It All Begins and Ends in Your Mind
Oct06

It All Begins and Ends in Your Mind

  At night, wanting to sleep, a thought slips into mind. That's where it begins. Resistence is low, so the thought comes and goes. Mostly however, it hovers there, in the back of the mind and grows. Taking control, gaining power. It has that sort of power that keeps sleep at bay, as if allowed. Then, realizing that, and not wanting that, it's the thought that is let go from the mind. No longer in the mind… where it...

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Drink a Cup to Innocence
Dec31

Drink a Cup to Innocence

Tonight, yes, there is a special midnight moment to mention. Enjoy the music and video!   Find an old friend or imagine one to be there to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. You have made memories in 2016 and relived memories from the years that have passed. A hand held, a smile given and returned, young and old alike. People came into your life, people left your life. Music played. If you have regrets, make a change in 2017....

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Wake Up Friend
Jun22

Wake Up Friend

Wake up, friend… “Midnight is another planet! When the clock strikes twelve and if you are asleep, wake up, friend, and discover the beauties of this new planet: Discover the silence; discover the tranquility; speak to the owls, speak to the moon; greet the hedgehogs and disappear in the midst of the mists!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan   image source (CC BY 2.0): “Dark Woman” by SenoX 66 on...

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We survived 2014
Dec31

We survived 2014

Somehow, someway, we survived 2014. It wasn't the best of years for our world, yet we're still here. Dare I say “Happy New Year”? Perhaps lessons were learned. Perhaps new life was breathed into our purpose. It's a little planet, a wondrous planet, so full of life. It's a gem, isn't...

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What Are Midnight Thoughts Without Dreams?
Dec28

What Are Midnight Thoughts Without Dreams?

  Is it possible to dream what we were last thinking before falling asleep? “I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.” ~ Joseph Heller People aside, because thinking of the people that have been in your life makes it too easy to bring them into a dream. It's the thoughts… the subject of the thoughts… even those that may make for bad dreams: the...

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A Random Walk Through Midnight Thoughts
Dec25

A Random Walk Through Midnight Thoughts

  No, really, I do not know if these thoughts came to anyone in the middle of the night (they're not mine). But these thoughts exist, and do run through my mind, if not by the exact quote, by some varying and fleeting manner. Often obscure, often incomplete. When I am half-awake, half-asleep, not knowing which is which. “It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.” ~ Arthur C Clarke “Name...

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Night and Memory Suppress Idle Details
Dec20

Night and Memory Suppress Idle Details

As Jorge Luis Borges was known to say… “I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.” …wouldn't you tend to agree? Granted, one must actually be out and surrounded by the night and not encapsulated in some room, no matter how dimly lit – the night has properties to it, and midnight...

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The School of Dreams
Dec18

The School of Dreams

  Who taught us to dream? How do we “know” to dream? In my mind, I attended the School of Dreams at an age that I can not recall, as a being that I do not remember. However it was accomplished, my instructors were quite good. To this very day I can attest to that. Tonight I will know once again, a dream world. I may walk in it alone, as a shadow, or I may soar through it magically without wings. Others may be...

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Trouble Is You Think You Have Time
Sep19

Trouble Is You Think You Have Time

#midnightthought — Budda. So many thoughts. So many times quoted. This single thought, however, could be the basis for an entire book: “The trouble is, you think you have time.” When you're young, time is of little concern except for those life events such as approaching holidays, birthdays, parties, dates, and a multitude of other personally anticipated times. This quote is not about those times… If you're...

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Being Without Leads to Problems
Sep12

Being Without Leads to Problems

This should be a #midnightthought… Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: We act without thinking or We keep thinking without acting. Put another way… being without leads to problems. Are you guilty of either? Charge me with both counts… but unlike years past, both situations have greatly improved!     image source:...

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Furniture That Does Tricks?
Aug24

Furniture That Does Tricks?

#midnightthought To a cat, people are just furniture that does tricks. To a dog, people are… well… the photo says it all.       about the cat image (CC BY-SA 2.0): “Cat on Head” by Paul Stein on Flickr “…they've been a team for a few years. You can find the Catman near events and popular spots in NYC.” about the dog image (CC BY 2.0) “Buddha dog” by SuperFantastic on...

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A Place For Robots
Aug17

A Place For Robots

File this one under Midnight Thoughts. You know what…? Mars IS populated entirely by robots! Public domain image by NASA, via Wikimedia Commons Comment inspired by Shower...

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Invented Worlds
Aug16

Invented Worlds

This image is being shown to you because it pretty much represents a midnight thought or even a dream thought. It's a place that exists only in your mind, thanks now, in large part, to the creative mind of Oriol Jolonch.   Oriol is an artist with a natural gift to create invented realities. This scene is just one that resulted from his imagination. As a photographer and digital media artist, he creates an alternative view for the...

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Make Mistakes
Jul27

Make Mistakes

#midnightthought — “You are supposed to make mistakes – that's life.” Have you ever tried explaining this to your teacher when you failed that test? Have you ever tried explaining it your parents…? Have you ever tried explaining it to yourself, time and time again… until it makes sense? Because, once you get out of school, move out on your own, get into relationships… you'll learn that making...

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Continuous Small Treats
Jul03

Continuous Small Treats

#midnightthought “One of the secrets of a Happy Life is continuous small treats.” Iris Murdoch agrees. She is credited with that midnight thought, not me… I'll grant her that, as for me, I'd rather have continuous small...

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The Mark Of An Educated Mind
Jul01

The Mark Of An Educated Mind

#midnightthought — It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~...

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