Monday, September 06, 2010

Clear Mind. Clear Thoughts.

Amazing, how time away can clear your mind and refuel your senses. These are a few of the things I noticed while on vacation this summer.

1. Tea, hot or cold, tastes better when your feet are up.

2. Telling time by where the sun is in the sky is underrated - and surprisingly not that difficult to learn.

3. Where have all the niceties gone? Please. Thank you. I'll be with you in a moment. These little social graces go a long way. Have we become so technologically involved that eye contact requires effort? What about a smile or a nod? I fear courtesy is going the way of the Dodo bird.

4. Evian spelled backwards is Naïve. Do you think the water bottle company did that on purpose?

5. The only perfect science really is hindsight.


Alison said...

I love all your observations. Reminds me of how psychologists notice some really interesting details at times - hey some might even say we're a bit weird.

I think it's artistic, that kind of observation. Tar for sharing Deb!

Wanda's Wings said...

Love your observations,especially the last one. It's good to have you back!

~Just me again~ said...

Welcome back. It's good to take time off and stop to smell the roses.

Just Another Person said...

what? Really? Tea tastes better with your feet up? Cool

OHN said...

These were great.

I agree that some of life's pleasantries have disappeared. It makes my day when I can talk to a harried worker (waitress, cashier etc) and by the time I leave, they have smiled at least once.

People need to re-learn being human sometimes.

Xmichra said...

to point ;)
1 - I agree. Coffe magically tastes better with feet up as well, as it happens.

2- it really isn't. This year we got to do a lot of camping, and it was easier and easier to tell the time of day without watches and clocks.

3 - I am forever giving people in my family crap about that. I know my husband is really bad at not paying attention to the service that he is receiving (like getting a coffee) while on the phone. It's rude. He's getting better though, because he knows I will make sure that specific trait is pointed out. I really dislike that.

4- Yes. I noticed that long ago (in high school) and pointed that out to a friend of mine. It was very funny where the following week we went to the theatre to watch "Reality Bites" and Wynnona Riders character makes the same observation, and my friend yelled out at the screen "HEY! That was Mich's idea!"... hehe... that memory still makes me laugh, and usually smile while looking upon an evian water :)

5 - Sometimes. But being reactionary doesn't help progressive science (antithesis).


I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

Raine said...

welcome back

Tracy said...

Welcome back! Wonderful observations. I agree with you.. I think people are so involved in technology that they are forgetting how to talk with others face to face. Very sad.. People are also forgetting how to write with a pen and paper. Handwriting is getting worse and worse i noticed.


jenji said...

Regarding Evian:

Yes, I do think they did it on purpose.

Glad you had a restful vacation.

Welcome back.


Kahless said...

Re: #1

Drinking cold (aka iced) tea is perverse. Never in England!

Anonymous said...

What are your ideas on how "hindsight" experiences and lessons can be practiced in the present moment? Would relationships be better? Would there be a little less judgement and attack? What are your lessons learned from hindsight aha's? Does this line of questions make sense to anyone out there?


Dr. Deb said...

Hey All,

Thanks for the comments. I'll be making rounds visiting soon. Nice to be back on the grid again!

S'onnie said...

Thanks for sharing the observations I do agree that the nicities are missing so much and its interesting as we are currently training our staff to bring back these manners and our customers are loving it !

Fantastic Forrest said...

All excellent points. I often long for the days of Jane Austen's characters - provided I could bring my laptop to surf the interwebs and enjoy blogs like yours.