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wannabefree
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    Hi again dear friends. I really could do with some sleep! I have also had to concede to using antihistamines. I never used to get hay fever, but my nose is continually blocked these days, further adding to my feelings of being really tired a lot of the time now, after all, I  am approaching my 70’s now.

    How do we assess the true value of something…

    It’s a good question,  that one… After all, it is the actual value to us of something,  that will deternine how much we appreciate it…  Regardless of monetary value… That simply determines how much of something we paid, if anything at all. Something obtained on an expense account ñever becomes our property in any meaningful way… The money isn’t  ours, so neither is the item… We didn’t  actually  ‘earn’ it. It was merely,  given. We did nothing to actually take ownership of it.

    So, tomorrow we may simpy want another, maybe better  one, better than our neighbour.

    Everything is competition, where total winning is the only option. Second place is nowhere…

    How are expected to cope with people going on about our shortcomings, whilst we try to overlook theirs?  It sems to happen a lot these days.

    We can be surrounded by a heck of a lot of greed. We didn’t  have food banks fifty years ago…  Should we be proud that we have them now?

    People deliberately  avoiding paying their fair share of taxes…  I  don’t  mind people being richer than me, a mere pensioner,  but I  do resent those who take away the funding so that none of us go hungry…   People who only give to charity when it gets them a tax break…

    We can truly value something, regardless of financial number. That is merely a number on a balance sheet.  What we give of ourselves for something, will ultimately determine how much we appreciate it.  Otherwise, we could own everything, but without ever being satisfied with any of it. The billionaire who constantly craves more. No amount could ever be enough once you pass a certain point…

    A smile is totally proceless, to all who give or receive it. And yet we cannot touch it. We cannot buy or sell it, not a real honest one anyway…

    So… More ‘smile grabbing’ this week then… Sometimes a smile is gonna be the only thing we have to give, but it’s value to us, totally wipes out all other emotions…

    I occasionally fill an insulated drinks container with a favourite hot drink, and just sit on a bench, watching the world go past me. Just sitting out in the sunshine somewhere.

    Try a park bench, and just soak up the atmosphere around… Sounds… They are all around us, all of the time. Just listen to everything this week… everything and anything…

    I love music… I play keyboards… Yet cannot read music notation… Or write it for that matter…  It is just dots and lines… But what about playing by ear? An art that takes an absolute lifetime to master…

    Just enjoy… simply enjoy…

    Until next week then, dear friends… Friday 21/06/24, same sort of time 6pm uk time, right here, and let’s  continue to try and make some sort of sense, of a very imperfect world.

    Wannabe