The Mind Is Strange
I searched the entire cupboard for my costume; where, oh where was it? Does this ever happen to you? Can you see something in your mind’s eye – but just cannot get the edges of the picture to focus and show you where it hides? The mind is a strange place, beware! Most of it is upside down; it is exhaustive and vulnerable, stubborn as a mule!
Just the other day, I spread jam over my eggs. Why did my mind not jump and scream, and stop my hand? And yesterday, my mind made me forget that I had left the key in the door! And that my coat was turned inside out, and that I was wearing red slippers to work. My life has been turned upside down, I tell you. But there is one thing I know – I was pretty okay till about last week.
“…Maybe I didn’t know myself. Maybe my world is turning upside down and I can’t find my footing.” Celia Mcmahon
Beauty In Upside Down
Last week, oh my, oh boy, sweet Jesus! That Japanese theatre play: violet, yellow, blue. I clapped, I gasped, I cried! Flowery umbrellas, satin belts, ballerina flats; they danced for hours. Every music note drugged my mind into the most enchanting trance; the rhythm of the dancers was hypnotizing.
And every day since then, I have forgotten my newspaper, my change, my dog. All I can seem to remember is the way the second dancer from the left and the second from the right were mirroring their steps, and … wait, what am I doing? Hey, where is my costume?
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