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View [vyoo]

noun
  1. an instance of seeing or beholding; visual inspection.
  2. sight; vision.
  3. range of sight or vision    online definition from dictionary.com 

 

“The forest stretched on seemingly forever with the most monotonous predictability, each tree just like the next – trunk, branches, leaves; trunk, branches, leaves. Of course a tree would have taken a different view of the matter. We all tend to see the way others are alike and how we differ, and it’s probably just as well we do, since that prevents a great deal of confusion. But perhaps we should remind ourselves from time to time that ours is a very partial view, and that the world is full of a great deal more variety than we ever manage to take in.”
― Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

“Always be thankful for the little things… even the smallest mountains can hide the most breathtaking views!”
― Nyki Mack

“If you want to change yourself, you have to change your point of view.”
― Nina Hrusa

“You don’t get to a place by constantly moving, even if your journey is only one of sitting still and waiting. Every once in a while you have to stop in your tracks and admire the view, a small cloud and a tree outside your window. You have to see what you did not see before. And then you have to sleep.”
― Rachel Joyce, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

 

Maintaining the best possible mental attitude along my life journey is the best thing I can do for me and everyone around me. That should be obvious, but it requires mental and emotional energy. On some days it seems easier than others to pay that energy requirement, and vigilance is crucial to keeping myself from moving into the “red” emotionally.

In order to stay prosperous in the emotional bank account, I have learned to stay away from toxic people and toxic situations when I have that choice. I work to be at peace with all people whenever possible; but when that formula is not viable, I get away from them. My view of life is my choice.  I choose to think the best thoughts and take in the best view for my life.  KC ’18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breathe

Take a breath! Walk slowly through a park with fragrant, spring flowers. Go to a library or bookstore and pick a random book to flip through. Stare at the sky and admire the shapes of clouds. Drive past houses and pick out features that you like. Purposefully slow yourself down and allow yourself to breathe. Life is alive with color, personality, tenacity, flavor, and hope. Moments of hope keep the heart beating. Everything is not terrible. Everything is not frantic. Everything is not falling apart.  Today is the first day of the rest of your amazing life.

 

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The idea of spallation of the heart

I was reading through a physics book one night and came across the word “spallation.” Ha! I am married to a rocket scientist (truly) and he never mentioned this process to me. I began to read more on this subject and the result of that reading is the poem below. Survive is very personal to me and for me. In so many ways, words have been used against me to discredit things that I have, or have not done, and frankly… well, negative people will almost always be negative even if they are smiling when they say it. I choose light! It is the best way to walk without falling. KC.

Spallation is a process in which fragments of material (spall) are ejected from a body due to impact or stress (Wikipedia).

Google defines Spallation

spall·a·tion
spôˈlāSHən/
noun
noun: spallation
  1. 1.
    Physics
    the breakup of a bombarded nucleus into several parts.
  2. 2.
    Geology
    separation of fragments from the surface of a rock, especially by interaction with a compression wave.
Survive ~ Kim Cline2018
Talking of things you know not of
Using the expression “On the tip of the tongue”
Reality is captured
Like a caged, wild animal is contained but not tamed
Words used to express one’s superiority over another
Become the augmentation of air—whereas
Words hit their mark resulting
In spallation of the heart gain a critical advantage
Increasing power over the wild creature contained
But when the wild is loosed from its box
The power paradigm shifts
Overtakes and strips bare the contrived
Without a sword
Without a whim
Sheer will to express the deeply ingrained intuition
Survive