Life

Detritus | JusJoJan. 31.

de·tri·tus\di-ˈtrī-təs\
noun

the pieces that are left when something breaks, falls apart, is destroyed, etc.

It’s 2017 and somehow we appear to be living in the midst of the broken pieces of our own humanity. People no longer have sympathy for those less fortunate than them, let alone compassion. Moving stories are now being ironically called fake news. Victims apparently only have themselves to blame, but at the same time everyone is a victim. Having a roof over one’s head is no longer a blessing but not enough. People want more and more, often at the expense of other people. 

I’ve thought about why this has happened and just reasoned that humans have become more impatient. Selfish. Self-centered. Self-absorbed. We want quick success and easy money. We want someone to blame for our problems. And now technology has made it so much easier for people to cherry pick their targets. There’s always going to be a scapegoat. 

We’re broken and sadly, there’s no repair manual. 

~

Just a quick response to the last JusJoJan prompt. Happy February, peeps. 

Life

I’m blue da ba dee da ba die.. | JusJoJan, 30.

I’m not the kind of person that has a specific piece of jewellery every day. Usually I will wear a gift constantly until one day I don’t. The exception was the black jelly bracelet I wore religiously to feel close to my ex-TV-boyfriend, Sam Winchester. 

I was so cool

In most cases, I forget that I even own most of my jewellery pieces. 

Except for one. Well, two. My bright pink button earrings and this blue and silver necklace I received as a gift many years ago. It was a silver dolphin jumping over some kind of blue pearl. 

Similar to this but not really

The girl that gave it to me was a close friend once but no longer. Yet somehow I always remember that necklace. I’ve searched high and low for it online but I have never seen anything that is truly similar. It’s no longer with me and that saddens me. It’s just a piece of jewellery and hey – I bought another dolphin necklace. It’s purple, adorable and I did not remember buying it for about a year. 
I seriously shouldn’t be hung up over a piece of metal but I am. 

Why? Well, I suppose because it reminds me of when my life was sort of stress free. Not entirely stress free because my life has always been crazy. But back then things were easier and I had less responsibility. I was freer.

Plus that necklace was seriously pretty. In some ways, the fact that I lost it makes me feel awful. If I truly cherished the gift would I have been so careless? Probably, because I’m fairly certain that I have undiagnosed ADD, but still. I will try to be careful in future. These days, I keep my gifts in one place and squee all over again when I happen to come across them. 

Still.

There are days when I find myself wishing that I find that particular necklace one day so that I can run my finger over that blue pearl and remind myself of a time when things were better. 

And also show it off because it was a kickass necklace. 


Response to the Jan 30th prompt of ‘Blue‘.

Life

JusJoJan: 17. Complaint

​My complaint today is about celebrities because they all seem to be gifted liars and contortionists of the truth.

Case in point: 

  • a singer was papped while enjoying her holiday. 
  • she also instagrammed it all for her devoted followers. 

That’s standard practice these days. 

The problem was that, there’s a major difference between the pictures. 

Now, I don’t have a problem with people adding filters or posting their good sides but…when you’re a celebrity with young female fans, it’s an issue. It’s an even bigger issue when you claim to be happy with yourself all while photoshopping your waistline just so you can show off on Instagram.

On one hand I felt bad that her privacy was intruded on – I think body shaming is so unnecessary and demeaning and this article conveniently alerted us all to the Instagram discrepancy – but…it was interesting to say the least. 

So, before you comment on certain pictures with ‘lifegoals’ or ‘bodygoals’ be sure that what you want to emulate is real. 

In the case of the celebrities…

A little honesty never hurt anyone. 


This post is a response to Jan 17th’s JusJoJan prompt found here.