Sweet Tennessee!

Sweet Tennessee!

June 18, 2013

Of Ostriches, Sand and a Cat Named Josephine.. :)

Oh yeah.. a couple of months ago
I started.. watching 'news' again.
Why?  You might ask.. because i felt
Out of it.. clueless.  As an educated human, i
Prefer open doors to
Closed.  Sunlight to dank dark.  Wedgewood blue
Sky to the charcoal gray.  That is for grilling.  :)
I love uplift over
Down draft.  The warm sand?  Where's the warm sand?
Asks my alter ego.. Odette the Ostrich.  In my head goes,
But not too deep.  Just enough to cover my
Ostrich-y ears!  There's just too much bad.
An abundance of toxic scrap.  So under i go for
Another maybe middle sized break.

Where's my sweet friend, Josephine?  My amber eyed
Calico friend..  She helps me out of the sand.. brings me
Out of my snug shell.  :)  My hiking, sky-diving, dancing kitty
Friend.  We've hiked many a trail together, but i've yet
to go the sky-dive route.  She's pretty persuasive, my Jo best buddy
Cat.  We've shared oodles of long talks on walks in the woods.
Among the firs, the spruce, and the huge sequoia arms
And limbs.  She and i understand their whispers.  Their secrets.
Heed their sound advice.  Nature is wise medicine.  Better than TV.
Music!  The classical!  The blues!  Jo and i share those too.

So i guess my head doesn't need to go under, though
At times, we ostriches like to dig down.  There's plenty of
Fun to be had with good friends and good times!
And psst.. i'll tell you a little secret.  We must keep it to
Ourselves.  Sometimes this ostrich and this kitty enjoy
A little sip and nip of some red wine and cheese.
Just for fun.  You won't tell right?  You see, we are special
feline and bird.  We travel and have hobbies together
Unlike other kitties and birds.  So there!  Sometimes those
Who are different can get along!  What do you think
Of that??

Phew.  Well time for bed for this human.  :)

And just a little something more..  Odette, Josephine, and i, Mary, share a great love for flowers of all kinds!

Goodnight.  I'll be back soon..  M


  1. Sounds like you have wonderful friends in Odette and Josephine! My Waddles was my best feline friend. We loved reading together and solving the world's problems together. :-)

    I have to be careful how much news I take in, too, before it becomes just overwhelming noise.

    1. Yes, they're wonderful, Tina. They're fictional characters i've created, but they're also imaginary friends, in a way. Of course, i don't set places at the dinner table for them like i did when i was 3-4. lol. But i have quite a vivid imagination. :) I like to write stories though sometimes. It relaxes me and eases my anxiety.

      And yes, the news is just overwhelming toxic stuff these days...

  2. I stay away from watching news.
    Odette and Josephine sound great!

    1. You're wise to stay away from it. I'm going to take a cue from you. :)

      And thank you!

  3. I stop listening to news from time to time. And each time I do it , I feel better.SAme with technology world:sometimes it's good to stay away.
    Hello to Odette and Josephine! it's good to have that kind of friends!

    1. You are wise, Malyss. I'm going to do the same thing for awhile. There's just so much bad out there!

      And yes, last week i couldn't decide on which animal i wanted to have as my fictional character Odette the Ostrich's friend. I love cats, so i settled on a kitty for now. But i love all animals. So i might just end up adding more, and writing about a whole menagerie. lol.

  4. Delightful and uplifting post Mary.

  5. Odette and Josephine sound wonderful :)

    1. I'm glad you think so, Michelle! Thank you. :)

  6. Nature IS wise medicine! Wise Medicine and the best news ever - You have a lovely way to guarantee a good life . . . Wine & Cheese??? Lots of people practice that discipline - with terrific results.
    love & love,

    1. Nature's wise for sure! :) And wine with cheese is just plain yummy.

  7. Add me to the list of flower lovers, too. There's nothing quite like the simple yet majestic gift the a bloom imparts on the soul the moment one sees it.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. You've described my feeling exactly also, Jessica. :). My heart fills with happiness when i see beautiful blossoms!

  8. Nature is sometimes the tonic that we all need isn't it? :)

  9. I send my warmest regards to Odette and Josephine. Flowers light up my days as well and bring a smile to my face.


    1. Hi Genie! Thank you for stopping by. :) I gave Odette and Josephine your regards, and they say hello back! Have a beautiful weekend!


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