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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Handling Life's Downturns

Everybody gets the blues. What defines us is how we handle those times. Sometimes we exercise or do something to divert our funk. Other times, it's good just to put a box on our heads and turn our backs to our visitors. :)

PS I took this photo at the San Diego Wild Animal Park last January. This particular gorilla had been given the box by a feeder.

9 comments:

Karen said...

Hope your blues pass and your happy again soon.

Cheryl said...

Sorry you're down. Think of how great it's going to be when both hands are 100%.

I looked at this picture for a long time, but couldn't find the gorilla. All I saw was a birdhouse with a primitive roof. The dark thing in the background didn't look like a gorilla. I was just about to forget figuring it out when I thought, is that a butt crack? Is that the back of a gorilla with an opened-up box on it's head? WooHoo. What a crazy picture!

So, did you exercise or do the gorilla? Box on head :), not the other :)

Jay said...

And Johnny Cash said to "Get Rhythm" when you get the blues. So, crank up the music and dance! LOL ;-)

beachgirl said...

I felt like that gorilla today.

I don't feel well. Unusual for me. The blues come and go. I usually go to the beach to combat them.

Feel better.

Gilly said...

I know exactly how that gorilla feels!

Hope you feel better soon, Kathy!

Kimberly said...

I hope you are feeling on the sunny side of things really soon. It is hard to be "up" when our bodies let us down. Prayers for quick healing of body and spirit.

Palm Springs Savant said...

hang in there Kathy. I'll say a prayer for you.

-Rick

Brad said...

I LOVE THAT GORILLA, I'm getting myself a box!

Yolanda said...

Don't we all feel like this sometime.