The One In the Window
In certain slants of light, she looks
like that dude from Metallica (in his younger years).
Everything was happening in Hollywood.
This ain’t Kansas anymore; it’s real,
And my favourite ruby shoes
have a broken heel.
I don’t like how it feels.
And nobody wants to
have anything to do
with a girl and her guitar.
It occurs to me I’m in a dead trade.
I can’t find work so I cant get paid.
And it seems to me,
Everybody does it all for free.
And you realize, as you roam,
that there’s no place like home.
But your home is someone else’s couch.
And it’s do, or don’t;
Not a question of won’t
The universe inspirates.
Failing to find love and happiness;
Falling fully and flailing completely;
It’s all in the rewrites.
Through it all, you gotta keep on keeping on.
There are those days when you're just driven to daytime drinking...
You know those days, right?
It's worse when there is actually no drink to be drank;
When things go flying before you can even catch your breath;
You get beat upon by life and also fists;
Your best bud is mad at you;
You got assignments due at school
and two jobs to boot;
You gotta make time for the dentist to do his business.
(I'll have you all know - contrary to popular belief, I do not have a big mouth-
and so it really hurts afterwards, what with the fibro and all!)
My hair is atrocious and requiring attention and care...
You get the picture, I'm sure,
Because I know you feel it, too.
Okay, so maybe it's not an actual hamster in my brain, but it turns out, I wasn't that far off the mark.
When I was a student (let's just say, a while back), I often worried that it didn't look like I was listening to the teacher - because I really didn't look l was listening to the teacher. My eyes were on my page and I was moving my pens furiously across my page - but, honest, Miss, my EARS were listening and I WAS learning.
Research seems to say so:
Sunni Brown's TED talk
Globe & Mail article
Time Magazine article - Doodling helps you pay attention
Oprah.comWhy Doodling Is Important“ I Draw Pictures All Day” by Alma Hoffmann
THIS IS MY FAVOURITE:)...
People who doodle are smart - they pay more attention and remember things better than those who do not doodle. That's the scientific result of a study done by Professor Jackie Andrade, of the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth and published by the magazine Applied Cognitive Psychology. The test also showed that fidgeting has the same positive effect. So the next time you're doodling during a meeting — or twirling a pencil or playing with your hair in class and you hear the teacher ask "Are you paying attention," you can say in truth that you have heard every word! Read more & watch a video!
Today is a great day to create a great day.
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