skewy

May 19, 2017 2:27am CST
The world is skewy today. There are too many people and I feel displaced. The time doesn't feel right. And the man with too much gold jewellery is here in Costa. He makes me feel that I'm living in the wrong world. I know not why. I am on my way to spend the day with Toddler Niece. We will have conversations about Pooh Bear's honey and the boys who bully her at nursery. Peppa Pig will require a nappy change and Dolly will fall over. Mayhaps this will make me feel better and the world will stop being off-kilter and out of focus. Instead it will become joyful and right, because there is innocence and love in the company of a toddler. Must go ... time to catch a bus! Happy Friday! *smile*
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@owlwings (39258)
• Cambridge, England
19 May 17
I can't make head nor tail of your photo. It reminds me of waking up in the middle of the night in an unfamiliar ward under the influence of a goodly dose of morphine. I felt (then) that I was standing up against a padded wall (comfortable) and looking at some kind of confusing columns and doorways (actually the ceiling beams and walls of the room). Nothing made any sense and yet I wasn't in the least scared. I thought (afterwards) "This is how new-born babies see the world for the first time. The images are clear but they make no sense because we don't yet know what they mean or even what is 'far' is 'smaller' or what is 'up' and 'down'." Do try to enjoy your niece to the fullest at this age. Peppa Pig and PoohBear and the other thing's she's into are very temporary but well worth rediscovering. Being able to see and discover things from about 3 or 4 feet off the ground is what keeps the bark on us grown trees from becoming totally inflexible. Actually, Pooh Bear (and, later on, Paddington or Mary Plain - if anyone remembers that dear little bear 'from the bear pits at Berne') are for grown-ups as well as for nieces and nephews. That's a secret, of course, but I know you can keep it.
19 May 17
I'm too good at keeping secrets! Today we danced at the bus stop. Spending time with little ones really is a good reminder that life doesn't need to get complicated and we shouldn't always care what people think. Isn't there a country {probably Finland!} which actively encourages the residents of homes for the elderly to mix with nurseries? I think that has to be the best idea ever.
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@owlwings (39258)
• Cambridge, England
20 May 17
@Poppylicious Even now you have turned the photo 'right way up', it is still rather a puzzle! I think that I understand that it's taken looking upwards but what is that diamond grid with the very fine threads or wires connecting each intersection? It doesn't really matter, of course! Some things are just best left as incomprehensible - "It is, therefore it is!". That's the way that 3 year old's minds work!
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20 May 17
@owlwings The next time you pop into the city centre look up!
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@xFiacre (4415)
• Ireland
19 May 17
@poppylicious My Costa was nice and quiet today. I do hope yours quietness down and empties for you for next time.
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19 May 17
It wasn't just Costa. It was the whole shopping centre and the city as a whole. Eight o'clock in the morning and the whole world was out and rushing around. It's usually quite quiet.
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@xFiacre (4415)
• Ireland
19 May 17
@Poppylicious I do like a quiet city with only a few pigeons to contend with.
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20 May 17
@xFiacre Me too. I'll even talk to the pigeons if there's no one around.
@LadyDuck (158018)
• Switzerland
19 May 17
Poor kid, already problems with bully boys! I hope you are going to have a nice day with your Toddler Niece.
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19 May 17
We had lots of fun. She's a very timid little girl, and that probably doesn't help with the boys. Hopefully she'll become a bit more assertive as she gets older.
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@LadyDuck (158018)
• Switzerland
20 May 17
@Poppylicious I can understand very well how she feels, I was a very timid girl too.
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20 May 17
@LadyDuck And me. I was a chatterbox but only when I knew someone really well and felt comfortable with them.
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• Preston, England
21 May 17
@Poppylicious I find myelf alienated a great deal of the time too thee days
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22 May 17
It's a very bizarre feeling.
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• Preston, England
22 May 17
@Poppylicious and often not a pleaant one
@responsiveme (16500)
• India
19 May 17
Have a nice day with your niece
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19 May 17
I had oodles of fun and lots of laughter!
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• New Delhi, India
19 May 17
Good day
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