Today’s Stream of Consciousness post from Linda Hill is:
“….. Use the word “whatever” any way you’d like. Bonus points if you start your post with it. Have fun!” Learn more about #SoCS HERE.
“Whatever,” was a popular response from teenagers in the 80s or 90s. It could be frustrating for parents or teachers who interpreted the word as, “I don’t care.” But now I see it as a useful word when I need to let go of something I can’t control, something I’ve been mulling over or analyzing nearly to death.
On one hand, it could be considered apathetic – a word similar to sin in my book once upon a time. But we can’t care about EVERYTHING. This comes from someone who has cared too much over the years. Oh, I still care, but I need to choose how much energy I’m going to put into caring, cause the energy isn’t what it used to be. Prioritize! That’s my word for this year. I don’t really use the word, “whatever” in that way, but it does have its place.
Some things are priorities, though.
Whatever happens, I’ll always love you, said the mother to the son.
Whatever happens, take care of the children. And the pets.
Whatever happens, life must go on.
Whatever happens, don’t let the gremlins get wet. (Just so we don’t get too serious.)
There’s an old song that goes,
“Wherever we go, whatever we do, we’re gonna get through it together…. “
I looked it up before I started writing. That’s not really planning. I was just curious. Turns out, it’s from the musical, Gypsy originally starring Ethel Merman, I think. I looked it up on YouTube.
Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard. Sorry. That was my take on it. Then I thought, what if I could find someone singing that song to a dog? or a cat? Well, I couldn’t find that. But what I did find was people singing with their dogs. Let me see if I can go back and find one now as I drop anchor in the stream just for a moment to take a look in the down below the surface…..
Well, that always takes longer than I thought with diversions and what not. I couldn’t listen to any dogs howling because Mama Cat is next to me as I type this Friday night and she didn’t like hearing dogs howl. Marley, is in the back room with David, and it’s Mama Cat’s time with me.
Anyway, here’s one that came up with no howling. It’s short and sweet:
The girl with a sweet voice is singing, “You Are My Sunshine” to the dog who they are fostering while the dog’s guardian is deployed for a year in the Navy.
Dogs and kids. Gotta love ’em. If not, then…… whatever.
At least be kind.
I found this on Facebook a few days ago. The dogs looks like Marley, but Marley is bigger and has a big head.
Be sure to visit Linda’s SoCS post at the link above for more streams or whatever.