Posted in Doctor Who, Fibromyalgia, kindness, social media

Like Breath on a Mirror stays, brief, a stray thought, a ghost, like breath on a mirror, lingering, but soon gone. Yet I can’t stop my mind from going to the same thought. My mind keeps wondering, pondering, wandering, wanting, needing to know, is it true, in Doctor Who, “The Time of the Doctor” as The Doctor regenerates from Matt Smith to Peter Capaldi (oh, the cruelty of that bow tie falling when I was still getting over David Tennant – more chocolate please!)…is everything you are gone, like breath on a mirror? Do we all change so much, different people throughout our lives, or deep down, do we, at our core remain the same?

I’ve been away from blogging and been heavily indulging…in a little self-improvement (a long way to go, but who doesn’t like a project?). know the truth, so why do I still get dismayed, disheartened, discouraged, disappointed? Why do I get frustrated when things don’t work the way they should? know life isn’t fair…or do I? Deep down, am I the same little girl who believed that life could be fair, good, right? Will I ever learn or do I want to? I’ve had a rough few weeks, blah blah blah Fibromyalgia other dramas, I won’t bore you, the world has had it rougher than me; watched The X-Files (made things a little better) Season 11 Episode 7 “Rm9sbG93ZXJz”– captivated and horrified, as Chris Carter intended; AI (Artificial Intelligence), alleged “Smart” technology ran amok, learning from our online behavior (oh nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!). lines from Jurassic Parkkeep scratching at my brain, Dr. Alan Grant/Sam Niall, “The world has just changed so radically, and we’re all running to catch up.”

and Dr. Ian Malcolm/Jeff Goldblum, “…so preoccupied with whether they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.”. AI is fallible, maybe we shouldn’t be putting all our electronic or Easter or dinosaur eggs in one basket.

X-Files asked this week if we were teaching our children well (we need more CSNY Crosby/Stills/Nash and Young). We tell our children to be: honest, kind, caring, loving, hopeful, empathetic, compassionate…but what about our actions? They should do as we say, not as we do; the survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida certainly are. These brave children learned life isn’t fair, but also, people are fallible, those in authority are fallible – you need many voices, being heard, to make a positive (in this case long overdue) change. Their, our, rights should matter just as much, if not more, than those of gun manufacturers. Having a gun can’t possibly be as important as having a life. Simple logic. should feed their dreams, the ones they pick, be happy, as long as it doesn’t hurt others. Times change and so must we, as long as we remember everyone we were.

So as I drive along the information superhighway, on the road I’ll try to remember the story of “Tay” on Twitter (seriously, look it up) and have a code to try to live by, adding good things to social media… because what happens on the internet is not like breath on a mirror, it will stay, etched in the glass of our lives for as long as the internet breathes.



Very me

48 thoughts on “Like Breath on a Mirror

  1. Invisible illness, I know it well. It struck me that you minimize your pain to comfort others. How long will we do this? I mean, life goes on, yes-but it saddens me to think that we don’t think we’re worth a good pity party once in awhile. 🙂


    1. Oh I know how to throw a fantabulous pity party, there’s quite a few posts among the 600+ on here that are very boo-hoo of me, but I can’t do it when people are suffering like the Parkland students and their families and friends, but stick around… 😉
      Hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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  2. Glad you’re back, Donna, and hope that you’re feeling better ❤

    So much truth and light in your post. I totally agree when you say: "Having a gun can’t possibly be as important as having a life. Simple logic." I have yet to fathom America's fascination with guns.


    1. Glad to be here, so far, so good, how about you?
      It’s as though common sense and logic took a vacation and never bothered going home and the excuse that the right to bear arms was in a Constitution written in 1776 – let’s do everything like it’s 1776 – no indoor plumbing, no electricity, no cars, planes, no TV, internet, let’s go back to using mercury and arsenic and who knows what to cure illness (I use the word cure ironically)…what else? And if I hear one more time they need things like AR-15s for hunting, please, if you need an AR-15 or something like it to hunt, you’re not good at it, get a different hobby. Lives matter more and we should protect children, not put them in harm’s way.
      Hope this week treats you well and common sense and logic have a staycation from now on. 🙂


  3. Thank you Yada, you brightened the day as always, I hope you are well and feeling good again. You have a beautiful way of making me laugh and think at the same time (that’s tough for me).
    Your mention of Parkland touched me, that’s just an hour from where I live. I am so proud of these young people, they will, in the not too distant future make their wishes known at the polls.
    Have a great day ❤

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    1. I’m always happy to be here with you all, I really must push myself to do it more often, sometimes I just think, what can I add that isn’t already there, is it needed, what’s the point and then I think…add something good, that’s always needed. 🙂
      These children are amazing, I am in awe of them, they’ve taken a situation that could have broken them and instead, they’re fixing a broken system. They will change the world. They make me cry every time they talk, but in a I’m so happy way. 🙂
      Hope this weekend treats you wonderfully, big hugs xoxoxox

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      1. I know, my heart breaks over what they and all parents are living (a nightmare) but they are so remarkably mature and determined , I think the boomers will soon have a new and progressive force that they weren’t expecting in these kids. I want you to know that your writing is a joy to read but take care of yourself that’s priority. Sending hugs xoxo 😘 enjoy the weekend !


      2. They are certainly an inspiration! 🙂
        Thank you, you’re too kind, I’m getting better at the self-care stuff, with some setbacks (lol), but I’m trying. 🙂
        Thank you for the hugs, much appreciated and I’m sending some back. Best wishes for the rest of the week and every single day!!! xoxoxo

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    1. It is and it’s certainly making me wonder, which lead me to another post I started to write. 😉
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly, Jan and thanks for dropping by. 🙂


  4. You don’t need me to tell you that you’ve been missed. It goes without saying. I assumed you had a good reason and didn’t email you. Fibromyalgia is cruel and I with there was something I could do to make it easier to bear or even to take the pain away altogether. I’m just thrilled you’ve stopped punishing us and have come back to torment us instead. Such sweet discomfort.
    Welcome Back
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx


    1. Email me anytime, dear David, you are never a burden or trouble. 🙂
      I’m working through some things, slowly, but getting there.
      I’ll keep trying to come back and I still hang around. 🙂
      Hope you and yours are going well, happy and content.
      Wishing you a lovely weekend.
      Massive You Help The Pain hugs xoxox


  5. Donna, you really nailed it (as always). Sharing everywhere, because everyone should read this — every word.
    Times change, and the US Constitution makes allowances for that — yet the right amendments don’t get made. Personally, those who think the items relevant to guns don’t need to change — then those people need to spend a few years living in the conditions of 1776, all of them… single load guns, make your own ammunition, outhouses, no electricity, no garbage service, no refrigerators, no telling when an invading force would tromp through your front yard… Send them back to that if they don’t think things should change.

    I’ve said many times… As long as we love our guns more than we love our children, this kind of horrific disaster will keep happening… 😦 That is precisely what it boils down to!
    Sorry to use your beautiful blog to rant. Great big hug.

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      1. This has been an up and down winter, but nice enough right now. 🙂
        Please, stand up on your soapbox again and again, everywhere!!! 🙂
        Mega hugs on the wing on a soapbox hugs xoxoxo

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      2. Thank you, dear Teagan and to you as well, I’m holding out hope that we are moving forward, but the fight goes on; but knowing there are women out there like you helps me believe, dear friend. 🙂 Mega good vibes hugs xoxox


    1. Thank you so much for the delightful reblog, you’re too kind, but I really appreciate it. Thanks for spreading a message of hope and compassion. 🙂
      Best wishes for the week ahead and always. 🙂

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      1. Oh yes. When adults refuse to protect children from foreseeable danger they can be prosecuted for child abuse.

        “An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.”

        This definition of child abuse and neglect refers specifically to parents and other caregivers.

        ‘Lawmakers’ are ‘other caregivers’ because they make laws that directly affect the quality of our children’s lives.

        Lawmakers who refuse to take action to stop these shootings are as guilty of murder as the shooters.


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