New Beginnings

Warm Greetings! I have left my treasured web site alone for far too long. Writing is one of my passions. Having found myself focusing on other creative projects…I have been sidetracked with frequent intentions of fitting it back into the picture. The thing about not beginning is that nothing gets done and the days, months and years fly by!

So many excuses and things to be done before I could allow my indulgence in what I would really like to be doing raised a wall between myself and the words building up inside me.  Today I found out that wall is made of paper and all I had to do is walk thru it! I have begun, once again, on this day.

The Majickal Garden website is still under re-construction. There will be much work in the weeding and re-planting and I am looking forward to the journey. I hope you might bear with some confusion along its path as it evolves.

Written by Jasmine@majickalgarden.com

Headlines and Toilets

I remind myself that this is not some random clip from the National Enquirer but it’s actual real-life stuff and currently happening!

I had a spare 10 minutes before it was time to walk in the door to work. So, as a full-fledged affiliate of modern tech, I chose to take a quick poke around the headlines on my trusty cell. You know, to make sure the bottom half of earth had not broken evenly away at the equator to be never seen again as I slept peacefully through the night.

I find in these unsettling disturbing times that, frequently, the headline of an article is as far as I will allow myself to go. I remind myself that this is not some random clip from the National Enquirer but it’s actual real-life stuff and currently happening! O.k. just to clarify, I am referring to the news from reputable sources. Wading into these patches of the newest happenings tend to feed head shaking confusion as to why it’s all such a mess.

Then I remembered a piece on the local news the other day about a new and “improved” design for a toilet. Yes, a toilet! The company that came up with the idea are targeting employers who might feel their esteemed employees are spending far too much time sitting on them. Doing apparently all the many things that one might do on one…besides the most obvious that this seat was created for. Included in their vision are the public toilets that attract large groups of visitors.

Their reasoning is that from its invention some 400 years ago it has remained the same comfortable style that has allowed the average person to be able to sit for an extended amount of time. Their answer is to adjust the even horizontal flat surface to a version that is tilted toward the floor at an approximate angle of 11 to 13 degrees. This would require the occupant to slide the lower legs back to accommodate the angle and thus create an increasingly awkward sense of a position. This will encourage vacating the seat after a few minutes.

Now, I know I was not the only one stunned with this bit of information because I witnessed my local newscasters respond with the same reaction albeit with a subtle professional delivery.

I listened to the rain beat heavy rapid pulsating thumps over my head and watched the result cascading down my windshield; distorting the visuals in front of me. From headlines to toilets pretty much summed up my feelings about the news today and I could not help myself from smiling and chuckling out loud as I dashed to the door to start my shift.

Written by Jasmine@majickalgarden.com