Sunday, 27 June 2021

Share Four Somethings - June

Linking with #BlueMonday


I enjoyed this link up last month so am continuing with it. Not really in the headspace to write at the moment, so short and sweet is perfect for me.


Something Loved: I love the way music can transform my mood. The minute lockdown was announced, I headed to do the Bay Run one last time and spotify offered me up new releases from Bakermat, Seeb, Julian Velard and a 'so bad it's good' song by De Hofnar. I charged round the 7km shaving 6 mins off my time and feeling elated. Here's hoping the power of music can keep me buoyant over the next few weeks. I know it's data mining but I love Spotify. It's the best invention this century (except possibly COVID vaccines but jury is still out on that). 




Something Read (or Said): Currently reading Ivan Coyote's Care Of, really enjoying it. A line 'How many microaggressions are in a macroaggression' really got me thinking. As a CISHET, white, able-bodied woman, I really only experience sexism. Imagine if the attacking  'ism' was more constant, and more hurtful? This line had me thinking for days and I've decided perhaps it is our job to shut down those microaggressions when we hear them. Even if there's no one in earshot to be hurt by them. Maybe we can educate enough people to limit the macroaggression inflicted on minorities?  Maybe it is the moral obligation of others to protect the more vulnerable?

Also reading the slight little edition of James Baldwin's Dark Days. The first essay, while covering racism has the most beautiful ode to great teachers and what makes a great teacher and the impact they can have on a person's life. I liked it so much, I got copies for all my teacher friends. Having never read any Baldwin, he's a powerful and intelligent writer so open to suggestions of which work of his I should read next.

Linking with #RubyTuesdayToo


Something Treasured:
A friend's 50th got cancelled because of border restrictions and pending COVID restrictions and we had dinner with her the night before the at that time unknown lockdown was to begin. I am treasuring that feeling of freedom and frivolity with friends. It may be a long time before we get to do it again.






Something Ahead: Next weekend's big events got cancelled with lockdown - Hot Dub Time Machine will move to it's fourth date since mid 2020. Ditto, while not officially cancelled, Tim Minchin will also probably be moved, again, having originally been set for March 2020. So optimistically hoping Furnace goes ahead on the 15th July (though that will be doubtful with dancing, which was the whole point of us going). Lesson learned, just go while you can. Don't put off what you can do today!

This feels so very long ago now!


Linking with #ShareFourSomethings 



My Random Musings

20 comments:

  1. Thinking of you and the lockdown in Sydney. Stay safe and well. Thank you for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  2. Thanks for the book and music recommendations. Yes, Spotify is magic.

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  3. I enjoy listening to music while I run as well. I like to listen to upbeat music to keep me going.

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  4. This is a fun post! I'm glad you got to celebrate with your friend before lockdown. I love Spotify!

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  5. I love Spotify too and finding new music. Hope lockdown eases soon x #fortheloveofblog

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  6. Love the four somethings idea. Music is always such a mood changer. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog

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  7. What a great idea for a post. I should try Spotify..please stay safe....Michelle

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  8. Loving the look of that cocktail - it's a long time since I had one of those! Thanks so much for linking up with #fortheloveofblog - hope to see you again next week!

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  9. The sunset is glorious x #kcacols

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  10. Thanks for spotting and sharing these rubies.

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  11. Treasured memories of freedoms are great to help us through the harder times. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

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  12. Short and sweet posts are what #sharefoursomethings are all about! Glad to have you again!

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  13. I love Tim Minchin - hope you get to see him at some point! #KCACOLS

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  14. It's amazing how much of difference music can make to your mood. I love Spotify too. Glad you got to have dinner with your friend before lockdown and hope that Furnace goes ahead on 15th July. #MischiefandMemories

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    1. No. Lockdown extended. And looking like getting extended again. But I really hope I'm wrong!

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  15. A short but fun post!

    It's great to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  16. Hope you are managing ok with your latest lockdown. It is such a hard time #MischiefAndMemories

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  17. I love these four somethings posts! So sorry to hear of the recent restrictions. But - great that you did manage to squeeze in dinner plans. Don't put off what you can do today is certainly a lesson learnt for me. Thank you for joining us for #mischiefandmemories

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  18. Lots of positives despite the lockdown. The UK is due to open up fully next week and I'm dreading it with cases and deaths growing daily... Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories

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  19. I love the way music can change my mood! Hope lockdown doesn't last too long.

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