Sunday, June 1, 2008

if you were a bluebird

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.

Thomas S. Szasz (b.1920), retired academic, author of The Myth of Mental Illness (1960)

jimmie & butch perform butch's song if you were a bluebird

photo: lynnville, pennsylvania may 2008

9 comments:

zquilts said...

If I were a bluebird
I'd build a fine nest
Which would be just the best
and in which I would rest.

Better not quilt my day job !

Lib said...

Good Capture!

ahhh you've captured a serene moment in the country. Every chore is done, and we can just "set a spell."

Ernest de Cugnac said...

zquilts - "Better not quilt my day job!" - was that a slip of the pen or playing with language??

Mouse - I remember Szasz from my postgrad days. A very controversial figure (pretty anti-psychiatry for a psychiatrist), but a refreshing one. This quote from him puts it in a nutshell "If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia."

Chuck Pefley said...

Great quote, Mouse! And, a wonderful photo accompanying that quote.

Kim and popcorn, popcorn and mouse ... either way, Ace is the Best and fun for all :)

Kim and I both do Seattle daily photo blogs, hers having run 3 or so years while I began mine in early January 2008. We have yet to meet, though live only 3 or so miles apart. So far, there has been no overlap at all in our blog postings.

I would suggest you consider doing a Cleveland photo blog ... if that's what you want to do. 2 or more bloggers from the same city the size of Cleveland or Seattle is no problem.

My 2¢ worth ... thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Let me know when you start your daily city photo blog.

Kind regards ~ Chuck - Almost One-a-Day Seattle

mouse (aka kimy) said...

z - keep on slamming & keep on quilting

ernie - good eye on re marie's comment! my first read missed that...

think I like most about szasz's analysis is his critique of the propensity to medicalize and pathologize the human experience!

chuck - can always use some extra cents and sense....thanks! will keep you posted should I expand.

dennis said...

Dennis has entered a new phase! Serenity NOW! no more boredoms or turmoils!

TheElementary said...

Oh, that's one of the loveliest photos I've ever seen on your blog. It looks like my dream place! Wow.
Sometimes a picture just does that to you, it feels like you're looking at home or something. I love green places and I'm sure somebody I'll live in one. It would look like this.

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

That barn and fence make me want to "waste" time without worry in that field of grass.

WAT said...

Yes, this quote is perfect for me. I will strive to reach serenity.

LOL.