Dangers in Distraction

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Crystal blue shards
Rain down from above
The sky is falling
An open eye
fills the void

There is a world
lost
In the cracks of pavement
The people
Speak of giants
Not knowing the giants
Are little people
With giants of their own


A perfect
sphere
 Rolls
Downhill
Levitating
an inch off
  the ground
Repelled
  By unearthly
  forces °•.
 


A man, fifty feet tall
Shaped like a hornet’s nest
Terrorises my local park
His thunderous footsteps
Startle children and parents alike
We offer honey-soaked sacrifices
But this only complicates matters
A fifty-foot tall Winnie the pooh appears


Mooneyham and Schooler summarized five potential functions daydreaming serves: future thinking, creative thinking, attentional cycling, dishabituation and relief from boredom.


In the World you have
The spoils of wars
In the kitchen we have
The war of spoils
 

Leaves fall like stones
hail storms flare
Autumn sounds of war


I want to wear glasses
So I can look
Down my nose at things


I make a call
Crossed lines
I overhear two FBI agents
Discussing my browser history

Weekly Theme:
Daydreams / Random Thoughts

Bits and pieces that caught in my mind this week without rhyme or reason


19 thoughts on “Dangers in Distraction

  1. “There is a world
    lost
    In the cracks of pavement
    The people
    Speak of giants
    Not knowing the giants
    Are little people
    With giants of their own”

    “A man, fifty feet tall
    Shaped like a hornet’s nest
    Terrorises my local park
    His thunderous footsteps
    Startle children and parents alike
    We offer honey-soaked sacrifices
    But this only complicates matters
    A fifty-foot tall Winnie the pooh appears…”

    These 2 little stories are my favourite Mouse, a mixture of the thought provoking; funny and ridiculous! 🤔🤔😁😁👍👍😂😂

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  2. I think my daydreams are much less startling than yours!! I do agree that allowing the mind to wander a bit tills the ground and brings forth a crop of creativity… Something all poets and story tellers need to remember!

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  3. This is a great post, Mouse; I read it twice! I, too, love that one about the cracks in the pavement. Love the Lewis Carroll quote, too. Oh, and the war of spoils. I daydream all the time, and do a lot of out-the-window staring. Sometimes my husband I (usually late nights) sort of daydream together making up ‘what if’ stories. I could really relate to this collection of random thoughts.

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    1. Thank you.
      I did cram a bit into a single post.
      I love the idea of daydreaming together. I’m jealous. My wife is a planner and a realist. Rarely does she indulge my nonsense 🤣

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    1. That could definitely work.
      I’ve wanted to get into the more visual side of my work but never find the time, or a solid idea.
      Mouse

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