Share Your World — Going Deep

Share Your WorldFor today’s Share Your World edition, Melanie said that she’s asking a few philosophical questions. While she’s going deep with her questions, I’m going to wade in the shallow end of the pool with my answers.

Must we have evidence to know the truth?

It helps, although the Republicans in Congress can’t seem to acknowledge the truth about their president despite all of the evidence about his misdeeds and incompetence.

How much control does a person have over their life?

You can control only your own actions and life, but you have little control over the actions and lives of others and how that might affect your own life. You can only do what you can to make the best of it.

What is gravity and how does it work?

According to Albert Einstein, gravity is “a consequence of the curvature of spacetime caused by the uneven distribution of mass.” I have no idea what those words actually mean, so don’t even ask me to explain how it works. All I know is that if you drop something, it falls, and that’s somehow due to gravity.

Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness? How about vice versa?

I don’t think experiencing happiness or sadness is dependent upon having experienced the opposite. As the old song goes, if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. If your sad and you know, but you don’t want to show it, go take a nap and sleep it off.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge — Grin

4FB3BD2C-BE16-4A37-816C-A41072528E3DI took this selfie of me this morning with a big grin on my face specifically for today’s Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge. The theme for the challenge is “grin.”

And you thought I was a serious guy. See, I can smile. I can clown around with the best of them. Just don’t get me started on politics or religion!

How about you? Let’s see that puss of yours with a big, fat, happy grin.

Another Rory’s Daily Four More

9C675E88-A7F2-4BBA-AE0A-B682D1E0BFE5For Rory’s latest Daily Four, he asks:

What are you truly passionate about?

My blog and blogging, my family (including my dog and cat), and my hatred for Donald Trump.

Have you ever experienced or suffered from writer’s block?

Rarely. Most of the time all I have to do is read the newspaper or watch the news and I find plenty of fodder for my blog. And then there are all of the daily and weekly prompts. And, of course, Rory and his numerous challenges and games always give us something to write about.

Are you happy?

I’m not unhappy.

Do you ever experience stress?

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I’m soaring!

A40FD915-CCE4-4DE0-A419-164C789F1E3FAnnie heard her husband laughing and opened the door to his home office. “You seem to be in a particularly jocular mood, Barry.”

“I am,” Barry said. “I’m ready to whistle a happy tune, I am,” and he started to whistle.

Annie smiled. “So does this mean you’ve finally finished that project you’ve been working on for the past eight months and can now return to the world of the living instead of spending every waking hour locked away like a hermit in your office?”

“Indeed it does,” Barry gleefully said. “In fact, my very patient wife, I was just about to book a Caribbean vacation for us to celebrate my emergence from this cocoon I call my office. I am feeling like a butterfly. No, more like an eagle feeling the wind beneath my wings. I’m soaring!”

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (jocular), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (whistle), Your Daily Word Prompt (project), The Daily Spur (book), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (wind).

In Other Words — Contentment

CE8AE2FE-D786-4BEB-8A11-A4A5E6454F69You ask me if I’m happy in our relationship and I answer that I’m not particularly happy.

You ask me if I’m unhappy in our relationship and I answer that I’m not particularly unhappy.

You want to know, if I’m not happy and I’m not unhappy, what, then, am I?

I tell you that I’m content.

You smile and tell me that you’re content, too.

In other wordsWritten for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “unhappy.” Today I used only the word, not the picture Patricia provided. I substituted another image I found on the internet (credit: iStock/Monsterstock1) that I felt better illustrated my story.