Bite Size Memoir: Crazy

Lisa’s prompt this fortnight for the Bite Size Memoir I found the most difficult of all her prompts to date. I’m simply not crazy. I may at times appear that way to others but to myself I’m logical, rational and have fun in ways that don’t normally endanger health or hurt other people. I’m adventurous in well thought out ways. I don’t jump off cliffs hanging on to a piece of rope or climb mountains with sheer drops  if the foot doesn’t quite stay on that crack in the face of the rock. To me that is crazy. As I sat and pondered what have I done that was crazy I could come up with some things but on reflection I was just plain stupid. So following is my bite – I’m probably crazy to submit it.

I’m not a crazy person by nature. I did all the normal things that a child does that adults consider crazy, such as tie my brother to a derelict chimney which threatened to rain bricks down upon him. Taking my hairbrush when I ran away was crazy as it was used to mete out the punishment  I received for the chimney episode.  Houdini was responsible for that and  for the ice baths my brother and I started to subject ourselves to. Again my mother told us we were crazy.  I probably was crazy when I took to my brother in a fit of rage with an axe. We were thought crazy when we went to Vanuatu but to me that was an adventure. I was crazy when I married my first husband but that’s a longer story.

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Shadow Shot Sunday: On the bridge

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This is my response to Shadow Shot Sunday, the scene for which I had taken my camera out can be seen on Silent Sunday.

 

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Silent Sunday: The river bed

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Weekly photo Challenge: Refraction

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(3 photos) Refraction of light  occurs when light hits an obstacle or a different type of material in its path. The light may not be able to move through this media as easily and its speed may be slowed down or if it is easier sped up. On occasion the obstacle may be such that the light has to bend and find a new course. Rainbows are the result of both refraction and reflection. Refraction creates the arch as the light hits the water droplet and enters it, reflecting whilst inside the droplet and then refracting again as it leaves.

It doesn’t seem to be a lot different to life. We come across hurdles that may slow us down in getting to where we are aiming or we might find a particular section so easy we can speed up. The obstacle can be larger and require that we bend and adjust or simply change direction all together. Hopefully, like the rainbow, we give ourselves time to reflect before moving on.

Life = Refraction and reflection

In response to the Weekly photo Challenge 

 

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Skywatch Friday: 17th October 2014 Tewantin 12:10pm

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The brown clouds in the distance are the remnants of an out of control bushfire yesterday which luckily is under control today. Thank you to the 20 units and 2 helicopter water bombers that responded yesterday. The koalas, reptiles, kangaroos and all the other creatures that inhabit the area including the two legged ones are very grateful.

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Floral Friday: Australian Native Hibiscus

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Cee’s Fun foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours

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“Colours are brighter when the mind is open.”

(Adriana Alarcon)

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