Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Voices in my head

My last post was number 666. Not a good omen. But without 666, nobody would ever get to 667, now would they?

There are voices in my head.

I'm not insane. I'm pretty sure of that, although an independent diagnosis might disagree.

But I performed some mundane little action yesterday and realized that a voice in my head was guiding my actions. It was the voice of a person I respect, who had long ago given me advice on similar matters.

I realize that there are many such voices whispering in my head: my parents, my grandparents, former bosses, friends, even my own past self who has learned his lesson. And while I pride myself on rock-solid immunity to peer pressure, these voices guide me quite often as I go about the business of being alive.

I appreciate good advice, recognizing that there are a whole lot of people in the world wiser and more experienced than I am.


Molly said...

I totally agree! I have all kinds of voices in my head, guiding me. Often with conflicting advice! There are my parents, the nuns, my aunts, more nuns, school friends, more nuns, college friends, teachers, and, you guessed it, even more nuns!

BTW, I knew if anyone could identify that berry it would be you! Thanks!

Eastcoastdweller said...

Nuns in Your head ... I imagine them all singing:

"How do you solve a problem like Moll-ia?"

I'm happy to help with the plant i.d. Strawberry bush also has quite distinctive greenish flowers earlier in the year.

Arial Ray said...

If the voices in your head are giving you good advice, not to worry.

666 is not necessarily a bad number - I think that revelations gives it a bad rap. I always think that numbers in a series like that have a message in themselves.

Eastcoastdweller said...

Arial: So far, the advice seems good and has nothing to do with poison Kool Aid or joining the Manson family.