Really Random Thinking

Once again having some random thoughts while watching the birds outside my window. Guess these could be called off-the-wall thinking.

A pretty little bird flew in for breakfast and this bird happens to be named a Titmouse. Such a pretty little thing to have such a strange name. I wondered who thought to name this bird ‘titmouse’? Sounds more like something you would name a rodent, not a little bird. I certainly wouldn’t want to go through life being called a titmouse, but then these little birds don’t know what we humans call them. Makes me wonder what birds call themselves. I’m sure they have names for each other.

There were also a lot of Cardinals this morning, both male and female. The males are such a glorious red and really show up in all the dormant trees. Once again, a wondering thought crossed my mind. Were the Catholic Cardinals named after these beautiful birds or were the birds named after the Catholic Cardinals? Something to ponder. I know there is probably an answer somewhere but sometimes knowing the answer would take away the fun of wondering about things.

While I’m on the subject of things that randomly cross my mind, here are a few more to think about.

Ever notice how it takes so much longer to get to where your going than it does to get back from where you’ve been? Something about time not existing in nature, but is a man-made device. I have always read that time and space do not exist in nature. Sometimes I think I comprehend this theory and other times it completely flies over my head, especially the part about space not existing.

Another thing I noticed coming home the other day with a friend and watching the sun set. Seems like we were watching the sun sink into the western sky forever, constantly changing the sun visor to keep it out of our eyes. Then suddenly, it was gone. Completely below the horizon. After fighting the bright sun for what seemed like hours, in a split second it was gone. Amazing.

While we’re talking about time; I am finding it to be really true that the older I get the faster time goes by. I used to think the old people didn’t know what they were talking about when they would say time is speeding by. In my youth time seemed to drag. It took forever for Christmas to get here and I know it would take many more than 9 months for one school term to end only for the summer vacation to end in the blink of an eye. Another example of how fickle time can be.

Sounds like another post devoted entirely to the discussion of time may be coming soon.

Well, that’s enough rambling for this go round. Many more things to think about and write about. What piques your curiosity? Bet you too have a lot of random thoughts.

Until next time,

Gloria ‘Jeannie’

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