Having worked a shift that had more crickets present than customers, I can say that I survived. It wasn’t that bad. I just wish that it would’ve been more busy.
So what does someone do when they’re all by their lonesome on Memorial Day? They go to the Cottage Creamery and get an ice cream cone, or course! Mine was a scoop of peanut butter cups and fudge with a scoop of coffee toffee on a waffle cone. Afraid that my “two scoop” ice cream tower would topple, the woman waiting on me provided a bowl to catch the ice cream just in case. It was really just insurance, since I ended up not needing the bowl after all.
While I ate my tower of ice cream, I took in all the people-watching. Two old ladies got some ice cream and sat down. Following that, a gentleman who was a friend of the parents brought two little girls for their ice cream. One looked six and the other looked four. One of them wanted sprinkles on their ice cream, so the woman waiting on them granted the little girl’s request.
Being the fast eater that I was, I finished my ice cream and was leaving, just as the friend of the parents loaded the two girls into the back of his Chevy Equinox.
Now that I’m home from my ice cream journey, I will just remain calm and take it easy. Remaining calm is the best way to generate the ideas. When you’re in a panic, the ideas don’t want to come out. When you’re in the right state of mind, the ideas will flourish.
Muse: That’s right…Easy does it…
You’re pretty calm.
Muse: I am. I have been in this state all day. It’s a perpetual state that I will never leave.
What if something dire or serious happens?
Muse: Then it just happens. Life is too short to lose control.
Wouldn’t you get angry or upset?
Muse: Those emotions are too strong. Why use all that energy in a wasteful manner? Just close your eyes, breathe deeply, and relax…Pretend that you are in a lush garden with a flowing waterfall…
So nothing can change your mood at all. Not one thing?
Muse: Nothing can change it. I could lose my best friend, money or property. What would getting upset accomplish? This is my permanent emotional state. Can you feel the calmness? Do you hear the whisper of the air? Do you see the sun smiling down on you?
I feel calm, but you’re taking it to the extreme.
Muse: If that’s your perception, then I’m content. Regardless of the weather, it doesn’t sway my aura of calmness…
I’m going to take it easy now.
Muse: Please do. I will do the same…in my room…
*Muse vanishes in a gentle mist of light*
Being that calm is too unbalanced. There is nothing wrong with being calm, but you have to allow room for the other emotions.
Besides the ice cream, I am just going to continue the pursuit for work. Will it be on this website? Could there be another opportunity elsewhere? Only time will tell.
Today’s high is going to be 80 degrees and the silver lining is having the rest of this day off.
To those of you who have enjoyed your Memorial Day, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.
Muse: A gentle mist…A quiet whisper…The calm and tranquil radiance coursing through my veins…I have done it. I have become it. I am calmness…