A Little Thought – 2017 Week 1

Cousins at tree farm

Cousins at tree farm

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
— Robert Frost

I thought to myself… in that case, I only write poetry since everything I have written was originated from an emotion. 😉

This morning, around 8:30, my husband and I had our breakfast together: he had a piece of banana bread and I had a ginger muffin. As usual, he turned the TV on, watching news. As usual, he started commenting everything he heard or saw.

“Did you notice that? This guy was telling us what his father said, and what his brother said. What about his own opinion?” he said.

I thought to myself… he definitely didn’t talk this much before. I wondered if there is a point of life that we would all become “very” talkative. So… one day I may not be able to stand myself?

“I like this host. He is honest,” he said.

I thought to myself… is it possible that he always liked to talk, but he was nice to me so he kept quiet all these years?

“I don’t understand why they use this kind of studio light. It’s not flattering anyone,” he said.

I thought to myself… am I supposed to say something? If I don’t, would he even notice? Hmm… would he be happier if his wife talks as much as he does?

“The snow will stop around 4,” he said.

I thought to myself… doesn’t he know I am watching the same TV as he does? This is on TV!

Washing dishes, I thought to myself… fifteen years ago, I would probably say to him, “Do you have to comment on everything?” Ten years ago, I would probably say, “Everyone is different, you know?” Five years ago, I would smile and quietly leave the table. And now I sat, let him talk.

We both have changed, clearly ;-).

Thanks for visiting my blog.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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22 Responses to A Little Thought – 2017 Week 1

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Happy New Year Helen! It’s funny how things change with the time. Maybe he is talking with himself, I do it sometimes, I comment about something but I don’t expect any answer from others. 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Elizabeth. I don’t think he was talking to himself 😉
      I want to write a letter to my daughter once a week this year. At first, I was going to post my letter here, but I decided not. I think that mother’s tone should only go to her 😉 In the real letter, I would say something like “You never know. things make you angry now, you may embrace it later. We all change with the time.” Well, that was my plan and idea anyway. I hope it will work.
      Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Mabel Kwong says:

    Happy New Year, Helen. Sounds like a quiet one for you and your husband. Listening is what makes us get along…you don’t have to agree, but just listen 😊

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    • Helen C says:

      Happy New Year, Mabel. Yes, I listen better now… even though I was thinking something else at the same time 😉 Aging has many unpleasant effects like knee problem, back problem… etc. But I really like how I think, feel… (mental state?) now.
      Have a wonderful day. You’re a very special young lady (just in case you haven’t heard that today.)

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      • Mabel Kwong says:

        You are very kind, Helen. Thank you so much. I feel very ordinary, really, living a very average life and trying to see the best in others 🙂 I hope you take care. Rest well. It sounds like you need it.

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  3. prior.. says:

    Doesn’t he know we are watching the same TV – ha!
    Well it is super fun to see the changes and I liked the summary at the end.
    My spouse is only talkative sometimes and I have learned to milk it when he is on a roll. Different from this scenario – but nice post and cool Frost quote.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Yvette. I don’t know why your comment was sitting there waiting to be approved. Usually only when someone comments the first time, I have to approve it.
      I finally decided on a new project — writing to my daughter one letter per week 😉 After posting it (like this one), I will convert it to a letter format (write like from a mother, I mean. Ha) Then I print it and save it, and maybe give all 52 to her at the Christmas time 😉

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  4. Mother Hen says:

    Mr G and I have very different styles… I can relate Helen… (: I really like your photo of the children..

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    • Helen C says:

      LOL. I love you, Roberta. I think we should meet for coffee 😉
      But isn’t that true that he has changed to be more like you and vice versa? There was a time (it happened only ONE time 😉 I didn’t like something my husband did and then realized that it was my old habit. Ha.
      Have a wonderful day.

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    What a cool example of how people grow and learn. We all do. 😀

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Cee. More and more I find myself laughing at things I used to be upset with. That’s a good thing, yes?
      It’s still cold, but at least the sun comes out. That always makes me happy. 😉
      Have a wonderful day.


  6. carol1945 says:

    The very quality that attracted me to a person later on can be what annoys me. Then, in another year, the likeableness of that quality can return. Has the person changed or have I?

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    • Helen C says:

      Very interesting, Carol. I think both of you have changed. 😉
      I don’t think I have experienced the same thing like you described here. However, it is possible for me to like and dislike a quality of a person at the same time. For example, when we went to a party and when everyone was very very quiet, I could always count on my husband to make some noises. And that was a good thing. 😉
      Good night.

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    omg – you’ve just described a typical day with my husband. Some days it kind of grates, but mostly I just let him talk.
    … but I can’t help but wonder how annoying he would think it was if I returned the favour 😉

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  8. Dalo 2013 says:

    I love the changes you made ~ isn’t that the key to happiness in just about everything? A little patience (and a lot of love). I truly had to smile at your quote “I only write poetry since everything I have written was originated from an emotion” as I do not think there is a truer statement than this 🙂 Wonderful Helen, and wishing you all a great 2017.

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  9. Lady Oscar says:

    Love this article. You are super cute! ^^
    I am back to teach today… hope to talk to you again soon.

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