May the Maestro Cue the Zen

As part of the first twelve days collection, today ends May. On January 5th I said I wanted May to go away. I feel exactly like that today. Goodbye May!

May was like this beautiful rose. It had its moments of beauty,  but it also had thorns.

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My birthday present from an offspring.

One minor low point of the month became a major high point. Life is funny that way.

I was trying to create a pod-cast and never did succeed in finishing it. I had to download iTunes for some reason and I doubted it would work on my non-Apple computer. I did manage to do it, and then I contemplated the three month trial period for the free music. I quickly realized that for only $5 more a month, I could convert the youngest offspring’s service to a family plan and we could all listen to our music. I failed miserably in trying to make the change.

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The rose didn’t grow according to plan any better than my pod-cast

The youngest came home and also found it challenging. Though the offspring (all of whom have i phones) were easily able to listen to music, I was unable to do so on my computer or phone. On the third day I decided to just type in Billy Joel in the search box and low and behold, I was listening to Goodbye Saigon.

Next was Lady Gaga, and eventually the Doors. My human came home and said, “I didn’t know you listened to the Doors.”

I said, “I didn’t know either, but in Goodbye Saigon they passed the Doors tape, so I thought I’d give it a try.”

I haven’t really listened to music in a long time. I have been listening in May and I recall saying these words to my computer, “Maestro, cue the zen.” Guess what, he did.

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Beauty is found in a variety of music and colors.

 

I had a thought the other day while I sat on my chair and watched a Netflix series for an entire weekend. Maybe May is just like the last month of pregnancy. Some people nest, and others don’t.

When I was pregnant with my first offspring people often told my human that he should watch for me suddenly cleaning everything. That would mean I was “nesting” and the baby would be born soon. What actually happened the day before my baby was born was I stayed on my side on the couch and watched Lifetime or Hallmark movies all day.

This isn’t to say I spent all of May laying around doing nothing. I did work. I did take care of some unpleasant events that turned out to be acceptable. I did get some gardening done. I just didn’t keep up with my blog or any other writing activities.

I like the idea that this month was my month to rest up for the birth of something new and exciting in June. Unlike the reality of bringing a new baby into the world, I don’t think June will be filled with sleepless nights and endless feedings and diaper changes.

I hope to do a series of photos from my gardens that I will put together in a collection entitled “The Out-of-shape Gardener.” I have already started to take pictures so I am ahead of things for now.

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Same rose, just a bug’s view. June is looking up!

 

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I am a dreamer who loves to explore the world through words. I hope to inspire others to live in peace and be their best selves. I also have an affinity for flamingos, gnomes, and all things magical. They live happily in my gardens.

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7 comments on “May the Maestro Cue the Zen
  1. joey says:

    I can’t imagine a life without music, daily, alawt. Glad you found Goodnight Saigon and the Doors — you fail to mention if you passed the hash pipe? lol
    Lady Gaga I love the album with Alejandro. I don’t know the names of things, but she sings that name 689 times or somethin. Love that album.
    I used to be ACES with iTunes, and then I didn’t buy anything/use it for so long that I missed all the adjustment to the updates and ended up playing the fool for a good few hours one Saturday this May.
    Roses are pretty at any angle, but that one looks better for the bugs’ views 🙂

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I’m finding it hard to believe that I have to learn yet another way to consume music. I still remember buying 45s

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  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    I think I’m going to embrace that expression “cue the zen” this weekend. I need some zen. I want some zen. Zen would be very good 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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