cousin’s salon, as I reflect back to the earliest days of me dying my hair, in my early twenties. She started out at someone else’s salon, and now she runs her own.

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Caption: me with my re-darkened hair for winter, in my new outfit.

I am thankful for gently used clothing. I can reflect on the person I used to be, afraid to wear anything secondhand, even though I’ve always loved and believed things used by others come with a story. I found a few things at the little shop she has, including a pair of boots to take when I travel in a few months, assuming #45 doesn’t hold his government hostage on an ongoing basis, making airports chaotic by the time I am scheduled to fly.

I am thankful for dinner with my father, lunch with a friend, and a spot on my municipal accessibility committee where I was well received my first time there.

I am thankful for the Christmas tree that is now a light tree, just outside my living room window. Thanks to my mom. Thanks, also, to my brother who is going to help me get a better deal on a plan for my phone.

These are simple yet powerful thankfuls, alongside all my reflecting.

I am thankful for this song. I used to love it, for a long time, without realizing who it was. Then I heard the news of the death of one of the members of the group. They had a memorial of music, in his memory, not far from me.

I can reflect on the year since Dolores of The Cranberries died suddenly and I understand that life is short.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bt-FHaFVH8

RIP Beard Guy.

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3 thoughts on “TToT: Whether In Mirrors Or Lakes (Special Reflections Edition) #RIP #BeardGuy #JusJoJan #10Thankful

  1. “I remember back ten years ago or so, when I tried to set up a blog here, but then I had different voice… software”

    Funny about reality… I was reading the post, at the section above, my brain stopped at the word ‘voice’ and launched into a tangent centering on one’s ‘writing voice’.
    And, now that we’re getting into years, rather than months, its possible to hear the development of a person’s voice through the posts they’ve written.

    This virtual world never ceases to amaze me. Watching people develop and change over time…. at least for those of us in the blogosphere, I believe that, by virtue of the fact that we connect through the written word, other than a grocery list, what we write comes from within. Fiction or a simple post, it is almost always more personal than a ‘hey, how’re ya doin’ between friends in the ‘real’ world.

    pretty darn cool.

  2. Kristi says:

    Has it really been that long since you started violin lessons? Time really flies!

    I did some secondhand clothes shopping this week, and was happy to find some nice blouses for a very reasonable cost.

  3. Pat Brockett says:

    Isn’t it interesting how simple things, such as a glass of water, take us back to memories of people and of places.

    What a great photo of you Kerry in your “new to you” outfit! I have shopped that way for so many years it is really difficult for me to justify buying something new clothing, especially when the quality of workmanship and materials, are often much better in garments made years earlier, at least within my budget.

    I hope you will be able to travel as you are planning. Traveling without chaos makes for a more pleasant experience.

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