Thursday, August 27, 2009

Take a ponder, leave a ponder


You know when you go to the check out at the convenience store there is this little dish that says take a penny, leave a penny? Well here at Southern Spice the policy is, take a ponder, leave a ponder. The universe needs for you to share your ponders here. You each have something important to share. Something we need to know.


Anyone interested in adding their ponders can send me an email and I will add you to the author list. I don't have a clue what I'm doing and it's fine if you don't either. It's more fun that way.

46 comments:

Chloe said...

Another breath taking picture Carol. I'm falling in love with your river... it's easy to see why you did.

And a wonderful saying: Take a ponder, leave a ponder. Love it. (I didn't realize just how creative you are.)

ivygreen said...

Carol, is your e-mail address embedded on here somewhere?

Carol said...

Ivy, my email is thcl777 at aol dot com. I don't know why people write it this way but I noticed that is is how people do it on Trailmix. Must be so some computer doesn't get it??? I usually don't open any email unless I know who it's coming from so put your name in the subject area.

ivygreen said...

Carol, is that "a lower case el" or a "Capital eye" or "a numeral One" in front of the sevens? Jeez, I hope you can understand my code talking? My message should come from "Ivy" so hopefully it won't be mistaken.

Carol said...

It's an L, lower case, not a 1. Who are we fooling??

Carol said...

Mag and I have to go home and put our clothes in the dryer.

ivygreen said...

Oh, but it's so fun having our own little language. That's what my twinny brothers had when they were babies...I don't remember if I comprehended them or not...I know I was often the only one who could tell them apart. I would identify them for my parents so they wouldn't spank the wrong one -- which DID happen from time-to-time. lolol

solarcrete said...

Carol, breath taking, I can see why you are spiritual. here from a post I made at tm.


Carol,

Everyone likes poems, here is one on angels.

I woke up to an empty room

No more angels watching over me.
No more demons to be held at bay
by the invocation of
an Anglicized version
of a Hellenized version
of a Hebrew name

I woke up to an empty room:

Just a room. Four walls, ceiling, floor.
Just a room. Nothing more.

I woke up to an empty room
and embraced the solid air.

I woke up to an empty room and knew myself

awake.

Chloe said...

Arms of an angel - Such a beautiful song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdgNj303ghE

Carol said...

I think your poem is sad Solar. You have angels. You just have to let them in.

Carol said...

I do love that song Chloe except when they use it with those sad abused dog pics on that commercial. I have to change the channel.

Chloe said...

Carol, I'm the same way. I can't look at anything that involved abused animals. I watch movies with all kinds of violence, which most of them have, but if there's animal abuse, I have to leave the theater until it's over.

You know Carol, I don't see that poem as sad. That third line "No more demons to be held at bay", now that's a good thing, isn't it?

When I was a kid, the devil scared me to death. Today, there is no devil in my world.

Carol said...

That is the only line that is not sad.

Well I added you guys as authors. I think they will send you an invite. Let me know if you get it.

Carol said...

I think the only devil we have is the one we make.

Carol said...

And hell is right here on earth at times.

Chloe said...

Actually, I really wanted to link that song to the Meg Ryan, Nicholas cage version (a lot more positive), but I went with the other one.

About a third of the way down, on the left is the version I liked.
http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/sarah_mclachlan/in_the_arms_of_an_angel.html

Did you see the movie?

Chloe said...

I agree with you Carol, completely, about your statement on making our own devil. But a little child that's brainwashed, doesn't know that.

Chloe said...

Thanks for the invite Carol. I'll let you know when/if it arrives. Is Ivy going to write one for us?

Carol said...

What is this about a little child that is brainwashed?

Chloe said...

Some religions, baptist (at least they used to) would tell you that if you were bad, you would go to hell and burn for eternity.

Carol said...

I hope so Chloe, I hope you all do.

Carol said...

Methodist's didn't. Whew

Chloe said...

Carol, It's really one of my rules, to never discuss religion. And I don't. I should have said as much as I just said, but I can't seem to stop talking around you. I respect your faith, and I respect all others faith. I have no interest in changing anyone's mind about anything. As a matter of fact, I prefer not to.

Chloe said...

should = shouldn't

Chloe said...

Hey Carol, I just got your invitation. As a matter of fact, I got two. Thanks.

I think I'm going to check out early tonight.

nite captain.

Carol said...

I'm still pondering it all Chloe. I don't want to change your mind at all. You have to have your own truth. Seems I read something once that reality is what you create it to be. What would you create it to be if you had the ability to do that?

I'm working on something really cool and wonderful.

Carol said...

Nite

Chloe said...

Carol, I'm still here. I want to answer your question.

I think we have already created our reality. We can change it, but if you look at your life, and everything around you, that is who you are.

So, the first thing that popped in my head, when you asked what would I create it to be, was exactly what it is now. I can accept the world as it is. And I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be, and that I'm going in the right direction.

Hope you'll share yours when you're done working on it.

Carol said...

I may not ever finish it Chloe. It will continue to evolve until I'm ready to move into it.

Carol said...

I sense a little hint of saddness in you too. Actually this has been the first time in a while that things in my life have been really good for a while. Lots of people try hard to get me down but I'm hanging on the my high for all it's worth.

Chloe said...

Kinda like your river and river house evolved, until you moved into it. You're well on your way, and a great job you've done. Isn't it amazing, when you see what you can do, when you finally realize that you're in charge.

Chloe said...

Noooo, that's not sadness Carol. I think you'd better tune up your sensors.

Carol said...

Some of it has to do with meeting interesting people that I share common interests with. I have those people I can see and touch, but don't share much in common with and then I have those I can't do either with but share much more in common. It's nice to have both.

Carol said...

I'm glad my sensor are off. Just had to ask.

Chloe said...

Carol, When I said I can 'accept' the world as it is, maybe I should have said, I 'like' it as it is.

What you should have been sensing in me, is contentment. Probably for the first time in my life. It took me a lot of years to get here, but I did it. It started as a little seed, I used to say to myself, that I'd give anything to just be content. Then one day I was.

Carol said...

That's great Chloe.

Chloe said...

Well, it's not a perfect world, but I never expected it to be. Above all else, I'm a realist. I can take the bad along with the good. What choice do we have.

Carol said...

I used to spend all my off time listening to the news, even had it on when I slept. I now can't. I wonder if not being exposed to that all the time has made life better. All the negative energy can't be good.

Chloe said...

I think you may be onto something there. I don't watch the news anymore, and I keep my car radio tuned into music now, and I have filled an ipod with my favorite assortment of music (for all moods). I get my news at TM and scanning the internet headlines, occasionally focusing in on something in particular.

Maybe that's why I've been feeling so content lately.

Ok, checking out again. nite

Carol said...

Happy book reading.

ivygreen said...

Carol,

Checking to see the status of the gremlins...they kept me from logging on this evening. They must have gone to sleep...shhh! Don't wake them.

Carol said...

Ivy I was just sure you were busy working up your ponder for tomorrow. It doesn't have to be something that will win a Nobel Peace Prize. You can start small.

Carol said...

I saw a new face on the followers list. It's one of my favorite friends from Florida. I have adopted her as a sista. I'm doing a little jig here. Watch me dance.

Carol said...

I also have another friend who is lurking around. A friend who I went to college with, taught with and went to grad school with. A friend I recently reconnected with on Facebook. I hope she will also share her ponders. Many moons have passed since we shared any ponders.

Carol said...

Synchronicity!

Chloe said...

Finding out that someone else is lurking, is scaring me Carol. I should have never talked about faith and religion.