Happy, Joyous, and Free

the only real prison is fear

don’t be afraid to go out at night, learn self-defence instead

Here in dismal grey England I’ve had an epiphany, not religious but perhaps spiritual.  Lockdown goes endlessly on and and on and on ~ yet I am not going to waste my time being depressed, negative, and unhappy.  What’s the point in that?  Depression and misery never made anything better.

Instead of accepting that I’m imprisoned until Easter, at least, I intend to become free, adventurous, and charming again.  I will be sexier and enjoy my life and loves more than ever before.  People, places, and things I might have balked at, avoided, or eschewed in the past will now be on my agenda.  There are a few exceptions to my venturesome audacious bucket-list; all of Africa, most of South America, booze, gambling, and drugs.  Other than that I’m going to be bold, daring, and damned happy.  Timid security isn’t on my future agenda.

Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.  ~  Helen Keller

The thing is, how can I do any of that when it’s against the law for me to go anywhere or meet anybody?  Well, I am not against breaking bad laws, and anything to do with the coronavirus is a bad law on its face.  But more practically, what can I do right now;

  • Use the internet to connect more deeply and intimately with like-minded people.
  • Go through my wardrobe again, get rid of anything that’s too dated, unflattering, or of inferior quality.
  • Use the internet to buy some better attire.
  • Improve my immune system by eating better and more healthily, drinking enough good fruit juices and lots of water, taking the right high-quality supplements.
  • Exercise as much as I can, getting my trim shape back, and improving my energy levels.  Meditate when I can.
  • Get a solid 7 or 8 hours good sleep every night, rest when I feel weary during the day.
  • Stretching my mind by reading more difficult and inspirational books.
  • Get back to studying art, geography, literature, music, psychology, and sociology.
  • Husband my resources until I can get back out there again.

All that means is that I am going to live as well as I can despite this fucking never-ending lockdown.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

yoga is great exercise

just you try keeping that position for 5 minutes each side

 

 

 

10 responses

  1. It is as if life has been put on hold in some ways … this post says “live the best you can, regardless.” Love it! 💗

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    1. Don’t make excuses, don’t give up, seize the day, and live life to the full. ❤
      Just as soon as I've stopped feeling like shit. 😉

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  2. I’m a Serious Planner, and this whole COVID thing has left me planless. 😳

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    1. We have a plan, dinner, breakfast, and lunch on a long train journey.
      Just as soon as we are allowed to travel again. ❤

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  3. sounds like you have a plan.

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    1. I’m working on it Sindee.
      I love it when a plan comes together.

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      1. as a retired project manager i love a good plan and completed one

        Like

        1. Right now I’ll settle for making some progress.

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