Cayman Thorn’s New Years Post

Growing older is the only thing we keep getting better at without trying. Cause no matter the screams or accomplishments or ice cream cone Sundays we happen to accumulate, the time of things happens even faster than that.

New Year’s Wishes? Forget that, here’s some advice instead.

Swim like a honey bee. With love and care in each gallivanted stretch

Dream like a child, and pass it on. It’s a much needed commodity in these crazy times

-Meditate in a mall. If security hassles you about it, inform them that meditation hasn’t been outlawed just yet

Be curious. Ask questions. Be vulnerable. Try . . . If you answered all of the above, consider yourself smarter than most everyone you know

-Believe. And when it makes no sense to do so, heap it on

-Do something really crazy, so long as it doesn’t involve an infomercial purchase

Write something. Anything. Not for someone,or anyone else. But for you

Paint something. See above

-Think about getting a tattoo, even if you never got one. Think about it

-If you’ve never been to New Orleans, Go

-If you’ve never been to Detroit, Don’t

-Never let someone piss you off without pissing them off right back (Hey, life ain’t no picnic, so don’t be letting the ants take all the cake)

-Volunteer. Anywhere. Any time. For any thing

Sing in the shower. Or in public. Same difference. Take it from someone who knows of what he speaks

-Think on a random bit of poetry

-Eat desert for dinner

-Never, ever park in a handicapped parking space. But never, ever think that you can’t wait there

-Chew on a blade of grass

-Sleep naked. Unless kids are in the house, in which case, kick the kids out of the house so’s you can sleep naked

-Read “Life of Pi” at least twice. After which, read it again

-And if you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you waiting for?

-Curse in Italian. If you don’t know Italian, all the better

-Stop smoking for you, not for anyone else. But keep a pack handy, in the event of a zombie apocalypse

-Argue with an umpire

-Grill in winter

-Have a whipped cream fight

-Catch a butterfly and whisper it a name before releasing it

-Don’t eat a Baconator. That shit will kill you

Kiss someone on the lips, firmly and with great vigor

Say “I love you”, not for any reciprocal benefit, but for the peace those words may afford you in the doing

-Laugh. Lots

-Play Dan Fogelberg sober. I learned this many years ago. Hey, I’m hopped up on Diet Pepsi at the moment, and he’s still making me cry like a little girl

And last of the not least, have good thoughts always. Take the days ahead as you would a good and trusted friend- with a hug and a smile. Take them that way, and have them well. Each and every one of them.

Love and peace, peeps. Big helpings of it.

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15 thoughts on “Cayman Thorn’s New Years Post

  1. Hey Happy New Year, Cayman. Love all this. Think the only one I might struggle with is the cursing in Italian. Gonna learn tho! Believe it or not the only two words I know in Farsi are like really, really bad words.

  2. Great advice here. ‘Cept for the blade of grass, especially here in New York where if you can FIND a blade it probably isn’t very sanitary…
    Happiest of New Years to you and your family…
    -Hank

  3. I can’t tell you how awesome these bits of advice were. If you don’t mind I think I’ll print them out and post them in a memory jar, just for the plain reason that they are not only awesome but funny too. Thanks for the advice and in truth I was thinking of buying Life of Pi, but wasn’t sure, but now that you’ve given it a thumbs up squared it’s definitely a future purchase. 🙂

    And just wanted to let you know that you have been such a great blogging friend and such a an awesome source of laughter and inspiration that I have nominated you for the 2012 Blogger of the Year.

    http://thewishfactor.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/the-last-holy-crap-moment-of-the-year/

    • Guat- You can print away, that’s cool with me. As for this Blog Award….me? And I have not a thing to wear! Thank you. For being a cool stop and a great voice. Thanks for all of it.

  4. What a fun, unique, thought-provoking list. This reminds me of Sark, are you familiar with her? She’s an oldie but goodie. 😉 I often catch dragonflies and butterflies when we go up to the lake in the summers. I will name all of them.

  5. Hey 4am, thank you kindly. And no, as a matter of fact I don’t know much about Sark. But I’ll be looking her up based on your mention. You CATCH dragonflies too? Look at you….
    The idea for butterflies came from a conversation I was having several years ago about a friend of mine who had passed. And right in the middle of the conversation, this butterfly comes and sits on my shoulder. Wouldn’t budge. And I thought, what if these beautiful creatures were the traveling spirits of those we knew and loved? It was a thought I’ve never let go of, and never will.

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