Monday, June 3, 2013

A Sort Of Cynic - Kind Of . . .

Photo - late afternoon sun shining through the clouds.

Life is filled with ups and down and no one ever said it would be easy or fair . . . this I've learned after many years of wishful thinking. 
I'm sure that some time in every one's life they've been duped or mislead.  And, come on admit it,  at one time we all believed in Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. 
There is nothing wrong with having a bit of fantasy in our lives so I certainly understand those who strongly believe in aliens from outer space, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and even mermaids.  Imagination is a wonderful thing as long as it isn't carried to extremes, it gives us a respite from the mundane tediousness of everyday life.
photo- dark afternoon clouds part enough for brilliant sun to shine through like a beacon.

I recall a friend of my mother's, mom always said that Eleanor was off her rocker. Eleanor believed wholeheartedly in aliens and that she herself was a descendant of them.  Was I one to scoff and try to burst her fantasy bubble?  No way.  The woman was in her early 80's let her have her fantasies, as long as they made her happy and didn't hurt anyone.
As for myself, I'm afraid I'm a bit of a cynic.  I've gotten to the point that if I don't see it with my own eyes I tend to dismiss it.  However I always leave just a tiny space for doubt. 
UFOs ?  Never saw one . . . though I have seen airplanes, helicopters , balloons and even those paper sacks with a candle under them called "Sky Lanterns" (often used for ethnic celebrations like Cinco de Mayo or a Quinceañera) .  Yet I cannot believe that we are alone and unique in this vast, infinate space that we know as our universe.
 I also have not seen ghosts . . . though I have heard our house ominously creak, crack, snap and pop late at night (could the spirits be trying to tell me something?).  As for a world of magic and make-believe?  Well, there I'm like Fox Mulder;  I Want To Believe . . . but...
Photo - Every cloud has a silver lining.

May all your fantasies be pleasant and happy ones.  Dream on my dear friends, dream on. :)


  1. Even though I don't believe firmly in either of the above mystical events / creatures, I actually love the alien theme - I've read the Blue Book and other books on the topic (UFO, encounters) and watch the alien themed series on channels like Discovery, etc., the X-files, of course :)

  2. Dreaming and believing is essential!! I think having a wonderful imagination and love of something is great as long as like you said, it doesn't hurt anyone. A little "off your rocker" can be a good thing! ;-) Where would this world be without the dreamers and believers?

  3. I 100% believe in Sasquatch, yet I am on the fence about god. I identify myself as an atheist, but I do wonder if there is some kind of creator out there....not the christian version or the bible, or if it's truly just evolution. So many mysteries out there. I often thought that, after you die, if all of life's great mysteries would finally be revealed. Who killed JFK, cryptozoologic creatures, what happened to Amelia Earhart, are there ghosts and aliens.

    I've never seen a UFO but I think we'd be really silly to think we are the only intelligent beings in the universe. I wonder if the UFOs people see are secret military prototypes.

  4. I think a healthy, balanced belief in miracles and magical things is so important -- I think to keep a child-like wonder, at least some degree of it, is essential to having joy and creativity in life. I guess sometimes we see the terrible things that happen in the world and we get cynical, which could lead to bitterness or joylessness -- but no, we must stay positive, and actively, deliberately hold on to faith and hope :)

  5. I agree with almost all you stated. I do believe in ghosts, the after life, and angels. I've experienced two out the three. Ghosts, and angels...

  6. Great post!

    I have never seen any of those things either, but I believe it could be possible. We all need to dream and have an active imagination, thats what makes us happy.

    Your reference to Fox Mulder make me miss the X-Files just a little bit :)

    I love your second photo it very intriguing!
    Everyday Inspired


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