Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Reduced or Lifted

Daily Draw: Rosetta Tarot ~ 5 of Coins

Meleen would have us flip the switch and move on. I know there are families 'off the grid', leaving modern life behind. I can think of situations where we'd all be reduced to that life. Or to be fair lifted to it.

I'm reminded by this card of the PBS House series, Colonial House, Manor House, Frontier House, 1940 House, 1900 House. I'd recommend any and all when feeling pressured by modern day life. The good old days weren't. Today is the good old day to improve tomorrow.

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  1. I cannot image life without toilet paper.

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    1. ah, but you are just a child. My aunt and uncle and my best friend both had outies, and aunt always had sears catalogs at hand ;) In the real old days if you had the finances to buy or skill to build a seat, in winter you brought it back to the house when finished, the next person headed out would take it back. No doubt more than you need to know, buy you never know, do you?

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    2. You can walk into any of my sisters or my home and we will each have at least three months supply of toilet paper. Must be something from childhood. I think we did use some of the Sears catalogue for swiping, that changed when it clogged up septic system.

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    3. We have an outie but the seat stays there :)

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    4. You'd make it portable if it got 20-40 degrees below zero like much of our midwest!

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    5. Ouch! I was wondering why...

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  2. Sometimes I have those dreams of leaving everything behind and become entirely self sufficient. But luckily I always wake up in time because I am much too accustomed to the luxuries of my life as it is right now

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    1. that is just it isn't it? We do love the microwaves and dvd players and printers and links with people all over the world. But we don't seem very adept at recognizing, when is too much.

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  3. "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there"
    L. P. Hartley

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    1. Hey, that is a great one, I'm moving it up to the post! Than you for pausing to comment, I appreciate it.

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    2. I also like that. I will remember that line and observation.

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    3. You're very welcome! Happy to contribute. :)

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  4. Running away never seems to solve much unless there is someone chasing you.

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    1. I think a day away can do more for us. If we know we are coming back, away is precious. We had the oddest anniversary yesterday, we didn't mean to, but it came out so well. As opposed to the disasters on the last three years ;)

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