The Less Flummoxed Companionship of the Child’s Imagination, Echoed in Dreams

There is no pain you are receding

A distant ship, smoke on the horizon.

You are only coming through in waves.

Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.

When I was a child I had a fever

My hands felt just like two balloons.

Now I’ve got that feeling once again

I can’t explain you would not understand

This is not how I am.

Comfortably Numb

(Gilmour, Waters)

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What did you want to talk about, as a child?

    Maybe it just didn’t seem to be as fulfilling without your imaginary friend, but the fellow sure was a good listener.  He agreed with everything you decided, he brought up things that you might not yourself have thought of, and he was quick with ready suggestions that prevented all kinds of problems.

    There were just matters that needed to be talked through, and the others weren’t really familiar with the notion or just how formidably commanding your friend felt about it.  It was such a vivid feat of the imagination that it had a kind of form to it where it fed back everything you put in.

    That was childhood.  As the years passed and adolescence went to the sincere young man, he saw less and less of his fanciful companion.  He hadn’t learned nearly so much now like yourself, what with the weeks and weeks and months and years of school, where the education was dull in comparison with the empty yard and the imaginary friend among the trees.

    Holding model spaceships with a balled hand and indicating the stretch of the domestic yard around the house could take you from here, inspired by George Lucas’ famed films.  I favoured the Rebel Alliance.

    My concept of life after the Star Wars films galaxies reduced fewer resources, got myself and others out in the yard the same way when the other empty, pithy children were game.  It was always after the events of Episode VI for me, never previous to the destruction of the second Death Star and the corporeal Emperor, settled for good until, incongruently, 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.

    At the point when I took a gander at the shores of Lake Erie, the lake took Princess Leia in her practical white Cloud City clothing that Lando thought to allow her to wear. She no longer tore such a beautiful image.  Like Anakin said about his disgust for sand in the Star Wars films of the prequel trilogy… It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.    Her dignity.  You’re free to like, follow, and additionally buy-in. It’s February tomorrow!

Impressions of Edits on TikTok, the Force Notwithstanding

I had tried implementing rules that I would only permit so many minutes of the day on social media, and to stay away from negative YouTube videos, but by now I am spending much more time watching YouTube.

Despite an almost-total detox from YouTube I did, for the entire month of February, I find some pleasure once again in experiencing videos done on my favourite channels.

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A lot of young people get on the bandwagons. I tend to suspect that the young take for granted, often enough, anyway, the same tools which they have been shown how to use and it is second nature. Some of that stuff posted to TikTok is noteworthy for different reasons.

On TikTok, I may be looking away so often that I am not seeing the best “remixes,” but I don’t understand metrics on TikTok, other than that there are likes on relevant videos, and then shares. I think TikTok is an enormous co-mingling of the best and the brightest.

I see huge amounts of cooperative TikTok, and I see happiness and fulfilled videographers. There is a lot of creativity in user videos.

I started telephone sales work in the 2000s, but after the economic crash in 2008, I started spinning my wheels. My dad, who during his career with the municipality managed a cemetery for many years, swung a deal when he learned of a little cemetery that required better operations. https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited/

I don’t think anyone refers to TikToks as edits, but The Force is formidable on YouTube. YouTube now competes with TikTok with their YouTube Shorts.

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Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

Thanks to blogger Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition, I learned tonight that Xinfu Mama has come up with a weekly blog challenge launched each Friday morning. You can discover Ruined for Life’s post here:

https://smkelly8.com/2020/01/10/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-12/

This morning, the challenge is Pull Up a Seat, meaning a post with a photograph of spots one sits or may sit, or sitting. It is clever, it intrigues me.

Three days prior I discovered craftsmanship about sitting and set it aside. I transferred it to TikTok and put it in a slideshow.

The art is computer art, that shows a seated bearded man, meditating, with a cat as his companion. The cat might be sunning herself. Behind him is where he lives, and a rabbit is taking a gander at the scene.

There is likewise a little canine and a fish. Out yonder, a bear is peering into a tree. The sky is streaked with shades of blue and green and taupe.

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Although I’m not as old as the man who is meditating, I was pretending that the man was me. I am sure that he is a monk, although he may not be; many people meditate. He must be a peaceful man, as his animal companions are bringing him joy, and the house where he lives looks charming.

I like the size of the artist’s paintbrush, taking into consideration that the artist could have made the scene with a computer paint program. The strokes are easy to interpret, as the objects, animals, nature and the monk himself without any trouble on the part of the viewer to guess what is showing.

The seat itself, which is the theme of Xinfu Mama’s challenge, is a stone bench in the middle of a winding road about the pond. I assume that the whole bequest has a place with the priest.

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Taking Steps to Infuse Life With The Ingredient of Maturity

The self-awareness in my life I am fortunate to have lends itself to taking a neutral stance. Self-awareness is one of the primary characteristics of someone acting maturely.

Years ago, in the late 2000s, when I was thirty-ish, I heard a public speaker who was talking about someone I took to be the famous philosopher of relationships, writer John Gray. The man proposing Gray’s books appeared certain about his suggestion.

Not too long before, a lady had given me Gray’s blockbuster, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. If you’re sensitive, you’ll have experienced coincidences of that same sum and substance. I chose to peruse Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and I enjoyed it enough to get intrigued to discover what else Gray had said in his books.

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At our library, I found Gray’s very first book, which is What You Feel, You Can Heal. I read what Gray wrote about surviving homelessness when he was in the springtime of life. He talked with individuals he met en route, asking himself what was genuinely upsetting these individuals. Gray evidently thought he might be able to light the way for those struggling.

Gray thought of life experiences that he felt are universally true. He wrote, in What You Feel, You Can Heal, that when people reach their mid-thirties, it is time for them to get down to raising a dependent, whether an animal, or a person. And at the age of 42, individuals are ready to experience what it’s like to be in a community, people together forging more than the sum of their parts.

I was reading my favourite blog last night, the title Beauty Beyond Bones, and I saw she wrote she was just so tired of men who wouldn’t grow up. It didn’t sound like she was having the most splendid time at the moment.

As she is confident in saying, God is good. Beauty Beyond Bones can be found here: https://beautybeyondbones.com/

She is also a Patreon creator. Look here: https://beautybeyondbones.com/support-bbb-on-patreon/

I like reading her blog on a Monday or a Thursday evening. She also does a Wednesday evening post, where she shares recipes, but I’m not such a talented kitchen hand.

Incongruously, I’ve got an interest in Star Wars. I like cinema, I think Star Wars is absorbing, but it crossed my mind that it might not be the kind of priority that’s too impressive for someone of my level. I’m evaluating how mature I am.

I’ve tweeted a few times about Disney. I enjoyed most aspects of the task–my dear mother reading my thoughts on the Star Wars movies, told me I must be an expert! Thanks for that.

On the subject of Beauty Beyond Bones, last night that blog cast back what it’s like going into the 2020s. The author’s a beautiful young lady. Her blog has many thousands of subscribers, and of course, she doesn’t need to be concerned unduly with undeserving men.

I like reading her because she’s Catholic, and she lives in the Big Apple, and she has charm. She’s a great blogger.

There are changes I would like to make about myself, in light of the number of years I’m racking up, but I do need a strategy to get there (somewhere better than here, ostensibly). I like some of the YouTube videos about motivation or strategies to make life improvements.

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I am grateful to the Beauty Beyond Bones blog, for its inspiration. It’s Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Why Starting to Discover TikTok is the Key to Hillary 2016

One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world, as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the net. This phenomenon has not only yielded explosive growth in social media and digital technology awareness but has also created a wide variety of new tools for potentially easy manipulation and diversion for political gain. However, Big Tech’s monopolization over digitized activity does add an interesting dimension to our present-day socio-political scenarios globally – especially in America!

TikTok and devotees of Korean popular music once swelling participation at a not exactly full field at U.S. President Donald Trump’s first political meet in quite a while, held in Tulsa, Okla. In Canada, the Globe and Mail reported this on JUNE 21, 2020 Trump’s team later denied TikTokkers had anything to do with the lackluster turnout for the rally, but it did speak to the possibility that, in 2022, TikTok may hold the key to the future in its hands, compared to Meta, who just laid off 11,000 employees as the company grapples trying to render its notion of the metaverse, and Twitter, where CEO Elon Musk notoriously laid off or pressured to quit several thousand employees.

 J. Clement, Sep 4, 2019 One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the internet. The lovechild of the World Wide Web is social media, which comes in many forms, including blogs, forums, business networks, photo-sharing platforms, social gaming, microblogs, chat apps, and last but not least social networks. In 2019, the global social penetration rate reached 45 percent, with East Asia and North America both having the highest penetration rate at 70 percent, followed by Northern Europe at 67 percent.

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Social media and data privacy are perhaps incompatible, but it was clear right from the first few videos I enjoyed on TikTok that new opportunities were being created. Could you call it the new grassroots of the Internet? I don’t know if that is an accurate description, yet that is the sort of impression I got from my first experiences with the app.

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Remember the election denial when Cambridge Analytica was implicated in shady election returns in the race for the US Presidency? 19 Mar 2019 Julia Carrie Wong revisited the story. “After nearly a year of its critics demanding that it respect users’ privacy, here was Facebook saying: ‘Fine, the privacy you shall have.'”

Both a hit to the public impression of Facebook’s reliability and the validity of Donald Trump’s administration, I thought to ask what was going on with TikTok four years ago.

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The initial release of TikTok was in September 2016. By 2020, TikTok had been downloaded more than 130 million times in the United States, and 2 billion times worldwide —https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TikTok

TikTok outperformed Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to become the world’s most downloaded iOS application. “The biggest trend in Chinese social media is dying, and another has already taken its place,” CNBC said. –Tue, Sep 18, 2018

The Internet in China was altered, and there is an evident issue of whether determined weights are adding to control at TikTok. At the point when the Cambridge Analytica embarrassment started to require that web-based media be inspected and maintained, it made sense that TikTok could by and by be under a similar kind of increasingly unavoidable restriction. Even so, we know today that TikTok has American governing bodies asking if they should be mad at it.

I don’t think we even witnessed what might have gone on next had Trump won a second term. The calculations behind closed doors about how Facebook could potentially further manipulate the American people were rendered unnecessary by Trump’s defeat. I am really still kind of a proud creator on Facebook and respect the firm.

Now today it is being discussed what Elon Musk has presented about his own Twitter’s suppression of information in 2020, and again it seems that Twitter is far from blameless, and Big Tech is always treated with suspicion.

TikTok is home to countless videos, so it wouldn’t be shocking if the government unrooted difficult censorship issues. Canada’s heritage minister Pablo Rodriguez finally said that plans for government controls for Canadian users on both TikTok and YouTube were summarized out of context. I think it would be awful if problems similar to the Cambridge Analytica meddling repeated themselves on TikTok or anywhere else, such that those kinds of nefarious difficulties lead to regulations of social media everywhere.

If 2030 sees social media dead and buried, that’s some of the best opportunities and liberties on the Internet fallen by the wayside.