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Wordless Wednesday…When Left Alone in the Car

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Wordless Wednesday…When Left Alone in the Car


Arthur Fletcher was right when he said A mind is a terrible thing to waste. I would add…So is the imagination. 


What do you see below?**


The other day while I waited in the car for Larry, I’d placed my sunglasses on a bracket that holds a portable GPS. My mind wandered and it reminded me of The Scream by Edvard Munch


Left alone in the car, the airport, at home, or wherever, I’ve never been bored. As long as there is something to look at, my imagination takes me to many strange and interesting places. 


How is your imagination? Can you see what I see in the wood below? This plank of wood is on the boardwalk at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach, FL.

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.
Dr. Seuss


The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau


You're only given a little spark of madness.
You mustn't lose it.

Robin Williams

**(Full disclosure, I used to administer the Rorschach Inkblot tests)


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - there's something special about Dr. Seuss.  This quote says a lot to me.  

Jan 24, 2024 05:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs i agree!!! You need whimsy and nonsense in your life!!!!

Jan 24, 2024 08:56 AM
Michael Jacobs

You're so right.  

Jan 24, 2024 09:10 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Good morning and I agree with Michael Jacobs about Dr. Seuss. His perspective on life is continual food for thought.  Interesting you administered the ink blot assessment.

Jan 24, 2024 06:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith many years ago!!!!  It was an interesting way of looking at people. 

Jan 24, 2024 12:53 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Those who see things that are difficult to see...they are the real intelligent people.

Jan 24, 2024 06:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I've admired those who can think outside the box. 

Jan 24, 2024 12:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Are you stating that as fact? I can find faces in all sorts of things!

Jan 28, 2024 08:27 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Our surroundings do have the power to spark creativity and transport our minds to intriguing realms. I see where that wood plank has taken you!

Jan 24, 2024 07:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 When we took visitors to the Nature Preserve in FL, it was interesting seeing who could see it. Most could...with some it took a bit more time. 

Jan 24, 2024 12:55 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Ever since I was young I have loved looking at the clouds and seeing what shapes materialize and transform in front of you. I believe because of this when out for a walk i see things around me to fascinate and intrigue me, or just simply to enjoy. An active imagination is a wonderful thing to own.

Jan 24, 2024 08:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I did the same thing!  When we drove to the beach, I remember sitting in the back seat staring out at the clouds. Being able to see those unusual things on our walks makes them even more enjoyable. 

Jan 24, 2024 12:57 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

My wife now chooses patterns more closely than ever before.  I endlessly point out weird little items in a pattern that are hidden within what is obvious.  m

Jan 24, 2024 08:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  I'll bet you were excellent at those pictures that ask you to stare at them and find some object!!!1

Jan 24, 2024 12:59 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and thank you for sharing the quotes in your blog today.  Make it a great day!

Jan 24, 2024 08:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm enjoy catching up from your trip. 

Jan 24, 2024 01:00 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selections.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jan 24, 2024 10:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Roy Kelley Please tell Chef Dolores hello. 

Jan 24, 2024 01:00 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy when I look at the wood plank I see several possible images, but the main one that keeps on popping out to me is an elephant.

Jan 24, 2024 02:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The image on the wood reminds me of a lion.  I have a family member that has posted a similar image.

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Jan 24, 2024 09:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Having a good vision and great imagination, we can see a lot more than the average slug.... now with that said I loved both of your illustrations, not counting the quotes, Endre

Jan 24, 2024 10:58 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am never bored in my car since I can watch movies, play video games, or surf the web, haha.  I have not tried accessing ActiveRain from my car, but perhaps I should, haha.

Jan 25, 2024 04:49 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I loved the sunglasses photo - it looks to me like what I would get if I put sunglasses on my black standard poodle.  Loved the quotes - particularly Robin Williams 

Jan 25, 2024 06:05 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I love both photos. I see the scream, but also a woman with red lipstick. Definitely see a lion in the wood.

Jan 25, 2024 11:43 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib,  You are describing one of my very favorite words, pareidolia.

Here is my simple post from ten years ago.

Jan 28, 2024 08:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Where would we be without the ability to imagine, and some are far better at this than others. I love listening to and watching our grandkids and what they imagine and create - I hope that never changes for them.

I like all the quotes you shared but especially the one from Dr. Seuss.

That top photo IS like The Scream, which is pretty imaginative itself! And I immediately saw a lion in that wood plank.


Jan 28, 2024 02:56 PM