|A photograph of a Massachusetts Bible Society colporteur from the MBS archives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The answer is simple. What do you do when you can't focus? You ramble. Of course--why not? Sometimes you just want to sit back and flip through the channels and not watch anything in particular. Not me, but you. Okay--me too. I'll admit it. There are just those times when I can't seem to focus and my mind is everywhere but in the here and now.
In a Hurry
On my desk I have a Random House dictionary and a Bible in a small stack of books. Both of these books are similar in color and size. One recent Sunday morning I was heading off to church and--you guessed it--I grabbed the dictionary instead of the Bible. During church I wasn't able to keep up with the Bible references in the pastor's sermon, but I did learn five new vocabulary words.
I was thinking about preparing all of my blog posts including A to Z posts for the next 5 years. Oh, great! Now I'll never get any writing done. If I kept doing this though and scheduled everything far in advance, I could die and no one would even notice I was gone. Of course I wouldn't be commenting or responding to comments, but maybe everyone would just assume I had become senile and rude. I guess it would look kind of suspicious though. Would you keep reading and commenting?
The Covered Bridge in Philippi, West Virginia was built in 1852. I used to drive through it now and then when I would travel that part of the country. I'm not sure why I suddenly thought of this, but isn't it strange how random thoughts will enter your head, seemingly from out of the blue. Maybe some of those thoughts are like bridges spanning from one thought to another and those weird little thoughts don't mean much of anything unless you start dwelling on them. I guess if you end up writing about those random thoughts it's kind of the same as dwelling upon them for a brief period. And since I brought the subject of the bridge up I guess that deserves a picture.
|The Philippi Covered Bridge (1852) spans the Tygart Valley River at Philippi, West Virginia, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
What's in the News?
One of my recent blog posts was featured at NewsOK, the digital edition of the Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City. My thanks to Darla Lindauer for the recognition.
Have A Nice Day!
Isn't it kind of weird when someone says to have a nice day on a blog? What if you're reading this at night? What if things have really been going bad for you and then you read some weird blog post? Then the blogger says, "Have a nice day!" Maybe you just want to reach into cyberspace and wipe that "Have a nice day!" smiley face grin off my face. Oh yeah! Well maybe I'm not smiling and I'm all grumpy and stuff. Or maybe I'm just typing obliviously away and thinking of bridges in West Virginia and other such strange nonsense.
Maybe I'll just stop here.
What do you do when you can't keep your mind focused? How many Bibles do you have in your house? How many dictionaries? What's your favorite bridge? Have you ever crossed the Philippi Covered Bridge? If not I guess you'll cross that bridge when you come to it.