There are days when I make discoveries. Thankfully, this occurs more often than not. Some of the things I learned today:
“The squeaky wheel gets the oil”…… is a hugely misleading piece of jargon.
Oh yes. That squeaky wheel may initially receive a bit of grease to temporarily silence the creakiness. However, ultimately, the groaning wheel is the first one to fall right off the axle and send the whole apple cart right into the ditch.
Cleaning makes you live longer.
It was on the news this morning. Soooooo….. I immediately started cleaning the refrigerator. This is not a job for the faint of heart. Things go bad in there. Real bad. But I felt the eggs deserved a better place to live.
Cleaning, in general, is imperative, from time to time. Now for me…. it is necessary more often than not. I like things ship-shape, spic-and-span…a place for everything and everything in its place. I know there are plenty of people who think it doesn’t have to be done at all….
For some, it is a pain in the caboose. For others… therapeutic. And still others… a necessity. I’ll just say that Proctor and Gamble makes a mint off me.
There are amazing creatures in our midst.
Tonight we fed our fish in the big pond. And what to my wondering eyes appeared? Bernice, the Bouncing Bass. It seems as though we have a trick fish in our farm pond. I think she believes she is a Sea World Fish or something. Ol’ Bernice the Bass skimmed on her back right across the water… waving her little fins at us. Then at the very end, she leapt from the surface, into the air, and the splash… gone from site. Like Orca. It was great. I cheered and jumped about.
I am thinking of constructing some bleachers out there… and selling tickets.
You may be surprised at how crazy-full and spectacular my day was. I truly hope yours was filled with just as many wondrous discoveries as mine. I’m so excited by the things revealed today… I will surely…. never get to sleep tonight.
“Wondering’s healthy. Broadens the mind. Opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and possibilities.”
– Charles de Lint