Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1105: Meaningless Piffle

It’s cold but I’m going to do my best to get this done as soon work starts and I need to do the work in order to earn the money in order to keep going on with things.

I sit here and I bang away at the keyboard. I express things but I don’t express them in a way that make sense. Sometimes I wonder if the clouds drifting on by are representative of my thoughts floating away as I narrow down on one singular thing. Of course, there is no guarantee of this and I’m just projecting something onto an external force that exists so as to be able to create some sort of relation so as to be able to make things more simple to explain in some manner, but at the end of the day it all ends up meaningless piffle.

That is to say that I’m using a lot of words to say very little, but perhaps that says a lot about something that I am yet to understand.

Anyway, I think that now in expressing that I can appreciate the music that is swirling around the room, though it isn’t really as it is just coming out of the speakers on my desk and it is quiet for it is not yet time to be loud with things. That will come later so for now it remains soft and quiet and gentle which is kind of a contrast as the sounds that are coming out of the speakers on my desk suggest something a bit more menacing and eerie and uncomfortable. They suggest a dread, albeit a gentle one due to the volume being low.

The sun filters onto my desk and that is filtering through a window. It creates a sense of morning as it currently is morning. It also creates a sense of waking up and in that waking up it is morning (though some people wake at night due to various reasons) and as such it is a time to take action and get things done before there is no longer any time to get things done. Such is the way of things, I suppose.

I think I’ve stopped throwing things at the wall and now I’m just throwi0ng myself at the wall to see if I stick. Sure, it might be a bit drastic, but sometimes that is the way that things go. Sometimes you just keep on going with things and eventually you break through, but I think the wall might be too thick. As such, it might just be better to stop, but I cannot stop as I’m currently on a role and in that role I have to keep on rolling so as to get whatever it is that I’m trying to get across across.

Maybe that won’t happen today, but at least the gentle breeze outside rustles the leaves as the branches sway and that is something nice.

That also has nothing to do with this writing.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 04:44:12

So I knocked this out this morning before work started and then work started.
It was an intense day.

When I started this bit of writing the only aim I had in mind was to finish as quickly as possible. I think that, had I not done so, the result would’ve been better. Oh well.

Written at home.

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Junya Nakano: Luca

Two listens for this one.

I stumbled during the first listen and couldn’t get my footing back so I waited for the song to finish. I then resumed writing and I’m not sure as to what I was trying to get across. I think feel, but I’m not sure.

Junya Nakano’s (仲野順也) “Luca” (“ルカ”) is from Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack for Final Fantasy X. The soundtrack was composed by Nakano, Masashi Hamauzu (浜渦 正志) and Nobuo Uematsu (植松 伸夫).

I hope you enjoy.

Gentle sounds lap at shorelines and structures whilst a sunny sky hangs on above. Soft percussion comes in and joins the soft sounds. Bass joins and plays relaxed whilst the percussion becomes livelier whilst keeping itself gentle. All is flowing with ease and there seems to be a sense of peace in the air.

Soon a shift; something gently dots away whilst the instruments seem to step upward and allow more space. There’s a firmness in the bass countered by something a bit more soft, but it melds well and it’s a lively spike without an aggressive attack.

The sounds loop back to where they started and once more ride and move through, keeping things feeling loose and easy, and once more they return to their shift with a liveliness. It’s smooth and easy, but soon something new comes in and it spreads out more of the calm. It’s lower, and gentler, almost as though a coolness has settled whilst shade spreads outward across a large place, but it doesn’t last long and soon a return to how the song started comes in as it fades out and the song ends.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1104: Thinking the Thoughts That I Think

Day ticks away and so I’m going to try and get this done in under four minutes. It is something that I have not done in a while and it probably is a bad idea, but I still think it is something that I want to try and get done because it actually is something that I want to try and get done so I am going to try and do it.

I need to think about the things that I write and be more conscious of what it is that I’m putting out into the world. A lot of this is about the tedium of boredom and that isn’t always a bad thing, but surely there are better things that I can write about. Surely I can use what gift I have and write about things that are more worthwhile. I think about this sometimes and right now it is something that I am thinking of.

I think of a lot of things and sometimes I wonder if any of the thoughts that I am entertaining are worth entertaining. I imagine that, due to my thinking the thoughts that I think, I think that they are worth entertaining to some degree, but perhaps they really aren’t and all that I am doing is deluding myself about what it is that is and is not worth thinking about. Maybe I need to change the way I think about things and the way that I think in directions of some sort, but maybe I do not. It is something that is probably worth thinking about, but maybe not today.

Maybe later I will think about these things some more. I guess that sometimes that is the way that thinking goes. Sometimes you don’t want to think and sometimes you think that you’ll think about some things a bit later than you normally would. Sometimes you want your brain to switch off and sometimes you don’t. There are many things here that I am blaring out right now, and yet I say very little about anything, if I do indeed say anything at all. However, that is not something that I want to entertain right now.

No, what I want to do is get to the end of this and then when I am at the end of this I can get on with whatever it is that I was getting on with, which was a whole lot of being lazy and a whole lot of not much at all. Sometimes that’s just the way that things go and today is one of those days. It is not a day of productivity but I still should try and make the most of it, if there is indeed anything close to the most to make of it at all. However, that is not something that I’ll worry about right now.

I think that sometimes I try these things and they don’t work. Sometimes they do, but sometimes they don’t, but sometimes that’s okay.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 04:22:62

I’m happy with the speed and I think I may have been onto something somewhere in all of this. However, I know I dropped the ball and moved away from that something, so… yeah.

Written at home.

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Birds on Bare Branches

Birds in a tree from what I can see.

I’ve taken a photo of this tree before but I can’t see if I’ve shared said photo here.
Maybe I haven’t.

Anyway, there’s a bit of space in this photo and I think that has more to do with my like of space than it does anything else. It has a way of framing things.

Obviously there’s only part of the tree visible and it’s probably easy to imagine what the rest of it looks like. However, I feel that here what’s outside of the frame almost doesn’t exist. In a literal sense what’s outside of the frame doesn’t exist, though it remains important, but here I just feel as though the image almost suggests that the rest of the tree doesn’t exist.

I don’t think I’m getting across what I want to get across in a clear way.

This is my submission into Leanne Cole‘s “Monochrome Madness” for this week.
I suggest checking out Leanne’s photography, as well as checking out what other people submit.

A lot of what people are submitting will likely end up here.

I hope you enjoy.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1103: Change

Less tired. Being less tired is good. It is an improvement and I like feeling improved.

I went for a walk this morning and I saw the passing of time. Places that were once smaller are now bigger and look very different, and some parts of the area around me I don’t recognise as being something I recognsise. Sure, they still are in the same suburb, but these are buildings that no longer fit an area that I have known for many years.

Things change and change is inevitable, but we need to think about what we do and do not affect, and who we leave behind when change comes. Change should not exclude, and gainperhaps it should not also impact the feel of an area. It should be inclusive and expansive, and it should lift us up to a better position. Change should allow people to feel safe and comfortable and allow a view of the sky for all and not just some. When we look at the sky we should not be seeing buildings enclosing around us from all sides.

I think about change and how it seems to push people away from an area; mostly those who can no longer afford to live in an area, but of course there are others who are pushed out too and they should not be excluded.

If all we’re doing is changing things for the pursuit of personal gain, are we really offering anything other than a superficial gesture?

I think about change… not that much, actually, but I’m thinking about it right now. I’m thinking about its existence and how it leads to a lot of things. I’m thinking about how the promise of change can lead to a lot of hope and end with a great deal of disappointment, and I think about how change often is wielded callously, and that worries me. However, at the present moment I am unable to do anything about that. Maybe soon I will be able to, but right now is not a time when I can do much of anything.

Anyway, I think I’ve said all I can about the issue. This form of writing doesn’t really allow for a great exploration of the subject, but I do worry about how change can makes things far too expensive for people to be able to function in a healthy manner. I worry about how history and shape and form can get erased for structures that often appear tacky and tasteless, though I also imagine that this is a complaint a lot of generations and people have.

Change should also incorporate better protection and strengthening of animal habitat and ecosystems, or at least facilitate their ongoing stability.

Really though, change should be focused more on habitat restoration and protection of ecosystems, as well as their further incorporation into urban environments over building more buildings unless those buildings also facilitate restoration and protection, but that’s another thing for another day. For now, that’s all.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 08:52:88

Slow speed. Or fast. I don’t know right now.

I feel as though this is too vague and also a bit unfocused. Maybe I should come back to this at some point in the future and flesh it out.

Written at home.

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A Bit of Plant

This is the same dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) as seen here. It spent a bit of time trying to take this bit of plant that, whilst appearing dead, remained firmly attached. Eventually it left with a twig.

This is my submission into the two hundredth Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
The theme for this one is “Every Little Thing“.

I feel this one counts as the bird was relatively small.

The host of the Lens-Artists challenges cycles weekly between the following people:

Week 1 – Patti

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 3 – Amy

Week 4 – Tina

This year three people are joining the Lens-Artists team:

John Steiner of Journeys with Johnbo

Sofia Alves of  Photographias

Anne Sandler of Slow Shutter Speed

As such the above hosting order is likely to change.

This one is curated by Amy. The next one is curated by Leya.

I recommend participating in the challenges. They’re enjoyable and allow room for interpretation of the theme without straying too far. If you don’t participate, then I recommend that you at least check out what others of the Lens-Artists community are submitting.

I hope you enjoy.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1102: Tired. Lethargic

Tired. Lethargic. A series of things that I currently feel.

It is cold and I am cold and I am tired, but I need to push through it all. I need to get back to being writing fit. I need to do things. I need to look forward whilst seeing backward.

A momentous occasion has occurred and I don’t know if I can be bothered to write about it, but I can confirm that I am happy to have been wrong about what I felt was going to happen.

Now is the time for rest but there will not be much of it. There will be a lot of things that need to be done in the immediate future, for working and fighting and pushing for a greater sense of equality never end. There needs to be a lot done and there needs to be a lot of that doing being done. For now, I sit here and I think about things.

I think about how my hands are cold and that is impacting my ability to write. It is not the worst thing int he world; there are worse, so I won’t really finish that sentence.

I think that I need a bit more sleep at this point in time. I’m a little tired and I’m quite tired and I need rest. I need to sleep and then feel recharged in the morning. That would be ideal, and of course I’d want that to be the result (the feeling recharged), so maybe that will happen.

That’s pretty much all I have to say for now. There may be more later, but for now that is it. That is all and perhaps that is all that there should be. There could be more, but for now there is little else of which I feel I have the ability to conjure from the recesses of my mind. Maybe a good thing; maybe a bad thing, but a thing nonetheless.

I think that instead of continuing on I should wrap this up and I will. I will wrap this up, but before I do that I need to stretch this out for far longer than it has any right to be stretched out. That is the way it works and so I’m going to get that done and in getting that done I will have wasted time. In wasting time I will have found a way to get through to the other side of this writing. I don’t have to do any of this. I don’t have to publish any of this at all, but I will as it’s trash of the trashy and wasteful variety and it needs to go forward.

I think with that being said I do need to rest some more. I need to rest for long enough to feel better and get back to doing more things rather than less things. That way I can go on and do more things, but for now I’ll do something.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 05:49:95

I sat on this for a few hours. Was unsure if I was going to upload as it’s pretty bad, but I’ve nothing better right now so… yeah?

Written at home.

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Moving Through Water

A photo of what I believe is a dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) moving through water.

Not much to say about it, but I do like the shape of the water around the bird.

I hope you enjoy.

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Animal Machinery

I should’ve had this on here sooner, but I haven’t.
Long week and rather trying election cycle.

Anyway, here’s a photo I took a few weeks ago. Not sure what I thought at the time, but I feel these look like giraffes, though perhaps with a bit more overt menace, considering the processing and mechanical nature of the cranes.

This is my submission into the one hundred-and-ninety-ninth Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

The theme for this one is “Mechanical/Industrial“.

The host of the Lens-Artists challenges cycles weekly between the following people:

Week 1 – Patti

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 3 – Amy

Week 4 – Tina

This year three people are joining the Lens-Artists team:

John Steiner of Journeys with Johnbo

Sofia Alves of  Photographias

Anne Sandler of Slow Shutter Speed

As such the above hosting order is likely to change.

This one is curated by John. Originally it was going to be curated by Leya, but due to technical issues she’ll be curating in a few more weeks. The next one is curated by Amy.

I recommend participating in the challenges. They’re enjoyable and allow room for interpretation of the theme without straying too far. If you don’t participate, then I recommend that you at least check out what others of the Lens-Artists community are submitting.

I hope you enjoy.

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Partial Cranes

A long day so here is a photo showing parts of some cranes rather than their whole frame.

I’m not sure what I was going for here, but I do like that there are a few things you can make out here, such as the stairwells.

This is my submission into Leanne Cole‘s “Monochrome Madness” for this week.
I suggest checking out Leanne’s photography, as well as checking out what other people submit.

A lot of what people are submitting will likely end up here.

I hope you enjoy.

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