“Drag your thoughts away from your troubles...”

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“…by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” Mark Twain, as presented by my Blog-Granddaughter.

Danger Bay E. Side of Road © 2007 Jay Merton

What has that to do with this post?

As some of you may have noticed, my imagination frequently gets the better of me—which is precisely why I so missed writing the old Codger’s “Cyber series” of posts from “our corner of Cyberspace!” I’ve heard myself described by well-meaning, but imagination-bereft individuals as a touch addle-brained.

What those folks don’t understand, and I only recently came to understand, is imagination-based flights of fantasy are very therapeutic in these times we’re living through. Engaging my imagination—and then writing about it is my way of dragging my thoughts away from my troubles, and when I return to reality, I am refreshed and ready to deal with it.

Earlier this morning, Boomer came to my home (he & Teresa have a house guest and we feared our repartee would awaken her), to work on this post—he had no idea what he was in for:

“Why don’t you go out on the porch,” I said to Boomer, “and get me the official St. Paul temperature for this morning’s post.”

“But ‘Pruett’s” is on my porch,” he protested.

“Doesn’t matter,” I replied, “I bought a thermometer from the hardware store yesterday and mounted it on the porch.”

“Okay,” he said as he went out the door, and then exclaimed “Jay! What have you done?

Just then…Continued:

 

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Rainer
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Lysa Napolitano
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Where is everyone? I thought for sure there would be the usual comments by the time I got to the office and that was almost 3 hours ago....  Great lead in Jay!
Aug 09, 2007 03:14 AM #1
Rainer
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Lysa: I have no idea.

Jay

Aug 09, 2007 04:31 AM #2
Rainer
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Lysa: I found them! They're at "Our St. Paul!"

Jay

Aug 09, 2007 07:01 AM #3
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hey Jay & Jack!  That was a fun trip to see what's out the door!  I really love the new graphic up on this post - beautiful and colorful!

Ann

Aug 09, 2007 09:07 AM #4
Rainer
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Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers
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Ann: Thank you.

Jay 

Aug 09, 2007 12:09 PM #5
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Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV
Blog Granddaughter, late checking in.  (Sorry!)  I love the way you choose to pull yourself away from your troubles.  It helps all the rest of us ignore ours for a while, too.  :o)
Aug 14, 2007 10:14 PM #6
Rainer
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Hi Sarah! It is fun and theraputic to pull away from one’s trouble for a time—as long as its to gain perspective—not to avoid the troubles altogether. I find that visiting the little people in my head (and computer) refreshing, and upon return I’m ready to engage.

Jay
Aug 14, 2007 10:35 PM #7
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