Thankful. Each. Successive Day. TToT Time.

24 hrs. I did not open the laptop since yesterday morning early. Wasn’t in me. I was am, in escape mode. (hey Lizzi! you know what I’m talkin’ about). And so, you might say I’ve got some hypo gratitudes amidst the self-indulgence (or is it more a restorative process?). Do they need to be named or identified? Naah. To do so gives them more life than they deserve. Let them starve. We’re all gathered here today (and the rest of the weekend) to enjoy the offerings of those writers who participte in the weekly hop known across time as The Ten Things of Thankful. Originally created and hosted by our friend, in the truest sense of the word, Lizzi Lewis,  its stewardship has more recently been under that of the famous wordsmithstress Josie Two Shoes. Thank you Josie for transitioning this hop.

You know, I don’t go on the FB much anymore. Every day or 2 or 3 I’ll open ‘er up. I was thinking of Michelle Liew last week. Was it fortuitous that this morning was one of those days I went on the FB? Oh yeah. Because today is Michelle’s birthday, even though her day is practically over at this writing (she lives in the future you know lol). Which is the roundabout way I came upon the reprint below. It came up in my FB feed in one of those ‘hey, look what you used to do” taunts. (no, really. not in one of those moods)

Today is about the thankfuls. The reprint? It represent all kinds of TFs. The least of which is an example of writing as if I didn’t have a care in the world, which in 2012, I surely did. And yet, it shows me that it is within my power to excel in spite of circumstance. It reminds me that all is relative. It reminds me that I am more than I could have thought I was.

Life. Music. Creativity. Choice. Good health. Friendship. Love. Family. Safety. Technology. Enjoy the vintage Girlie. I included the comments because, well, they still make me smile.

Edge remnants and such…

I have a coupla posts about the Cat.  So what?  Of mice and men, cats and magic….there but for the grace of the Cat go I.  Timelines?  Did someone mention timelines? What?  That was “timeframe”?  I see.

I’m thinkin’ I have one more post about the Cat here.  I mean, who doesn’t have a “Trilogy”?  Back to the Future, The Matrix…The Godfather.  Besides, you know what they say about trilogies.  OK, the number 3 at least…. “it happens in 3’s, they go in 3’s, 3rd times a charm”, etc.

All of us can easily conjure up on the giant screen inside our brains, famous movie  trilogies. Or recollect fondly? from our formative years the various religious references involving trilogies -Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Taoist Trilogy, the theory of clarks, scotts, rogers.…  Aren’t there 3 major food groups?  And what about the I, IV, V?  Huh? Huh?!  Triads, whether they be religious, criminal, physical or musical in nature, are significant.

Life is a triad. Can we call it a Trilogy?  There are 3 “events”: we’re born, have a “life” and  we die.  3 components that are linked and intertwined, in my humble opinion, in an Escher kind of way.  There is no starting point A that immediately and linearly produces the B that ends with the flatline C.  As a clarklike female, I prefer to think of life more like a Mobius strip and my existence as simple “configuration space”.   I know what you’re thinkin’ about now….”any minute Girlie’s gonna go off on a Pythagorean rant with a side dish of discourse regarding the importance of adhering to proper Euclidian etiquette when in the company of  well to do, hypontenustic people. LOL

……don’t worry.  I’m better now.  Sometimes when we freefloat, ponder the past, search the present or plan for the future we find ourselves veering off into all sorts of uncharted territory – landscapes morphed by memory, the litter of lingering feelings strewn along the roadsides… it’s easy to miss the paw prints.  But if we are lucky, like little Jamaal, we’ll have a shoulder upon which to perch for however brief the moment, and the world will open up again to life lessons and the Cat….

9 thoughts on “Edge remnants and such…”

  1. clarkscottroger

    Need I point out that the biped in your photo is dressed in a cat.5 Tee Shirt? Sort of a Piltdown of Doctrine Fashion


    1. Indeed he is. Astute eye sir!
      I myself am in possession of a cat.5 tee shirt. It would be considered vintage today. It is still wearable and dare I say still in fashion. It resides in a drawer directly underneath my new Wakefield Doctrine tee shirt. And what a coincidence! Both are of a black and white design. (sigh)


    1. Well my dear. Glad you asked and in the absence of Clark and Roger and even the Lunchbox, I shall respond to your query. They, of course, are always welcome to supplimentate. (my homage to rogerian expressions today. lol)
      The shirts were commissioned in honor, in deference to the feline, Arthur…deistically known as “the Cat”.
      Gentlemen? Anything to add?


  2. FUCK!!! KA! KA! *

    (*standing in for Lunchbox Lennie)


    The expression at the time was, ‘he was a cat and a half’, which was to pay homage to the feline form of ‘Arthur’ the cat pictured in these last few Posts.

    Just a little more lingusitic silliness from those mental institution outmates down at Treasure Rd!!

    (linguistics YEAH I got ya lingustics!!! )



  3. There is no ‘in’ or ‘out’ for the mentally hamstrung. It is a frame of existence that you bring with you everywhere, and a damned good thing too. How tedious this would all be without an alternate reality or two in your back pocket.




  1. Josie Two Shoes · May 20, 2017

    What a delightful post and accompanying set of comments in the true spirit of TToT! I am always thankful for good memories and reasons to smile. Sometimes we need to wander back to reconnect with what we know is true about ourselves and life, it’s not that we were that, but that we still are, hiding there in the dormant recesses of our brain, a tiny spark of longing in our hearts to reclaim all that is good and hopeful in life. I have found that even in the worst of times, and I have known the darkest, one reminder can trigger a reconnection to spirit which will propel us back into the land of the living. I love the Cat.5 concept, and your reflections on the trilogy of life as well. Thank you for the deep thoughts and the sincere sharing for TToT which has my mind firing on all synapses now! Blessings and more brightness to you in the week ahead.


  2. Clark Scottroger · May 21, 2017

    first comment:

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  3. Clark Scottroger · May 21, 2017

    god, I love that scene…
    good post and flashback
    (while we wait for your readers to pick up the scattered cranial fragments)…. It’s interesting to read a post ‘of the day’. Still resonates and now, like any rigorous experimental protocol, i.e. rogerian approach, there is empirical data for proper evaluation…. wait, no, no there is not.

    Consider your initial response to that last sentence. The last phrase should truncate the ‘yeah a hell of a lot of improvement!’ The thing we like people usually overlook is that fact of personal perspective. (A roger would measure change relative to the Herd, a scott…well they pretty much wouldn’t bother… unless pressed, then they be all, ‘well you’re still here, right? watcha complainin ’bout?!?! Hey! but clarks miss the one true perspective because we so used to trying to see ourselves through the reflected eyes of another, one of the real people we know fill the world.
    As time passes, it is not the character of the world around us that gives measure to our lifes, rather it is our capacity to appreciate ourselves as that single point along the continuum of change.
    ya know?
    the rest, you need to look to the three storing theory for additional insight


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · May 21, 2017

      lol. Me too.
      Thank you.
      I don’t do the that – read old posts. This one however, caught my eye. [mine is not to question :)]
      No. There isn’t.
      I know. In the deepest sense and yet…it is a more difficult task than anyone (other than a clark) could appreciate. Which doesn’t really matter.
      The 3 string theory is a helpful tool in a way that, if I remember to use it, never ceases to reveal something of the nature of my self. Not always the “good” things yet that which goes towards the “understanding”. Invariably, difficult to express verbally.


  4. valj2750 · May 21, 2017

    I think sometimes, when we read back in our lives we find lots of what is still present and lots of what is not in our psyches. I’m sure you still muse and freefloat – (once a Clark) – and it’s nice to look back and see where your mind was meandering on that specific day five years ago in history. Have a good week, Denise.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · May 21, 2017

      Hopefully so. I can’t say that I don’t Val, but not like I did in my younger days. If there are musings (of the past), it is to search for the lessons. Identify that which explains the past but be mindful it’s more about the challenge to find the lessons in the here and now. To live presently without the heavy hand of the past quashing what has transpired since.
      Thank you. You have a good week to Grandma! 😀

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  5. Pat B · May 21, 2017

    “Life is a triad,” speaks a lot truth to me. You have shared some great examples of it in your post of yesteryear.
    I’ve gone back and looked at previous journal entries. It can be an interesting journey.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · May 21, 2017

      Thanks Pat.
      You’re right about that. I’ve done the same thing. Sometimes I wonder if I should just delete it all.


  6. messymimi · May 22, 2017

    Sometimes i think about deleting past morning pages or journal entries, but i realize it doesn’t change the past, you just have to make peace with it.

    Love is about the best thankful there is, at least most of the time. Every once in a while, it might be dessert.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · May 23, 2017

      No, it doesn’t, true and I agree with you about making peace with the past…but I can’t help wonder what it would feel like. To shred the paper, delete the files.


  7. Sageleaf · May 27, 2017

    Ack! I didn’t see this last week when it came out. Makes me think I need a better system of communications. Dang it. lol
    Anyways, the Facebook. You know, yeah…on the one hand I still do check it daily. Sometimes several times. But only briefly. I’m trying to cut back on that. I sometimes despise it so much for how it makes me feel. But sometimes I love it because of how I can stay connected with so many wonderful people.
    Birthday wishes to Michelle and hugs to Lizzi! Alas, I don’t think she’s on FB anymore, sniff sniff. I got a notification that her account had been deactivated. 😦 I’d better go check on some Considerings. 🙂
    Sending you hugs, sweet friend! Thank you for the awesome post, as always. ❤


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · May 31, 2017

      Ditto as to your comment Ms. Sageleaf! I thought I had checked all but alas, it appears I have not been back to my own damn blog since at least May 26! Thank you, as always, for stopping by and leaving your mark. Doesn’t matter if it’s 7 days after the fact or 70 🙂
      It is definately a vehicle by which to keep up with folks…if you can keep up with folks lol
      Lizzi. You know, I have been thinking of her a lot lately and have procrastinated sending her a private message on FB. Now it sounds as if it is too late! I will do the same and visit her at Considerings.
      Hugs to you also mi amiga and as always, you are welcome. (Being emoji illiterate, please insert one of those heart thingies right before this sentence.)
      Hope to talk with you soon!


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