The sky is not falling.

We can all catastrophize, and in today’s world, that can be easy to do.

But as panic sets in due to all that’s happening in the world right now, I offer the following reminiscences. in the spirit of seeing the sunny side of the street…

“There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once,

but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time.” Lord Chesterfield, 1740

I think multitasking should be a 4-letter word, and…

Unwelcome feelings,

tears that well.

Just below the surface a storm is brewing.

The explosive nature

of what lies beneath the surface

threatens to overtake

rational thought.

The mind: knowing

The heart: feeling

A disconnect with nowhere to go

to escape it.

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Originally published at on July 10, 2019.

What are you thinking about…right now?

Are you focused on the words you’re reading, or is your mind wandering…thinking of things that need to be done, calls to be made, groceries to be bought, things to be fixed…

Is your mind in this moment? If not, you’re missing what’s happening…

Chalkboards and chalk dust and pencils, oh my!

I’m in grade one.

My teacher is Mrs. Baldwin.

She is plump and grey-haired, soft-spoken but stern. I adore her.

I sit at one of the wooden desks that is attached to a chair. And no…the desk doesn’t have an ink well. I’m not quite that old.

At the front…

We’re all artists really. Yearning to share the bits and pieces of brilliance that we know reside within us. But as we pay attention to doing what’s expected, what we’re accustomed to , we stifle the voice inside that starts as a whisper but is really a roar. …

The word original has many different connotations and interpretations.

Some would say that to be original is to do something that has never been done before, created something that’s never been created or thought something that’s never been thought.

Others might think of original as being first: the first presentation…

Kaarina Dillabough

Writer, Thinker, Dreamer, Doer: lover of life & livin' it to the max! Former Olympic broadcaster/coach. Renaissance woman thriving in a digital age.

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