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Friday, January 22, 2016

High Wire? Friday5: Balance

Friday 5 for January 22: Balance

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5.  The button in the side bar is the link back to this mind teasing meme.  Come on over and play!  It's fun, if you aren't a scold like me.

1. When opposing forces in your life pull you in different directions, how do you recenter yourself and find balance?  What can you do?  Whom do you trust?
Well in my life it was a nasty war, I suppose, and the threat it posed to my generation, many of whom did not come back or came back crippled in body, soul, or mind.  It took a big toll in Mr.Z's and my graduating classes.  It reached out and scooped up my mother's only son.  

Opposing Forces....  Truth and lies: These opposing forces in my life, a set of forces in history that I lived through that threatened to pull America apart. Nearly every man on both sides of my family had fought in the second World War, but this thing was fundamentally different.  It was something that you could tell in your gut was a war of aggression.

At the time, I re-centered myself in a series of steps.  Early on, there was a mother's group organizing as well as other groups, and this was pretty hard to do in an air force town.  That was step one, getting together with other mothers of like mind.

 I also bought and read,  The Making of a Quagmire.  That's when I knew we absolutely had to oppose this thing.  There were other materials but this book was enlightening, to say the least.  It increased the focus.

After the shock of discovering the true impetus of the war, I re-balanced myself and decided to FIGHT them and joined as many of the protests  as I could.  I fasted- something I'd never done before- I also prayed constantly, to be guided.  
This war was a Hell to which my only surviving brother was headed, as well as many of my cousins, uncles, and friends. Like many others I knew we had to stop the madness.  I trust Americans to hang together when they aren't being lied to.  

Whom do I trust?  I trust my People, the ones who have to do all the fighting and dying when Brigands run the country.  My people, Americans, they are the ones I trust.  

2. What are often the greatest threats to your overall balance?
All of it's still going on and it's even more hidden and illegal.  I think about this all day.  How to stop it, or, if it even can be stopped.  This Country has never been at peace since I was born!  

3. If you could add just a little more of one thing to your life and have a little less of another, what would they be?
 To add?  Absolute Silence of the Mind.  Less?  IDK ....Wishing?

4. What are pluses and minuses of hanging out with mercurial people, and what are pluses and minuses of hanging out with even-keeled people? Which tend to populate your social groups most?
Mine?  This seems like an impossible question to answer.  When the chips are down, people find their temperament hardening, and they gird their loins so to speak.  And when things ease up, so do they.  They can be the same people, these mercurial and even keeled ones.

5. What’s you greatest challenge in maintaining a balanced diet?
Being educated in what one's body needs, daily, to support itself.  There is so much yelling going on in the food "industry".  A deafening Din if there is one!

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely weekend!


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, intense is the word. I clearly misunderstood the intent as well as the context of the questions, and am also stubbornly mercurial at times. *draws tiny devil who made me do it*

  2. I don't think it's only your country, but the peoples keeps trying to make others change their minds and habits into theirs, if they want to, by force.

    When there wouldn't have been people like you the world now would be far worse. Thanks!

  3. Thank you Greetje Greets. I suppose I feel it all so keenly because of all the lies, and all the money made off the pain and sacrifice of the honorable and the innocent. And this was done by MY country's rich, living in the biggest and oldest Democracy in the world community. I'm ashamed of them. Truly ashamed.


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