Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pondering with a Purpose

This Week's prompt: Staring
I have to admit I'm a starer.  One of the things that my grandson is always saying is, "Gramma, quit staring at me!"  And when I try to tell him that I wasn't even seeing him, he just doesn't get it.  But in fact he was just in the way of my eyes.
My mind runs at 120 mph, and I often have to think about what is in my thoughts, and sort out, store, or try and remember something specific, so I space out.  My favorite place to gather my thoughts is on either my front porch or out back in my sun porch.  Sometimes I space out for a few seconds or a few minutes,  but for however long, it seems that it helps me find the direction that I need.


  1. I can relate to gathering your thoughts, and the porch is a great place to do that. I do that sometimes when a commercial is on tv; I pay no attention to it and couldn't tell you what it was about.

  2. I Love terra's comment... I don't even see the commercials anymore ... and if I'm in the middle of reading a good book I don't hear anything else!

  3. I didn't even think of that when I wrote up my ponder, but my husband and daughter ask me all the time what I'm looking at because they think I'm staring at them...and it's like you said, I'm not even seeing them at the time.

  4. My husband sometimes asks me what I'm looking at when I get lost in a stare and he's absolutely convinced that when I say "nothing" I really mean "something". Not always the case. :)