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Spring Cleaning and a Forgotten Poem


Credit: Snoopy by Charles Schulz

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then,” Albert Einstein quipped, “is an empty desk a sign?”

Good question. But I think you already know the answer.

An empty desk can be taken as a sign of not being alive. it’s dead like the surface of the moon.

A cluttered desk may come as a result of a cluttered mind. Or it may not. It may look messy, but it signifies life. It breathes as a result of human activity.

The same can be said of a cluttered computer. The more it’s used, the more clutter it accumulates. It’s just the way it is.

This weekend I noticed that my computer was intolerably running slow. One of the steps that I took to give it a new lease on life was freeing up disk space. It involved removing stuff that were at one time held dear. These included games, apps, documents, and media files. Deciding what to delete wasn’t easy as it meant letting go of the past. But it was something I had to do to keep my sanity.

As I went through my computer files, I took pleasure of rediscovering something like this poem I wrote many years ago. It was in response to an art work by a fellow blogger. It was a drawing of a heart with the message proclaiming that “love is what we live for.” Ha ha. She was then having a crush on somebody. Darn, we lost touch before I knew what happened. Anyway, I’m not mentioning her name to protect her privacy.


my heart says it all
and i draw it true
with a steady hand
to guide me through

in black and white
our story emerges
i don’t need rainbows
to color the senses

my heart says it all
i want the world to see
love is what we live for
you and me, eternally

 
I think Mr. Einstein will agree that clutter wherever found, be it on a desk or in a computer, are facts of life. They pose no harm for as long as they remain manageable. You’ll know it’s time to de-clutter when the situation has reached the point of no return and you can’t handle it anymore.

March 15, 2016 at 9:32 am 5 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Time and Relativity
Location: Krakow, Poland

In response to this week’s challenge, I want to share a picture that I took in the street of Krakow.

On first glance, you may not notice the connection. You’d think I’d gone nuts. But please indulge me for a moment.

Let me start by quoting Albert Einstein explaining his theory of time and relativity for the rest of us.

“When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it’s two hours.”

Now, let me paraphrase that quote a little bit.

“When you walk and kiss a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute, but when you pose as a human statue for a minute, you think it’s two hours especially when nobody pays attention.”

Did you finally get it? I hope you like the picture and that I’ve made Mr. Einstein proud.

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February 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm 11 comments

Happy New Year

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Artwork Credit: Charles M. Schulz
 
It’s been five years to the day when I started writing in this blog. My goal was to write 365 posts representing the number of days in a year and then compile them in a book for my reading pleasure in old age. I’ve exceeded that number last year. In fact, this is my 509th post.

Albert Einstein once said, “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.”

It’s funny how time flies when I’m having fun especially when I get kudos for what I’d written. Along the way, I confess I’ve made some boo-boos, too, in my posts and comments left on other blogs that got lost in translation and caused people to get offended. It makes me sad when these stuff happen. Please accept my apologies. It would never be my intention to hurt anyone.

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January 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm 19 comments


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