Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Sometimes opportunity arrives on a silver platter.

Sometimes it's a needle in a haystack.

But most of the time, opportunity is right there in front of us,
Hiding in plain sight,
In the unassuming guise,
Of the ever present now.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Three Rumination Blocks for Today


A bird in a cage must eat, drink, sleep, and expel waste.

Now and then it moves.

Sometimes it speaks.

But most of the time, it dreams of flying.
 


Too often we wonder, what is the other person thinking?

Are they thinking about love? Loss? The meaning of life?

Could they be thinking about me thinking about them?

What we really should be thinking about is why we're so obsessed with what others are thinking.

Aren't the voices in your head enough?
 


Rain drops are good for plants.

Not so much for paper notes written in marker.

Unless, of course, you're going for something that's one part dripping candle wax and one part Rorschach ink blot.


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Friday, August 19, 2016

Today's Tendril...

When does "sentiment" go bad?

When it becomes sintiment.

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Rumination #819

From dust
Or from clay,
Who—or what
Wove our DNA?

Of flesh
And of bone,
In the all of the cosmos,
Are we all alone?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Creativity is an amalgamation of conviction, courage, and curiosity.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

My5: Atari 2600

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Today's Tendril...

Those that profess to know "the truth" either coat it with chocolate and offer it on a silver platter, or strap it to a block of wood and use it like sandpaper.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Skyway 11: The View from Here

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The Invisible Hand

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Today's Tendril...

Pacing is about intelligence and the application of intelligence.

Getting out-paced is about a lack of foresight—and stamina.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Clarity can come from seeing the glass as half full — or as half empty.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

A Classic Revisited and Thrice Twisted


There's no "I" in team.

But there is in praying.


There's no "I" in team.

But there is in teeming.


There's no "I" in team.

But there is in tranquil.

(And there's twice the "I" in tranquility. >^)


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Today's Tendril... (Remix)

Little Bo Peep lost her sheep, because she was hiding in the basement, surfing questionable places on the Internet.

* Original version

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Before dawn it is always darkest in the mind.

And for some, that includes their hearts.

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Monday, August 08, 2016

Today's Tendril...

When mining for social sentiment, it is best to mind your manners.

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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Today's Tendril...

The hopeless dreamer is ill-prepared for the icicles,
The grey clouds,
And the vermin,
Of everyday
reality.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Reality is amorphous, smooth, and luminescent.

Nightmares are solid, jagged, and black.

A dream is nothing but the twilight of the mind.

A story—yours, mine, ours, theirs—is all of the above.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The Heart Furnace

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Today's Tendril...

All "make or break" moments begin optimistically,
End realistically,
And are analyzed repeatedly.
(Perhaps for all eternity.)

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Today's Tendril...

Some mornings you wake and realize that you need to wipe the Sandman and his entire family (including pets) from your eyes.

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