LIFE’S CANVASS

Gosh! I am either too tired or am in an incredible procrastination mode. I can’t decide which.

I know my essays aren’t as forthcoming as they should be, but I have been writing essays, speeches, business proposals; most of which are for targeted private audiences. – It has been a pretty busy schedule since the start of this year.

Is it me or is it this new keyboard? – I just acquired (nicer way of saying it or putting it [putting it?], instead of “bought” or “purchased”) the Logitech MX Keys keyboard. Can you tell? Are the words typed in a “Logitech MX Keys” way? Is there a special style that the words just plonk themselves on this white (soon to be grey when published) canvas?

Logitech MX Keys full keyboard, Logitech MX-3 Mouse, Logitech K-380 keyboard

I thought we were in the middle of March. Well, we were… when I started this essay. Now, March 27th has set itself on us. Where have the days of this month gone, I wonder?

While I ponder and reflect on those days gone by; I am very excited about this day, about each new day as they are fresh white canvasses – we imagine, we paint, we draw, what we want this new day to be for us.

Many of us would have planned or mapped out what the day is going to be for us. It is quite unfortunate for many who live in a “rubber-stamped, stereo-type, everyday is the same thing – day in, day out” type of day. These are the “drifters” in life. They only exist because well…they only exist because they exist. So, when they say, they are bored – can you blame them?

If they tell you the macro picture of their life, i.e.: Get born, go to school, go to university, get married, buy a house / car, have children, grow old, retire, look after the grandchildren, old folks home, then kick the bucket; you know they have fallen into a herd mentality group.

It is probably difficult to go against the masses, the grain, to want to be different. For some, they are truly drifters in every sense of the word.

Then, there are those few – the troublemakers. They are the smart alecs, the upstarts, sometimes the pain-in-the-behinds (a*s). These know-it-alls come up with fanciful phrases like “think-out-of-the-box”, “etc. etc., etc.” Where have I heard that before, “etc., etc., etc.”? Ah, yes; the movie, “The King and I”, starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. Yes, you know who you are.

These are troublemakers with a mission. They don’t go with the flow. They make the flow.  They are the attention grabbers because they cause the flow.  They are the flow. 

They don’t wait for things to happen. They make things happen.

They set goals, targets and deadlines to achieve them.

While they dare journey to new frontiers where no man has ever journeyed (ok ok – that’s Star Trek)… These are the risk-takers. They act on a hunch, a gut-feeling, with a panoramic view of all that could go right, little or no time to worry about what could go wrong. They use fear as their strength… something like the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic hybrid vehicles, where they harness energy whenever the brakes of the vehicles are applied and store this energy in cells that will power these vehicles for short distances, thus reducing the reliance of fossil fuels.

As planet Earth rises from from the disaster of Covid-19 which had dominated the last two years; let us all play our part in putting things back in order. Yes, that includes you, too – the drifters.

The Drifters – “Stand By Me”. Video shared by Jamie Leadbeatter

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