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Moods

Moods

This blog post is directed at you, I will not mention your name or user ID, but your thoughts and encouragement have reminded me that a dark gloomy mood must end or consume me. I chose not to have it consume me. This post is intended as a counterpoint to the two sad poems I wrote a week ago. I should remove them but I did receive several comments (public and private) that suggested that although sad the poems were beautiful. So I write this post to offset those, make sense? I hope so.

Some days the spark within us just seems to fade and a dark shadow hangs over us. I can’t explain my moods any better than anyone else; it is just part of the human mind. Perhaps moods are a way of cleansing our mind and starting fresh. I will expand on this at the end.

Recently I saw a shift in my mind, one that made me feel as if I did not have a friend in the world, that all love in my heart and mind was gone. So I wrote a couple poems, not great work, but they did illustrate my mood at the time I wrote them. And then I received a couple notes from friends and the mood seemed to change and my thoughts brightened.

On the day that I posted two very sad poems I simply could not shake the dour mood. I searched for the lyrics of a song I remembered, and that seemed to amplify my sadness instead of making me feel better. Here they are:

Lookin’ for Love by Waylon Jennings

I've spent a lifetime looking for you
Single bars and good time lovers, never true
Playing a fools game, hoping to win
Telling those sweet lies and losing again.

I was looking for love in all the wrong places
Looking for love in too many faces
Searching your eyes, looking for traces
Of what.. I'm dreaming of...
Hopin' to find a friend and a lover
God bless the day I discover
Another heart, lookin' for love

When I was alone then, no love in sight
And I did everything I could to get me through the night
Don't know where it started or where it might end
I turn to a stranger, just like a friend

I was looking for love in all the wrong places
Looking for love in too many faces
Searching your eyes, looking for traces
Of what.. I'm dreaming of...
Hopin' to find a friend and a lover
God bless the day I discover
Another heart, lookin' for love

You came a'knocking at my heart's door..
You're everything I've been looking for..

No more looking for love in all the wrong places
Looking for love in too many faces
Searching your eyes, looking for traces
Of what.. I'm dreaming of...
Now that I found a friend and a lover
God bless the day I discover
You, oh you, lookin' for love

In all the wrong places
Looking for love in too many faces
Searching your eyes, looking for traces
Of what.. I'm dreaming of...
Now that I found a friend and a lover
God bless the day I discover
You, oh you, lookin' for lov

But like the weather, moods shift and change and a new day brings a new way of looking at my life and how those around me affect my mood. It seems that sadness moves over us like a spring thunderstorm, it moves quickly over our minds like a dark cloud and the violent lightning and thunder hold us in their grip and blot out every other sense around us.

Yet sadness does not move away like a spring storm, it seems to linger and hold us in the darkness, more like those long grey days of winter that drag on. But then like the sun, happiness seems to find a small hole in the darkness and warms our spirit, and if we are observant we notice that brightness and follow it, leaving the darkness behind.

I have long thought that sad days make happy days possible. For you see if we never know sadness how will we be able to recognize happiness? As I said above, sadness can, if we control it, cleanse our minds. We see a new low or perhaps return to that previous low spot and realize that it does us no good. So happiness is a result of knowing the opposite and I prefer happiness.

As I drove to work on Sunday I heard a song that has been one of my favorites for many years, it made me think of you, not that I needed much prompting to think of you, and I share the lyrics here as I close. I’d sing it for you but then you’d know why I write stories and blogs as my singing is horrible (worse than my poetry, grin). The melody of this song is so beautiful that if you are not familiar with the song you should search for it on YouTube, it is there in several forms. (Yes I am the romantic type, not the best fit for a porn site)

Happiness has returned and this song, thinking of you, your kind thoughts, and our friendship amplify my happiness. Thank you for being my friend…………

True Love Ways by Buddy Holly and

Just you know why
Why you and I
Will by and by
Know true love ways

Sometimes we'll sigh
Sometimes we'll cry
And we'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care

Sometimes we'll sigh
Sometimes we'll cry
And we'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways



Posted by danorth 2 years ago
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