During these times of frozen iguanas, global pandemic and looming locusts, we have all been looking for distractions from the real world. In other time, the word distraction may have held a slightly negative connotation. People getting distracted and not being productive was often noted as an issue. People being distracted by their phones at the dinner table has been widely lamented. Distractions had been too distracting for society.
Fast forward to now. To today. Distractions are good. We want distractions from some of this oppressive reality. Although, many will note we should not allow ourselves to get too distracted considering everything that is occuring right now. We should not get complacent. We get that. However, considering the heavy weight of now, we needed distractions.
Things have escalated further in terms of what is on our collective shoulder. As a result, now we need distractions for our original distractions. We need multi-level distractions. Layered distractions. It is as if we have to have a bank of distractions. Hopefully, this distractions bank gets readily replenished.
Categories: Culture, current events, mental health, Psychology, society
When i was Younger and so much
More ‘Autistic’ in the Feel and Sense
of Not Yet Regulating Emotions And
Integrating Senses WHere i am Not
So Overwhelmed By Both
Stimuli and Human
The Thought of Living
in a Big City was too much..
And Even Going to Walmart
Was almost More than i could take..
My My how i have changed Loving the
Most Crowded Dance Hall Bigger City Nights Solo
Going in Crowds Yes! of Literally Over A Thousand
Folks..! i really Miss ‘That Bigger City’ Life! NoW As when
one Lives in Balance Such a Thrill Now it Will Be Mastering
in And Goes
Out As Human
Waves Within in Ocean Balance
And as Much as Small Town Life
And Social Distancing is boring me a bit..
No One Much is Dying Here in ‘Red Neck
Ways of Trump Town USA’ And Folks of All
Flavors Are Still Living Peacefully Together..
to Just about Total Chaos..
Relatively Speaking Small
Town Life does have advantages..
Don’t even Need A Gun as all the
Neighbors Are Armed Like the Military..
Smiles my Father Was Born in Long Island..
And i talk so Dam Fast The Folks can’t understand
me ‘down here’..
named ‘Hell’ for
the Briars on the River
Front Bank Downtown
i am raised on
are ‘too big
and fast’ to ‘see’..
And of course the Only
Reason i can and will totally
Feel Comfortable Saying this
is i am Financially Independent
Other wise no doubt i will surely be sweating a bit too…
And More Than Likely Still Like a Cat on A Hot-Tin Roof Just
Walking in Walmart.. It’s all about Human Stress either Positive
And Iced Tea
of Course De-Caff
For me Just Enjoying
Flowers on a Last May Day
May Day May Day Save Our
Ship in So Many Other places strangling…
It’s true There are so many folks under ‘Bended Knee’…
They Are NoW..
Peace Dear Have A Nice Day..
Hehe i’m Turning 60 on Saturday
i’m old enough to Call You Dear
Before the Difference
is simply Five Words Plus Two No Stress
Just Looking for a bit More Positive Stress
Meh.. i’ll Just
Add Another Day
of ‘Masked Walmart Public Small Town Dance’..
A Pleasant/Hilarious Distraction to be i AM hehe..
Loved the post. Read the newspaper today and regretted it. Agree on the need for multi-layered distractions!
My writing is my distraction – I don’t want to be distracted from finishing the novel I’m working on. I need to work on it to feel human.