Monday, October 23, 2006


Stumbled across this musing today on a random blog that was rolling on Blogger's log-in page.

Being in a contrary mood this morning, here's what I wish:

Wouldn't it be great if, for one day, others could see what we see in ourselves? All of it? The good, the bad, the ugly. The true depths of our hearts. Our real intentions. Our integrity and fallacy. Understand what we mean when we say what we say; what we intended and didn't intend; how we felt and didn't feel?

How nice would it be if everyone suspended judgements, assumptions, stereotypes, and prejudices and clearly articulated expectations, feelings, perceptions, and methods?

How nice would it be if we would stop expecting others to read our minds and actually took a little time out to mentor rather than criticize? Communicate rather than gossip?

Wouldn't it be great if we'd stop bullshitting and get to the point? Stop beating around the bush and just get the job done?

Wouldn't it be great?


Sister Mary Lisa said...

I love this post, Janet! Love especially your pic...very cool and artsy.

george lopez said...

Hi Janet! It's Kimberly from AZ. I have just set up a blog account...inspired by you. You probably don't know this, but I log on everyday and see if you have written anything new. Your latest blog sounds like how I've been feeling lately...but I have posted an inspiring story on my blog that will hopefully set me on the right track to stop feeling so sorry for myself and reflective on things that just aren't making me happy. I'm at:

I also look at "what I made for dinner" everyday as well. I have learned a little more about you and your group of friends through reading these blogs.

I'm still working on my blog site. I don't know why I can't get the spacing right in my text. You seem to have double spaces just fine in your texts. I need help I'm afraid. And I'm still trying to figure out my profile. How sad...I don't even know things about myself...that's why I want to do this now....I need to find ME again.

Any tips on using this blogger thing....please pass them along.

Merujo said...

First, the photo is exceptional. Second, the words are wonderful.

I've been a lot more honest and forthright about things in the past year than I think I've ever been before. I wish I'd come to that point earlier in my life. Some people respond well to it, others don't.

I'm just trying to be true to myself in the middle of the muddle.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

SML: Thank you. It's a lovely little piece of software called PhotoBooth that allows me to take pictures from my computer.

KDL: Hello, Sister Easterwood of the Church of Cheese and Rice of Rattle-day Snakes! So good to see you here. Looking forward to your blog.

Merujo: Boy, I know what you mean. I came to D.C. five years ago, a very self-confident, capable, get-the-job-done woman. Five years later, I feel like a shell of my former self. I'm not sure who I am, what I want to do, or what I'm fully capable of any more. This town and my job choices have knocked me down so many notches, I'm not even sure there's a stick to notch any longer.

I think what I enjoy about your blog is the writing (which is excellent) and the honesty/vulnerability. It's very raw and real and I like that.

So, here's to be real and authentic. Something this town could use a little more of!