Wednesday, 7 January 2015

road to nowhere...............

Everyone is always so busy and cites are non stop people...(freaks me out at times)..........
I always feel amazed and blessed I can  travel roads for an hour at times and only pass a couple of vehicles.......
today I passed 2 vehicles in my whole hours drive....................
probably not good if your car bloke down etc but ...
I was contemplating life.........having been at a friends Dads funeral...........I also had been to another funeral for another friends Mum's funeral just before Christmas.........
I found out so much about both people................they lived interesting lives.........in there early years having huge adventures.........the 2nd world war was mentioned in both Eulogies..........one being a young woman during the war and another being born during the war and the effect on both of them because it effected there lives.........
one crossed the globe for a new life and the other travelling the globe in his work.........both very interesting lives..........
I found myself thinking what someone would say about me..........my life seems so uninteresting compared to there's...........
In Australia everyone has a "wake" after the funeral service................it's a cuppa tea etc or drinks and finger food............everyone gets to chat and catch up............
I decided my eulogy would be very short and then a quick announcement.........."lets pop a bottle and enjoy a drink"..............
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But I still love the fact I can travel for so long with almost no one interrupting my life.......gives you time to think............
my ipod playing music in the background............I decided recently to go from the start of the alphabet in song names........currently I am up to "bre" song titles.....this could take some time...........
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I have sewing I wanted to show you yesterday but it can wait til tomorrow...................
Catch you later
Chookyblue

15 comments:

  1. Your drive sounds so peaceful chooky,lovely thinking time,I love listening to the stories of older people,in our guild the older ladies tell us some amazing stories,I find older people very interesting when they talk about their life growing up,hope you have a lovely evening my friend it's quite hot and sticky here.xx

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  2. A good time for reflection...
    Your music library is probably a bit like mine - too big at times!

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  3. I just decided last year that life was short...I am living in peace now and loving it. Reflection is good and realising what is important. "This is not a dress rehearsal"

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  4. Dont worry about about the lack of interesting things to say at your funeral, worry about which quilts you want them to drape over your coffin and around the church.....then you better make sure they are finished!!

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  5. I couldn't agree more. Although it can sometimes be a hassle, time on the road is excellent for contemplating life, the universe and everything. I wouldn't worry about your funeral either.......it will be a huge bloggers meet complete with bubbles............but hopefully not for a long time yet!

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  6. I breath a sigh of relief when I leave the city traffic behind, and do find the 3 hour trip to home a good time for contemplation, allthough I do see more traffic than you. Not too sure what my children would say at my eulogy either, maybe I should write it for them?? Has been a big week for thinking about life here too.

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  7. It is nice to have the road to yourself sometimes. Doesn't happen too often around here. Hugs......

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  8. A drive in rural australia is a great tim fro reflection -
    People are beautiful.
    Not in looks.
    Not in what they say.
    Just in what they are.”

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  9. Dear Chookyblue,
    what a long drive can do to you, especially when being alone in the car. I like these long drives, nobody bothers you and I tend to think a lot.
    Life is short, have a drink and enjoy it, is a good suggestion. When it is over I want to be able to say, I had fun. That's all to it.
    After all, it will not matter to you anymore, what others will say at that point.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  10. ooh i love the new font, what is it?

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  11. It always wonderful to amongst 'nothing'. I had a lovely walk along the cliff top of the ocean the other day. Pure bliss.

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  12. Such a lovely post. Yes I envy your country drives and reflections. I have to wait for my weekly 20kms drive out to yoga to get a little of that peace. People live such interesting lives and we are often unaware of their adventures sadly until they pass away xx

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  13. Great post ....from the heart .....the space we have we are lucky xx

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  14. Your post inspired mine and I knew immediately one thing they can say about you, one thing that seems small in the grand scheme of world history but that you can be proud of and that is how many people you brought together from all over the world. Think about what you've done with your blog and stitch events. None of us would have known each other if not for you. That's big.

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  15. Death certainly has a way of making one think of one's life. They say that Life is a journey not a destination! Sometimes I feel it's more of a chase! lol One thing I am thankful for is that our journey brought us friendship, which I value. Enjoy the ride! Cheers!

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