fridays on foot.. (heavy heart)..

today my heart weighs heavy.. I think it’s safe to say that there aren’t many people in this world that are happy ALL the time..  everyone feels sadness.. everyone trips, falls, & fails, just ask Humpty Dumpty.. My point is, everyone experiences what they might call.. ‘a tough time’, a ‘rough patch’, the ‘mayor of struggletown’..  it’s part of growth & it’s part of being human..  what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger etc etc etc..

I love my life.. it is awesome in so many ways it’s not even funny, but one thing I am not awesome at, is switching my brain from creative (native) mode, to analytical/business/grown-ups mode & back again at will.. my brain does not like this.. It took me years to master the brain/heart relationship too..  I just need to tell myself that no-one is awesome at everything (except maybe for Wolverine), & if you want to get better at something, you need to practice.. & practice always involves hard work..

So, back to the heavy heart thing..  To further develop my skills in changing brain modes (creative-analytical-creative-analytical), I decided to analytically & statistically weigh just how heavy my heavy heart was..  *grabs digital bathroom scales*.. I weighed myself..  standard issue = 68.4kg (yes, I am slight in build, but my kung fu is strong)..  I weighed myself again, but this time I really put my heart into it – I brought my worries & my Struggletown greatest hits to the scales – weighing my physical self + emotional burden.. heavy weight issue = 68.4kg..   So I weighed myself again but this time I tried a light-hearted approach – whistled a happy tune, breathed what I imagined the clean fresh alpine mountain air to be, I even smiled..  light weight issue = 68.4kg…

Upon analysing the data, I can only conclude 2 things…  (1) Wolverine needs to work on his manners..  and..  (2) I need some scales that go to at least 2 decimal places..

fridays on foot..  keep on truckin’

posted by : Todd Bon Jovi

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14 July 2010 - 11:08 pm

thm hehehe… Tenille, you’re funny :D

14 July 2010 - 2:48 pm

Tina i’m a big fan..HUGE

14 July 2010 - 2:28 pm

Tenielle (Feather + Stone) Tongue Tied and an idiot…..I meant to say Im NOT immune to the heavy heart syndrome…..Im also not immune to the blonde hair that permeates ma brain! ;)

13 July 2010 - 12:26 pm

Tenielle I really admire your foot….i mean fridays….i mean heart…. *sigh* tongue tied I am…..and all too immune to the heavy heart syndrome also :( sad to hear it’s bitten you, but happy to see your amazing photos and be reminded once again that you are a Kung-Fu Panda….i mean….Master!! Chin up soldier! ;)

9 July 2010 - 5:59 pm

Juanita oh Toddlet, sorry to hear you are heavy of heart. When I am feeling a little sad I usually pop across to your blog and I get cheered up immediately… not sure if it will work as well for you, but you could give it a go :-) Nice work Ninja

9 July 2010 - 5:42 pm

Paolo There is a theory that data on a drive in fact has weight. Hard to beleive seeing the basis of data storage is purely a sequence of O and I. though it has been proven that it does. Basen on that you must conclude that thoughts and feeling have weight as well. i am positive if you had scales with 2 decimal points you would have found the variance that you were looking for… As always fantastic foto’s…

8 July 2010 - 12:18 pm

thm jason – i’ll keep an eye out for a “___________________________” comment.. thanks :)

8 July 2010 - 12:16 pm

thm luke – hahahahahahaha… thank you (i think) :D

8 July 2010 - 7:28 am

Luke Todd I am not going to lie- I am an engineer and you are an artist. We are natural born enemies. However I love your attitude and your sense of humour! You are hilarious and you take some damn good photos (is that even a compliment from an engineer???)

7 July 2010 - 6:33 pm

Jason Lloyd You do make me laugh Todd – and I’m not the lightest male on SWPB. Ha! Do you have a magic camera?

7 July 2010 - 11:39 am

Nicole There is something very crunchy looking about that tree, makes me want to take a bite. I don’t know why.

7 July 2010 - 11:03 am

Christine Pobke toodles. you, my kind sir, are not only a gifted photographer, but you are witty as all hell. wolverine ain’t got nothing on you!! sorry to hear about the heavy heart, but when you’re that talented, there’s bound to be some stresses. go get some snuggletime with your hot wifey, and feel better soon. :( xoxo ps my fave line has got to be: “yes, I am slight in build, but my kung fu is strong.” BAHHHAHAHA!

7 July 2010 - 10:52 am

Dan O’Day i likey allot, words and pictures… much love and respect (from San Fran) my friend :)

7 July 2010 - 9:59 am

Jono Are the two modes dichotomous? Shouldn’t the two work within a single reality, rather than separate/opposing realities. Maybe it’s about finding elements that exist in both and working on those to unite the two seemingly opposing realms.

Plus, Todd, you’re totally awesome sauce. You know you’ve made it in life when you no longer have to hold the video light =P

7 July 2010 - 9:39 am

hailey Aww Todd!!
Sending you some hugs and yes we are all not good at everything but this makes life far more interesting! From here it looks like you are good at everything!!!