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Dream a Little Meme of Me

The internet has taught us to speak in emojis,
acronyms,
abbreviations (ironic the word for abbreviation is so long),
memes
and gifs…
Language?
Art form?
Both?

 

In Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka gleefully warned us, We are the dreamers of memes. How dreadfully true.

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John Lennon was all up in memes, A meme you meme alone is only a meme. A meme you meme together is reality.

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You may say Lennon was a Memer but he wasn’t the only one…

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Bob Dylan promised, I’ll let you be in my memes if I can be in yours. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/11/17/follow-your-dreams-go-to-bed/

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Douglas Adams spewed philosophically (if that isn’t a word it should be), He felt that his whole life was some kind of meme and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.

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Henry David Thoreau felt deeply, Memes are the touchstones of our characters.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Ralph Waldo Emerson begged us to, Dare to live the life you have memed for yourself. Go forward and make your memes come true.

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William Shakespeare knew, without a doubt that There are more things in Heaven and Earth…than are meme-t of in your philosophy. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

Edgar Allan Poe warned us, All that we see or seem is but a meme within a meme.

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Dumbledore told Harry Potter that It does not do to dwell on memes and forget to live. Wise words, J.K. Rowling.

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Eleanor Roosevelt offered sage advice, The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their memes.

Always a visionary, Vincent van Gogh artfully revealed, I meme my painting and I paint my memeThat is deep, yo.

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Not to be outdone, Charles Dickens waxed poetic, I wish you to know that you have been the last meme of my soul. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/02/06/dont-stop-me-now/

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So remember, Life Is A Meme…

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Sweet Memes (Are Made of This). https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/10/03/sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/

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True or not, I Can Meme, Can’t I?

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Don’t get caught by the Meme Police

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Especially if You Had Too Much To Meme Last Night. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/08/22/umbrella/

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Walk the Boulevard of Broken Memes with a Meme Lover In Your Wildest Memeshttps://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/05/25/crapathy/

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All you Day Meme Believers. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/07/15/see-you-again/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/I Can Meme About You, my Meme Warrior

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But Only In My Memes on A Midsummer Night’s Meme. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/05/04/i-will-always-blog-love-you/

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Erma Bombeck trumpeted, It takes a lot of courage to show your memes to someone else.

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I Memed A Meme today knowing A Meme Is A Wish Your Heart Makes.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery was ahead of her time, penning Anne of Meme Gables, showing us we may tire of reality but we will never tire of memes.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/

No one has the right to rain on your memes, don’t stop meme-ing, you Meme Weavers https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/04/22/wish-you-were-here/

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Welcome to a brave new world of infinite memes. Sweet Memes Baby. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/01/06/im-not-inclined-to-resign-to-maturity/

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/04/25/dream-a-little-meme-of-me/Alas, the meme art form may wither and die, from spelling mistakes that almost make you cry…

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Then, behold, a Requiem for a Meme.

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Is all a Meme-ception? Memes within memes within memes? I’ve played here with some quotes, some memes while waiting, ever-so-patiently, so it seems, for Avengers: Endgame, because I really believe on screens start some dreams (Marvel-lous is the moral, stand up for goodness and kindness https://yadadarcyyada.com/2019/03/25/welcome-to-your-life/, no matter what and no matter how often you get knocked down; worth meme-ing about). While we wait, why not follow/subscribe to my blog, like, comment, share…prepare.

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Here’s to the ones who Meme, as foolish as they may seem.

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Follow Your Dreams, I mean, Memes.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

1ahappy12Everyday in the media and social media I hear about happiness.

Happiness Projects,
Happiness Quotients,
Happiness Index,
Gross National Happiness,
polls, songs, quotes…
what’s with all the happiness?

Is wretchedness and melancholy really that out of style?

Where are the memes celebrating the drudgery of everyday life?

Where are all the T-shirts promoting doom and gloom?

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If happiness is sooooo easy why does everyone have to be constantly reminded to be happy?

When did we become so obsessed with measuring and quantifying happiness? When it became big business, that’s when. I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness lately so I was drawn to The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being by William Davies (Verso). I felt the book was overly academic, like I needed a degree in something to understand it, but it did have some fascinating, logical, brilliant, and disturbing points about how we’re being sold happiness and at what cost. Happiness is a new religion.

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But what if we’re being sold a one-size-fits-all happiness coat? It seems to insulate us against heartache, but instead, it’s drafty, the seams are fraying, and oops, it’s not waterproof. I’ve been sales-pitched happiness for years, and I’m starting to feel consumer fatigue. I’m guessing a lot of people aren’t feeling ‘the happy’ the way they’re told they should be feeling it, especially if the amount of loneliness, antidepressants, and boredom are any indication.

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I find people endlessly fascinating, though I could live to be a 1000 and still never grasp their full complexity. Maybe I don’t want to, there’s nothing more thrilling than a mystery. I’ve observed that people seem to think they have to add things and people to their life to be happier, but what if it’s quite the opposite, what if you have to remove things and people to be happier?

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I decided to start my own Happiness Savings Plan – pool then diversify my assets and lose some liabilities. I want to make sure I keep falling in love, over and over again, with my son’s laughter, books, music, clouds, chocolate, TV, movies, loved ones, conversation, kittens, dreams, puppies, laughter, hope…I’m tired of hearing about: The Kardashians, FIFA, Bruce Jenner/Caitlyn (I don’t care about the choice, I’m just sick of endless publicity-seeking), spy pigeons, wrinkled selfies (pretty much all selfies at this point actually), drought shaming, fat shaming, age shaming, sex mad marsupials…sigh, I’m feeling less happy just thinking about it all.

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So for the next 365 days my plan is to make changes, one per day, mostly removing things; perhaps it will make me happier, perhaps not, only time will tell.

I invite you, my dear readers to join, if you so wish, don’t feel like you need to, or do the same changes. And don’t worry, there won’t be endless posts about my C-C-Changes Plan, just an update here and there…

My first week is as follows:

1. Remove 15 minutes or more of internet time per day.

2. Remove 15 minutes or more of news/politics per day.

3. Remove 15 minutes or more of sitting per day.

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4. Give up one TV show.

5. Change 15 minutes of screen time into reading or listening to a book time.

6. Take 15 minutes or more to organize .

7. Learn something new each day.

It might be challenging, but as G.K. Chesterton reminded us, “There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”

P.S. I’m going for less.