Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Deja Moo

Today was one of those days when I felt like I was a traveler belonging to another place and time. It's almost as if there was a slight shift in the space time continumum and I didn't get the memo.
I've felt like this before. I'm doing something, trying to concentrate, but my eyes seem to become slightly unfocused and I experience life, but it's not in real time.
I remember this experience as a child and hearing my mother say -- he's growing. I'm not sure where she got that, but I remember it as if it were yesterday.
It's that place in your mind where 'deja vu' seems to thrive. I know some of you are probably saying, what's old Rick been snorting. It's hard to explain.
Anyhow, I made it through the day without any major faux pas, but fortunately I realized it early and took precautionary measures. I drove more slowly, and avoided high traffic areas.
This evening on the way home, after I visited with my mom, I pulled in to the boat launch and walked to the finger of land that separates the Mulberry and Black Warrior Rivers. I pulled a blanket from behind the seat of my truck and sat close to the water for a long time.
The water looked like cocoa from all the rain we've had the last few days, but the sun which had been shy the last few days, came out and warmed my back.
I began to slowly feel the world come back into sync. I thought to myself, "I wonder if I'm growing?"
It hard to say, but I did snap a photo with my iPhone. And being in this kind of mood, it's hard to leave well enough alone, so I doctored the photograph with some of the photo-doctoring-software I have on the phone, and this picture is the result.

OK, I'll leave you with a joke -- Have you ever experienced 'Deja Moo'?
It's that feeling you've heard this bull(you know what) before.


  1. Anonymous10:07 PM

    Many's the time I've been moooooved in just such a way.

  2. I do know what you're feeling. Sometimes it can be comforting...often not.


  3. Hope all is well. Y'all must of got a lot of rain to make the water look like cocoa. Take care.

  4. Anonymous10:30 PM

    My mother always use to say if we would tell her about feeling still can remember it
    so it is allgood.You made a great doctored picture;))

  5. Anonymous11:22 PM

    Hello Rick! Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing such kind words. I greatly appreciate it. I love the "life stories" you share here, and the great photos you take! I look forward to reading your future posts ~ my favorite line in this post is your description of the water as cocoa (never heard that before, but I liked it!!). Have a beautiful evening ~ and many blessings!! ~ alice

  6. Nice photo - kind of a surrealistic vibe going on there. Just fit with the mood you were in.

    Glad you slowed down to take in the mooooment.

  7. Life is one growing cycle!!! Whatever, it's good to have a sense of humour about things!

    Love your pic!! And your joke. Deja Moo! LOL!

    Take care

  8. Kinda makes ya' wanna go back to bed and start over, huh... Yep. I know. And that's what colors the beauty of being able to come back home.

  9. I love the way you play with your pictures. It's good seeing the world through slightly skewed eyes :-)

  10. You really are amazing Professor Watson!

    Nice picture! Nice doctoring too...


  11. Great pic Rick!

  12. I love the photo! The water does look like cocoa.

  13. I have felt this exact way ever since I've been taking these antibiotics! Really, I'm not kidding!
    Love Di ♥

  14. I agree with Old Kitty.
    A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life.


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