Present & Presence

I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.

G.K. Chesterton


The enviable ability
To shut down the world
And leave only the necessary in view

Mind Wandering Is A Signal Of Potential ADHD

Naani: ADHD signals crossed

If this was the case
With a boring job or spouse
Could be in trouble

Smile for a Smile

Of course I was sad
It was a funeral
But as I looked into the casket
At Nana in her eternal sleep
I noticed the moles and mole hair
Made to form a classic winking smiley
I considered it a clear sign
From beyond the grave

Scientists Don't Agree On Whether ADHD Can Be Found In Brain Structure

I guess that’s why
The word MAY
Is so prevalent
In ‘scientific texts’
Regarding ADHD

Their indecisiveness
MAY be a clear sign
Of their own ADHD

Naani: Found in Structure

What is of the mind
Through layers and folds
Is hard to find
As no two paths are alike

Weekly Theme:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month

22 thoughts on “Present & Presence

    1. Haha 😆 the secret sign that make one want to ponder what is it that she’s trying to say🤔 I’ve found myself asking that Question at funerals as they typically have a certain look on their face

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      1. They do have a special way if tarting up the remains. I’m curious if the family ask for it or the funeral staff have quirky taste in regards to cosmetics.

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  1. And after all the other posts I was skeptical that there was much left to be said on the topic – I was wrong!! The Naani was spot on and the poem “A Smile for a Smile” was so very good!

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  2. One of my sons has ADHD. When the paediatrician first diagnosed him, he said the real test wasn’t checklists, it was medication. If the medication works, it’s ADHD, because the medication has a paradoxical effect in ADHD of calming the person down even though it’s an upper. So there is an underlying physical cause, but it may not be chemical rather than structural.
    And the reason scientists use “may” and other hedges is because the underlying nature of science, what distinguishes it from religion and mathematics, is falsifiability. There is no proof in science, and no real scientist will ever claim to have proved something, only that it MAY be true because it is supported by evidence. And if they (we) are really, really, really confident, then we’ll say “likely”.

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    1. That’s a fascinating approach to medication. I didn’t know that.

      By that logic of indecisiveness there is no such thing as law only theory.
      Not really a confidence builder regarding the convictions of scientists 🤣

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      1. Exactly – there are really only theories and models in science (even things called laws are still only provisionally accepted). 🙂 But that’s what makes it powerful – certainty is the enemy of learning. If you think you know, you don’t have to keep looking. I’d call it uncertainty rather than indecisiveness though.

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