The Wonderful World of Your Imagination

The Wonderful World of Your Imagination

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Since: Feb 07

Newington, CT

#1 Apr 6, 2007
Howdy! I normally roam around on the other threads and I ocassionally from time to time come here to visit the wonderful world of Offbeat.

When I would visit from time to time, I found a neat thread called "Room of Imagination". However, it seems to be inacitve as of late, so I thought I might try restarting it again under a different title.

The only ground rules are this: There really is no ground rules. Just common sense should apply. I'm not really sure where this thread is going to head to, but let's all enjoy the ride.

So I will get the ball rolling thusly: I spent the entire day today wishing it was finally spring. The day was mostly cloudy, windy and cold; the trees and grass were brown; and my spirit was grumpy. When it's springtime in CT, everything is fantastic. I live next to a mountain in my town, and in the spring the mountain is one solid and wonderful canopy of green. Where I live, you really can't hear the surronding communities, so the silence can be overwhelming. Sitting in my back yard, surround by trees, you can really hear everything that's going on in the mountain. You can feel the mountain breeze and all the birds chirping.

To be continued on the next post.

Since: Feb 07

Newington, CT

#2 Apr 6, 2007
Continued from the previous post:

By the side of my house runs a dead end road. It's a wonderful road to walk on. On a typical weekend, you can see parents taking their children for a stroll; people walking their dogs; people walking in general. It can be tremendously uplifting.

As you walk up the road, you can catch the gentle mountain breeze as the road gets narrower. At the dead end (which is really a road barrier) you can see the road for about a mile, overgrown with trees, flowers and other assorted plant life. Once you start walking through that, you can become completely lost and insulated from the outside world.

Without a doubt, taking those kinds of walks really helped me keep things together for 2006, when it seemed that the various parts of my world came crashing down at the same time.

I still take those kinds of walks to this day. And it really helps me with my writing as it lets my imagination soar to unlimited heights.

Please feel free to add your favorite thoughts, places you would like to be, or things you like to do that helps you relax.

“Our Grand daughter”

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Since: Sep 06

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#3 Apr 6, 2007
George, it sounds a lot like my home now. We moved from cars going in and out at all hours of the night. Doors slamming, yelling, some screams, dope being transferred from one person to another...
Our break came a month ago and we were able to move from hell to absolute heaven.
I can look out the window here and see blooming dogwood trees, standing tall and beautiful, gentally blowing in the wind. The poplar trees are sprouting leaves and the pines have little tassels all over them, marking a new beginning.
There is a babbling brook a few hundred yards from my back door and the deer, racoons, and all other wildlife get their fresh water there and it is so serene.
The kids walked to the creek today and with work it can become a beautiful place for them to spend their summer. The cool spring water running along the little rocks in the middle of nowhere. They want to build a little bridge and plant ferns, hoping to get a red fern to grow...
Our home is so quiet and peaceful, no one beating on the door at all hours of the day or night to borrow something or ask for a ride. We can sit outside on the deck and not a single voice do we hear, except our own. Country life is for me and now I wonder how we stood the trailer park life for all those years...my home, my peace and quiet, finally!(next)

“Our Grand daughter”

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#4 Apr 6, 2007
Is this the thread you were talking of??

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T3OUU1O...

Since: Feb 07

Newington, CT

#5 Apr 7, 2007
Mommy of four wrote:
Is this the thread you were talking of??
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T3OUU1O...
No, it was actually called "Rooms of Imagination". Its where a few stories were being written before I went on mini-vacation. And where you answered a question about the Smurfs for me.

The other thread sounds interesting as well, though.

“100% Princess”

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Since: Jan 07

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#6 Apr 9, 2007
As nutty as this sounds, work is very relaxing to me. One day I was a young wife and mother and needed to mop my floor. The mop broke. So, I started to mop on my hands and knees. You know, you can take a lot of aggression out on a sponge and a kitchen floor. When I get pretty stressed, I mop my floors. The automatic action of mopping is relaxing in its monotomy and you can let your mind wander to where ever or what ever you need to. Family problems, work problems,
things that I need to figure out seem to be easier if I have something to occupy my hands. Yeth, I know--pretty lame, but it works for me.

“Our Grand daughter”

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#7 Apr 9, 2007
George Miller Jr wrote:
<quoted text> No, it was actually called "Rooms of Imagination". Its where a few stories were being written before I went on mini-vacation. And where you answered a question about the Smurfs for me.
The other thread sounds interesting as well, though.
I searched and searched and couldn't find the thread you were looking for. Sandy began it.
Strawberry

Russell, PA

#8 Apr 9, 2007
Well I think housework is relaxing too, but for a different reason than Hitesrunprincess.It keeps me focused on the cleaning and not about worries.I find it difficult to walk and chew gum at the same time.I simply cannot multi-task.I need to stay focused on one thing at a time. We own 10 acres with a pond,but it is next to a u.s bypass,so noisy,but also next to a dead end road,which many people use to walk with their families,alone, or with their dogs. Continued.....
Strawberry

Russell, PA

#9 Apr 9, 2007
It is also an 'island' situated in the middle of a populated area.So we have a short drive to many stores.Around the pond and by our home we have placed 10 bluebird boxes. We have been graced with seeing bluebirds and learning about their habits.For 4 years I have kept a detailed record log of which box they tend to use,when they build their nest,(have a pair now checking out a box)How many eggs in each,when they are hatched,and how many leave the nest. cont..............
Strawberry

Russell, PA

#10 Apr 9, 2007
Sadly,they are greatly preyed upon by sparrows and no matter how hard you try it is difficult to keep them from destroying either the eggs or the babies,but we keep trying new techniques.We have had 48 fledglings in the last 3 yrs. They are friendly to humans and don't mind when you open the lid and look at the babies.We throw crickets down and they come and eat.Watching nature in this way lessons my anxiety about the world.

“100% Princess”

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Since: Jan 07

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#11 Apr 10, 2007
Hummingbirds are also very relaxing. We feed the hummingbirds in the summer and watching them zip around is very relaxing.

Since: Feb 07

Newington, CT

#12 Apr 10, 2007
Mommy of four wrote:
<quoted text>I searched and searched and couldn't find the thread you were looking for. Sandy began it.
sorry you couldn't find it. it was a pretty good thread.

Since: Feb 07

Newington, CT

#13 Apr 10, 2007
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
Hummingbirds are also very relaxing. We feed the hummingbirds in the summer and watching them zip around is very relaxing.
hey, we have a pond, where the ducks have seemed to make a home.

just posting on my threads. nowhere else. i'm starting to calm down a bit though.

“Here & Now”

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Since: Dec 06

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#14 Apr 10, 2007
George Miller Jr wrote:
<quoted text>hey, we have a pond, where the ducks have seemed to make a home.
just posting on my threads. nowhere else. i'm starting to calm down a bit though.
George, I hope that "Room of Imagination' is the right one you looked for, just brought it back here.

WHY, are you saying "I'm settling down now' What's wrong?
Did anyone upset you?

Sincerely hope NOT.[Excuse me, if it isn't my business, don't reply]

You did a wonderful job on the short story, absolutely brilliant.
Sincere thanks for so kindly sharing it here.

YOU are higly appreciated ... not to mention, very well liked here.
Strawberry

Russell, PA

#15 Apr 10, 2007
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
Hummingbirds are also very relaxing. We feed the hummingbirds in the summer and watching them zip around is very relaxing.
We have hummingbirds too. I once had the rare opportunity to hold one in my hands because I found it in my garage walking along the windowsill pecking at the window.I went over and gently placed my hands around it.I don't know how long he had been doing that,but he seemed very tired.So he sat in my hand for several seconds and then flew off.They seem even tinier when you hold them.I was thrilled at this rare opportunity.
Strawberry

Russell, PA

#16 Apr 10, 2007
George Miller Jr wrote:
<quoted text>hey, we have a pond, where the ducks have seemed to make a home.
just posting on my threads. nowhere else. i'm starting to calm down a bit though.
This thread so far is just a safe place to talk about normal everyday things.I'm glad you are calming down now.Do you have geese in your pond? We had geese babies in ours last year,and they are really cute,however,they cannot fly until they are as big as their parents,so by the time they all grow up they don't want to leave even after they can fly,and the problem is their doo doo is as big as a dogs!And I don't like my grandchild to play in the sand if it's filled with goose doo doo.It's unhealthy.So sadly,we can no longer allow this to happen.

“Here & Now”

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Since: Dec 06

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#17 Apr 10, 2007
Strawberry wrote:
<quoted text>We have hummingbirds too. I once had the rare opportunity to hold one in my hands because I found it in my garage walking along the windowsill pecking at the window.I went over and gently placed my hands around it.I don't know how long he had been doing that,but he seemed very tired.So he sat in my hand for several seconds and then flew off.They seem even tinier when you hold them.I was thrilled at this rare opportunity.
Well, you are privileged "Strawberry' that is indeed, a rare opportunity, usually little birds are very frightened when that close o the human, and you can fel the little heart, beating so fast.

These are things to remember with a special joy..
Two years ago I was driving along a very rural road, a Spring mild misty day with weak sunlight in between, then came a full rainbow,
all the colours very vivid; the strange and wonderful thing was it came right DOWN to the ground in front of me, touching he grass margin. I stopped the car, got out and stayed there for a while, looking at it in awe...

How many ever saw the end of the rainbow! I thought and felt honoured... but although there was no pot of gold at the rainbows end, it left a golden memory with me and that is something I'll always treasure ...

Since: Feb 07

Newington, CT

#18 Apr 10, 2007
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
George, I hope that "Room of Imagination' is the right one you looked for, just brought it back here.
WHY, are you saying "I'm settling down now' What's wrong?
Did anyone upset you?
Sincerely hope NOT.[Excuse me, if it isn't my business, don't reply]
You did a wonderful job on the short story, absolutely brilliant.
Sincere thanks for so kindly sharing it here.
YOU are higly appreciated ... not to mention, very well liked here.
Actually yeah. If you go to a thread called Chat Room Rage, I explained it pretty well. So in a nutshell, basically what I'm doing is just posting on the three threads I created for the time being. I'm suffering from severe burn out. Most of my friends here were able to tell I wasn't quite right, so I'm on a mini hiatus, so to speak.

Again, thank you for the compliments on the short story. I've been told by numerous people that I am very appreciated and well liked, and I give them a big thank you for the compliments.

I'm hoping to recoup for a few weeks at least, before I tackle my threads (20 at last count) again.

Since: Feb 07

Newington, CT

#19 Apr 10, 2007
Strawberry wrote:
<quoted text>This thread so far is just a safe place to talk about normal everyday things.I'm glad you are calming down now.Do you have geese in your pond? We had geese babies in ours last year,and they are really cute,however,they cannot fly until they are as big as their parents,so by the time they all grow up they don't want to leave even after they can fly,and the problem is their doo doo is as big as a dogs!And I don't like my grandchild to play in the sand if it's filled with goose doo doo.It's unhealthy.So sadly,we can no longer allow this to happen.
I'm glad you find this a safe thread. I think I designed it with that in mind.

No, haven't seen any geese. just ducks and an occasional frog or two.

“Here & Now”

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Since: Dec 06

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#20 Apr 10, 2007
George,
I am so sorry to hear all that...
Try not to take any notice, I don't see why you should confine yourself to a FEW threads, of course, you are free to do as you wish,
but, although you may have got 'stick' over there, you will find a very
fair attitude around here ... a good balance, added to that, an
empathy you don't see too often on other forums ...

People, in general, are good here and always willing to listen and help ...

Don't allow yourself to be upset, we don't want that fine talent knocked out of gear...

Stick around, your amongst friends here, George ...

Hold on! and I'll fill you a cool Guinness ...

or if you require something more gentle, El always has the kettle on ...

KEEP in touch

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