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Invent a theory day

Theories are not just the domain of scientists and philosophers, anyone can create one. In fact, I recommend coming up with a spectacular or ridiculous theory every day.

It’s fun. It’s free. And it stimulates your mind and heart to come up with creative ideas for seeing life.

Jpcabit thought my theory on many earths, which I shared on my “50 posts later post”, was a little OTT.

Let me explain it here, in more detail. Deep breath. Thinking cap on.

Right. Here goes: Let’s just say that there are many ways of feeling life. My way is different to your way. Also, we only use a very small percentage of our brains, which really opens up billions of portals just there for other ways of experiencing life. We are basically just energy. And this world is perceived through our senses, which perceive energy. So matter is a bit of an illusion. And really [she’s faltering here…] consider how many varying ways there are of looking at life. Aren’t we just like sophisticated holograms?

Perhaps it’s a dimensional thing.

Okaaaay, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense, but that’s the exciting thing about some theories, I guess, they only work in your head and then as soon as you share them with someone else you can see that there might be one or two insy-winsy flaws.

But then you can simply think of another one.

So, come up with a theory today. Make it silly. What’s your theory on why men won’t look at the instuctions for IKEA furniture and wonder why they have bolts left over?

Why does the bus arrive when you light a cigarette? As a non-smoker my theory is because some higher power is looking after your health, buddy.

Why do I feel compelled to share ridiculous ideas on my blog….?

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Cosmic stuff

This is a post I will trash tomorrow; I’m pretty certain of it. And I’ll probably write a new post entitled, “Never drink red wine and blog”, as soon as I sit down in front of the computer in the morning, with a slight headache.  But until then I must express something.

We are more than our bodies, our minds, and our beliefs. We are more than the car we drive, the house we live in, the relationships that cause us so much anguish and joy.

We are, at our core, just energy; little bits of light and sound and swirly stuff. Cosmic stuff.

Anyone reading this might think, big deal lady, what’s this got to do with anything?

Good question. The answer is nothing. It has nothing to do with anything.

Just needed to write it down.

Just needed to state it for the record. Don’t be fooled into thinking you’re that suit, that job, that car, even that body. You’re not anything your eyes can see.

You are more.

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Apologies to the New Romantic who is probaby scratching his head over my recent comment

I got ahead of myself again.  New Romantics was not a clue,  although I rather enjoyed reading the blogs in that section.

No, it seems I was in the right place all along: writing.

If anyone can help in the search I’d be very grateful.  I’m looking for a blog somewhere in the Writing section with correct grammar, punctuation, elegant prose, quite possibly discussing the process of editing.  There might be a mention of kale in there too.

Not much to go on, I know, but the other clue is it’s a fairly recent blog.  Started this month.

With breadcrumbs in hand, I wander forth… again.

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By jove, I think she’s done it!!

Wow, I think I’ve found him; the mysterious editor.

I was given the clue, ‘new romantics’ – an interesting group  and well worth perusing by the way, when I stumbled across a blog that I think belongs to Mr A.

I left a note on his blog (and an apology, in case I got it wrong) but I’m about 98% sure I’m right.

And you have to come clean if I’m right, buddy!

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I will leave a trail behind me

It just occurred to me that if I leave a comment on every blog I visit, it will provide a trail for me, like bread crumbs through the forest, until I discover the editor’s hiding place.

I feel ever so slightly nervous about announcing the identity of the mystery editor/ blogger, just in case I get it wrong.

So far, I have three blogs I think might be his, but need more clues…

That’s a hint, A.

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Haven’t found him yet, but it’s fun looking…

Well, the mystery editor is doing a good job of staying hidden.  I’ve read through hundreds of blogs, scanned heaps of interesting articles, looked for clues on every blog I land on.

I’m well and truly impressed with the great blogs out there, which probably slows down my search a little, but not to worry; I’m enjoying myself.

Soon, though I’ll have to insist on a particular category, or a specific blog-time, or a bigger clue.

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My confidence levels have dropped

I thought it would be easy. I thought I’d spot the editor in question’s writing style a mile away. I had been bragging about how easy it was going to be.

But I’ve since discovered that we have been playing this game under a set of very different rules.

His – create a blog (one of the many thousands out there) and see if the writer (me)  can find him. Bloody hell!!
Mine – identify a certain editor out of the comments on this blog. Piece of cake.

So, since seeing the look on my face when I discovered ‘his’ rules, he’s decided to make it a bit easier for me.

Updated rules: He will create a blog (out of the thousands, yep that remains the same) But, very important, he will tell me which two tags he will be hiding in; probably writing and reading? Don’t do politics!!

Not a piece of cake, but not a needle in a haystack challenge  either. Somewhere in the middle.

So, with less confidence than I had yesterday, my search continues…

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