Reading (or listening) to books like that just helps to keep the reality around us in perspective I feel. And, ofcourse , by doing that, ipso facto, puts a big smile on your face, which in turn, means you can battle that reality with way more vigour than before. See it as ammunition.
Smiling and treating things in a bizarre kind of humorous way and not getting all doom and gloom about it, is not a way of pushing things under the carpet./ On the contrary, I feel it is a way to step back, look at things that are , more often than not, utterly heartbreaking and , let’s face it, unjust. I am not a believer in “if you can’t beat them , join them”- theory. Midnight Oils singer tried that by joining politics and became way more ineffective in his social and political criticism for example.
Douglas Adams wrote in his Restaurant at the End of the Universe book "It's a well-known fact, that those people who most want to rule people, are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarise the summary, anyone who is capable of getting himself made President (prime minister), should on no account, be allowed to do the job".
Which ofcourse leaves us with THE political leadership problem of the ages…The best thing to do, as is with everything, stay critical with a high dose of surreality and humour , ready to be vocal and stand up for ones rights. Complain with a smile , if you want to call it that.
Smiling helps. It is my religion if you want to call it that. I will give you an example: Have you ever been in traffic, being tailgated by an angry motorist, and then , finally when he can get passed, blasts you with all kinds of angry blasphemous shouts? Sure you have! You know what I do? I smile even more brightly at him than I would normally do (see 1950s housewife advertisements) and ..wave …and SMILE !... There is NOTHING in the world that pisses off an angry person than a reaction they have not been anticipating. It is more effective than the giving him the finger or shouting back, or, chasing him down the road and giving him a bit of his own medicine. See? The “ if you cant beat them, join them”- theory just leads to YOU having to change and not have the situation changed for the better of mankind…I rest my case.
Smiling even helps getting better when you are feeling down, smiling helps combat depression, get over a heartbreak and so much more. Believe me, a smile a day keeps the doctor away. Forget the apple, but never ever forget to smile. It has to become part of your daily diet. That and reading or watching absurd comedy.
Now, before I forget, I have some yummy things on offer on todays update ! Also, please, if you could make it to the Coburg Town Hall tomorrow between 10am-3pm that would be awesome. That way, you can hug all the yarns and tops and other fluffy stuff I have been frantically (and lovingly) preparing in the last months. I would say DROP EVERYTHING (except your stitches !..lol)
Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions okay? Always happy to enable. All my contact details are to be found at the end of this weeks blog entry. Have fun !!!
IxCHeL Luxury Nr5 Tops
50grams+ (+/-1.75oz) …. AU$22
Absolute heaven to spin on your spport spindle and wheel ! like butter! And we all know that everything is better with butter ..lol
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batts
75+ (+/-2.7oz) …. AU$18
I know I said the Luxury top was absolute heaven…but I actually think this is heaven to spin as well..with bling !
But then I like bling and I am biased…lol and yes, my minion Stuart has helped me in todays’ photoshoot holding the funky bunny batt up with one hand and holding a glindle in the other. He is so good at multitasking and not seeing a thing ! Yeah to Stuart ;-P
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