Sunday, May 25, 2014

UU A Way Of Life Joke Of The Day

Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean a mother.

Sometimes we can't believe what we just said. We ask ourselves, "How could I have said something so stupid?" We are surprised and sometimes embarrassed and sometimes pleased. "I didn't know I knew that" we might say to ourselves.

Listening to what we say is a form of mindfulness. We get into the witness part of ourselves, and observe our own functioning. It is best if we can be nonjudgmental and just observe.

"The past." This is my quick reply to the social worker who's come to ask where I might like to live. I ask where she might like to live. She says we're here to talk about me. I had suspicions that might be the case.

"Nineteen forty-six," I say, "would be my first choice." Back before I can remember. And, once there, I would spend my days peppering my family with questions, asking, "Must it come to pass the way it does? Is there nothing we can do?" I want to be like a cub reporter with a tight skirt and a lined tablet and write everything in pencil so that we could erase things, change the facts if anybody came up with some notion as to how we might make the whole thing go some other way,

Linda McCullough Moore, "On My Way Now", The Sun, April, 2014, p.14

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Love this blog. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Two elderly folks in a nursing home wanted to get married. Their doctor took each one into his office separately to try and talk them out of it.

    He called in the woman and told her that the man had already suffered two heart attacks.

    She told the doctor that she didn't care.

    The doctor called in the man and told him the woman was suffering from acute angina.

    "I know!" he said. "I peeked."

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