TIMES IN MY LIFE

A WOMAN'S VIEW

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THOUGHTS by b. Malin

HAVE WE BECOME A WORDLESS SOCIETY? WE DON'T LOOK, WE DON'T TALK, AND WE HARDLY EVER TOUCH UNLESS NECESSARY. WHY?

BUT WE WILL TEXT, TEXT, TEXT, ALL THE WAY HOME, AS WE PASS EACH OTHER IN STONEY SILENCE. NOT A GLANCE, NOR A NOD OF RECOGNITION. WHY?

WE DON'T REALLY HATE OUR BROTHERS....OR FEAR OUR SISTERS TRIUMPHS. ALTHOUGH, SOMEONE ELSES SUCCESS MAKES US UNEASY. WHY?

I SEE CHILDREN LAUGHING IN THE SUNSHINE, CUDDLING IN THEIR SLEEP IN THE DARK. HOLDING EACH OTHER IN COMFORT WHEN THEY HURT. WHY?

ARE THEIR PARENTS TOO BUSY TEXT, TEXT, TEXTING?

THEIR CHILDREN WILL GROW UP SOMEDAY. THEY WILL STILL PLAY IN THE SUNSHINE FOR THEIR GENERATION IS DIFFERENT. UNTIL SOMEONE TEACHES THEM HOW TO TEXT, TEXT, TEXT.

BUT I HOPE THAT THEY WILL LOOK UP, AND STILL SEE THE RAINBOWS.

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TREASURES OF TIME by b. Malin

I was rummaging through my top dresser draw the other day. The one that I lovingly refer to as my "junk" draw. But oh the Treasures that it holds....

The snapshots both old and new, that project through images those times and places in our lives. My two Sons "Baby" books, each kept so accurately up to the fifth year....Then carefully put away when I realized that their baby days were over....But all their "firsts" are contained in those books, for me to reread and remember.

I see the two "scrap" books, filled with school stuff....just "stuff" they'd both remind me. " Why do you keep everything we do?" they'd ask, as I lovingly put them in their proper books. "Because someday you'll get a kick out of it," I smile and say. But the real truth is....I can't bare to throw anything away of theirs.

There is also a large brown envelope that contains Political Slogans, Bumper Stickers, and letters of "thanks" from different candidates that I had helped with their campaigns. I leaf through the pamphlets of promises made, and think of those that were quickly broken. It brought back the memories and the excitement of the campaigns for the chosen...and also the defeats and disappointments, for the losers. Now it remains just a "bitter sweet" memory in my mind.

My box of "cards" catches my eye. I do not have to open it to remember what it contains. I know, for it is one of my "favorite treasures". There are cards that read, Congratulations to the Bride and Groom. Much Happiness in your First Apartment. Congratulations on The Birth of Your Son...Congratulations on Your Second Son....Good Luck in your First Home. And so on, they have become a living history of my life.

The rest of the dresser draw is full of odds and ends, which I really should clean out....well, maybe someday, I will. But not now....definitely not now!

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Life is like a Good Book.....Enjoy it! Or, Edit what You don't Like.     by b. Malin

Comments 28 comments

Amie Warren 6 years ago

Nice. I don't text. I refuse. If someone wants to tell me something, they can say it in my ear.


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Thanks Amie Warren. It's nice to know that there are others out there!


Bethany 6 years ago

A woman's view very nice, david and I also don't text we were just speaking to one another today about electronics taking over peoples lives....it's crazy how many people can't go without it does that make us too simple???


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

No, it makes you smart compassionate people....who still enjoying talking to one another! Thanks for your comments.


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epigramman 6 years ago

......deep profound moving thoughts from someone who is very much in touch with themselves both in body, soul, spirit and mind ...... is your beautiful sculpture a Rodin or a Henry Moore - it's very nice and very regal!


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Thank you so much for all your thoughts and comments. I feel i'm starting to grow as a writer and look forward to the journey.

Not sure about my "logo" sculpture...I just have always loved it. She always looks so confident.


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richtwf 6 years ago

Western society is ironically becoming more detached on an emotional level even though we live in an advanced technological world where we can communicate through texts and emails instantaneously. We need to truly engage people again with sincerity.

Thanks for sharing these thoughts.


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

How right you are richtwf, that is why I wrote this Hub...Glad you enjoyed my thoughts. Also a big THANK YOU for following me now.


judy 6 years ago

I never text..........Enjoy speaking to people I care about

loved treasures of time


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

So glad to hear you're a "member" of the "NO TEX CLUB"...and thanks for enjoying my Hubs!


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

The closest I get to texting is typing out these comments on hubs. And this was fine mini-rant.

It sounds like your junk drawer is more a treasure chest. Seems to me you have your priorities straight.

CP


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Hey Christopher Price isn't it interesting how people react to TEXTING...and yet look what's going on with the rest....Glad you're one who doesn't! Thanks for your comments.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Definitely too much texting going on and not enough rainbow viewing! I have the same memories of my boys stuffed away in storage containers, from clothes, school projects, cards, love letters to me; can't part with any of it! Never, never! Thanks for sharing!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thanks for reading and enjoying Fossillady, and your wonderful comments.


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

So true. It wasn't long ago that I was actually in a conversation about this very subject. Well said!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you so much Daydreamer for reading some of my earlier works...Texting is so out of hand now (pardon the pun) and seems to be getting worse.


naturalsolutions 5 years ago

Having her own thoughts, a very inspiring and true to life thoughts are really admirable, I believe that those words will come base on the experience and base on what they see to one thing.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Naturalsolutions, Thanks for all your Comments and Thoughts...I feel you've gotten a lot out of My Thoughts. I'll be by to look at your Hubs.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Dear B. - I am the president of the "No Text Club" :)

Seriously tho'... I actually loathe the very invention of the I phone for this reason. ( I think it was the I phone, but I'm probably wrong on this). Still, you get the idea. I think the time will come when more accidents are caused by texting, then by drunk drivers. I just don't understand why texting is not out lawed in every single state. Absolutely love this hub!!! vocalcoach


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thanks so much for your Thoughtful Comments and for Enjoying my 2 Hubs Vocalcoach. I will never understand how People can drive and Text either. So glad you stopped by my Friend.


naturalsolutions 5 years ago

Yes I got a lot of great thoughts on your hub. And it really makes me inspired, you know what I realize a lot of thing by reading this one. It's a great catch.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

naturalsolutions, Thank you so much, I'm so happy to Inspire a Fellow Writer and I'm so glad you got something from these Hubs.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

I am a quickie texter, not a conversational texter. It serves it's purpose for me. I also have a junk box and every blue moon I'll rummage through the memories and smile :)


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Sunshine, I'm glad you stated your point of view on my Hub on "Thoughts". As long as it's not a way of life and NEVER replaces actual talking I can agree with you. As for our Junk Boxes...Our Treasures, parts of our lives...they are our Memories... that make us Smile!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Wow! I really understand what it is like in this 'Information Technology' age people are going mad. [surfing, texting, gaming, tv[ing]lol]- crazy. Thats what advancement dashed us, no more time, face-to-face conversation. Really disturbing. Great piece


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Once Again, thank you for your Thoughts Ubanichljoke. We need to SLOW it down a little, and just Breathe...But we can't, and probably don't really want to... That's why I wrote that second Hub, because it was a "Timeout" and it was also written before "Texting".


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Texting is not for me, I enjoy speaking face to face. Your draw is full of memories to cherish. Keep them safe and sound, nowadays you get e-cards and e-mails but no cards. Great work.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

I'm still NOT a Texting person...I too like Face to face or the phone, when necessary. I Enjoyed reading your Comments Vellur, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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