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Poem: Cash, Bridges, and Elusive Goodies


(c) 12 Nov 2013 Windy Johansen

I just wrote this. I don’t know what it is, other than unabashedly silly. :D No, I don’t know what the sword is doing on the bridge (other than following the Rule of Funny). (TvTropes link alert! It will eat entire hours of your day. And you may not care, lol.) Maybe it’s one of those sentient swords and it just liked the view or something. lol (Of course, I then wonder how it got up there, and I have no idea.)
Cash, Bridges, and Elusive Goodies

a secret bridge
I searched for it,
but it’s not there
(I needed that sword)

a secret cave
it was right there
then it was gone
(I needed that ore)

I made a map
this is so annoying

an obvious pitfall
why is this here
did you really expect me
to fall for that?

I gave you my cash
your game is frustrating

catch the bear, save the princess
keep the hide, catch the daylight
before the mad troll sees you
and you have to respawn again

(c) 12 Dec 2013 Windy Johansen

Writing Prompts: Pure Courage.

pure courage

(c) 7 Dec 2013 Windy Johansen

This time, the phrase is: pure courage.

There’s a lot of thoughts in the world about courage, as well as purity. But what does pure courage get you? A dashing knight or beautiful warrior? Some foolhardy person who attacks before he or she needs to? Or does it mean someone who is thoughtful? Is this thoughtful person someone who knows exactly how to take apart whatever threat he or she encounters, but refuses to be violent unless it’s necessary? Is this person Batman? (Batman, like many other superheroes seem like the word courage should be their middle name.)

I feel like pure courage is, at least in part, made up of confidence, self-assurance, and the driving idea that one’s self is okay to share with others.

Giant stashes of bad-guy busting gadgets are helpful too. ;)

<3 Thank you for sharing this bit of time with me. :)

Encouragement and Refocusing

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

I saw this quote and thought of how I really needed to refocus. I’ve been anxious about this blog and being perfectly right, never posting something that’s outside what this blog is intended to be.

I need to be able to make enough money to live. I need to make it so this blog does that. I cannot live off the assistance of others for forever, as much as I appreciate it.

I was focusing on the harvest. I need to focus on the seeds.

What will bring value to those who come by my corner of the world? What do I want to express? If I’ve managed to bring interesting posts to you, maybe I need not be concerned with the results.

The question needs to be “What am I planting?” not “What will I have, when the plants are bearing fruit?”

Now, I must keep refocusing on my seeds, not my fruits. That’s the trick. “Let go, and let God”, they say.

What do you see in this quote? Tell me.

Sending love to you. <3

Surrendering = Trust.

I’m in a pensive mood today.

People can be surprisingly narrow in their views, only seeing them or maybe them and some cherished loved ones. It’s human to shut down and disconnect from the pain life gives us in rich abundance.

No matter the fault, I wish we could see more of the world than our small corner. I think we’d feel better, and be better able to handle the awful things life inevitably does to us.

Everyone’s been deprived of something they wanted/needed sooner or later; what do you choose then? We show ourselves to be very small characters in a very large play by what we choose to do and say. We show that we don’t know how to handle such a thing… but everyone is small, just like each one of us.

We could accept our small role as our Divine calling, but clamor for bigger roles. Do we not know that the small role is just as important as the big star? Who are we supposed to be? Do we ask Divinity to tell us? Or do we write our own script, fearing the loss of total control that surrendering to the Divine is? Do we not know that surrendering is the best way to find our own truth?

I’m sad that we don’t take that opportunity. Part of loving anyone is surrendering your need to be right all the time. Your need to be in total control of everything. To surrender is to trust. To trust is to have the universe opened up right in front of you.

Who would turn such an opportunity away?

We do. Every day.
I do. Every day.

I can say that I don’t want to, and that I’ll do my best not to. ♥

Adventures on Sunday morning.

I’ve been working to get this site going, and now I can’t see my blog’s homepage as the homepage.


Oh dear. I’m still working on this, so maybe it will sort itself out.

In other news, I’m writing lots of poetry. I want to make a book of my best poems and my best photography, but it’s so hard to get the courage to do that.

Back to playing with WordPress to get it to give me the right homepage. >_< Have fun! ETA: I actually got the homepage to display correctly by getting rid of the little homepage I wrote a couple of days ago. It looked like it walked right out of 2000 or something, but I wrote all the code for it! LOL Oh one of these days, I will have more of my site coded by me, myself, and I. but for right now, I'm letting more knowledge-filled people handle that.