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Wondering aloud

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I have found myself “wondering aloud” a lot more often in the past few years. I’m discovering this because my better half is asking me more and more if I’m talking to someone or her. I’m usually always just wondering aloud to myself. We have great conversations.

Lots of times I’m just wondering what I’m going to do that day and giving myself mental reminders or thinking I have to go write something down before I forget it. Or I’ll just speak out loud about something I heard or read or saw on the idiot box and or just wonder out loud where I left my keys last. In the last few years, I wonder aloud about what I did for my body to turn on me some days.

I guess the comfort of working from home has been liberating in that sense. Not that I didn’t do it before. Working nights can be lonely and lots of times there were many hours when I wouldn’t see anyone and I’d be having a conversation with myself walking down a hall to the snack machine and then a janitor or security guy would turn the corner and just smile. Some would say we do the same thing.

And I wonder aloud what people are thinking at times. Yeah, that’s a dangerous habit and it earned me an outspoken moniker in some of my professional career.

I’m sure a great number of people are wondering aloud like the two below

The whole time I was giving that van a parking ticket it felt like someone was watching me.

Photo by Mike Hartley

One of the many favorite Jethro Tull songs is “Wondering aloud” and the lyrics are below. It’s the kind of calming song I needed today.

Wond'ring aloud
How we feel today
Last night sipped the sunset
My hand in her hair
We are our own saviours
As we start
Both our hearts
Beating life
Into each other
Wond'ring aloud
Will the years treat us well?
As she floats in the kitchen
I'm tasting the smell
Of toast as the butter runs
Then she comes
Spilling crumbs
On the bed
And I shake my head
And it's only the giving
That makes you
What you are

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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