Friday, July 13, 2012

Nothingness Lost!

For ’tis a truth well known to most,
That whatever thing is lost,
We seek it, ere it come to light,
In every cranny but the right.
           William Cowper

Well My Nothingness search had turned out to be a total bust.

 I went north to my sister’s place. A place that has always been a cellphone and computer service resistant zone. A place where the service was spotty at best. This used to frustrate me as I always thought I needed to be “plugged in” but this time I was looking forward to this simple form of Nothingness.

I was wandering around her yard admiring her flowers, enjoying the quietness, watching the birds and the fluffy clouds in the very blue sky when I heard a phone ring; I was thinking it must be a neighbour’s house phone. It kept ringing and I thought the jazz ringtone was kind of cool, I then remembered it was my own cell phone ring. I had my phone in my pocket and forgotten to turn it off after the drive. Drat!

“Is your debt load starting to” I hung up; unbelievable!  Telemarketers had found me, meaning others could find me. I turned my phone off.

Nothingness shattered.

I came to the realization I was actually searching for something that may no longer exist. Progress continues northward into the wilderness.

 Since I needed to forget this disappointment and try to make the best of it I dragged my sister down to the lake to watch a sunset on the water, something I will never see on the farm.

I think it was worth the trip, don’t you.

 I may not have found my Nothingness but I have certainly found Somethingness.



  1. Your Somethingness is and oh so calming. I love those moments.

  2. We can always unplug! Just turn it off. Watching the sunset on the water sounds wonderful.

  3. True. We can always unplug. Looks like you did a good job of it too. That sunset is beautiful.

    About weaving. Does your fair have a pioneer village? If so, see if you can find some weavers in there. They are always willing to show people the craft. There are so few of them left.

    Cindy Bee

  4. I'm sorry you didn't get what you were looking for but you did find something lovely; thank you for sharing it with us!

  5. What a beautiful place. Glad you got to visit the beauty and your sister.

  6. What a beautiful sunset! (darn telemarketers!!)

  7. Absolutely worth the trip! Gorgeous!

  8. Thank goodness you at least found some time for you, even if those pesky telemarketers found you. I was worried but knew you would be fine.
    Take care my BFF

    Love BA

  9. Oh a lovely spot there looking at the sunset...there are places here where the mobile won't ring but of course becoming M xoxox

  10. rude and annoying. i think you need to get on that do-not-call list. glad things got better from there!
    happy friday!!

  11. thanks for sharing that something with us. and so glad you have some time with your sis...

  12. I think the beautiful sunset was well worth your trip.

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    peace of

  14. LOVE< LOVE<LOVE the sunset! Absolutely gorgeous!

  15. Beautiful sunset. And I bet it was wonderful to spend time with your sister.

  16. What a lovely place to unplug! We should all do that more often! :)

  17. That sunset is gorgeous! I hopped over from TexWis Girl's site because I saw in your comment that your grandparents were married on a Friday the 13th. My husband and I were, too! We celebrate every Friday the 13th and consider it our lucky day. We'll be married 30 years in August. Hope we are blessed with as many years as your grandparents!

  18. I agree with Lisa's comment. Just unplug!

  19. I would really like to have the iron wheels off that cart. I want to make a shepherds hut. No chance I suppose?

  20. How nice to get to spend time with your sister. The glorious sunset is a bonus to remember.

  21. Some people can't understand why I don't take my phone with me everywhere. This is a good reason right here. :)


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