Friday, October 20, 2017

This Week

Here we are again. How has your week been? One thing I can say about ours is that the weather is once again mild. At least from a Canadian perspective. I hope it continues this way for some time because I’m not a fan of winter, and I’m becoming less and less so as I get older. If we could afford it, the most amazing man in the world and I would spend January and February in a warmer place.

So this week...

A few days ago I ran across an article titled “Worried About Nuclear Explosion? Here's What To Do”. Apparently, Google has seen a spike in searches on “how to survive a nuclear attack” and so now we have suggestions on how to live through one. You know what I think you should do if such a thing were to happen? Kiss your ass goodbye.

If you don’t want to be doing that, reel in chest-thumping, ego-driven politicians who bring on the need for these articles. They are replaceable. Our planet is not.

End of rant.



There is a maddening amount of bad news that we are bombarded with on a daily basis that would have you believe that the world is going to end at any moment. Well, even if that was true, what’s the point of worrying about it? I decided a long time ago that I’m not going to live in fear. If the end comes, so be it. Until such time, I’m going to enjoy every moment I have joyfully and worry-free.



So apparently there are still people out there that believe the earth is flat. They probably never owned a cat. Because then they would know this:
Speaking of cats, mine wake me up early in the morning. Usually very early. Like 5:00 AM. Because I’m such a sucker gentle soul, I drag myself out of a warm bed and feed them. And then the little stinkers settle down for a long nap. They even give me a look that says “What are you doing up at this crazy hour?” Cats.



I'm still drawing and here are my latest attempts, two out of three with a Halloween theme:





And that's all, folks. I’m going to end this Friday’s post with an ode to earth set to “Baba Yetu”, a song by composer Christopher Tin. I’m certain I’ve shared this in the past but it’s so beautiful that it deserves to be shared again.



Enjoy, and happy weekend to all!

44 comments:

  1. Yes, the end of the world will be caused by some CATastrophe or another!

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  2. When I worked at a nursing home, I once read the instructions for what we were to do in case of a nuclear attack or accident: do not open doors and windows. Yeah. That would save everyone.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Of course it would, Janie. Because they tell us it will :)

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  3. Love the artwork and the thing about the cats pushing stuff off the flat earth. Very, very funny.

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    1. I really enjoy putting these together. So much fun.

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  4. Happy Friday, Martha! Your art always makes me smile ~ Just know that I'm cheering you on! and, of course, your funnies were funny, especially your proof for a globular Earth! On a less funny note, I live in a 100% kill zone due to my proximity to Colorado Springs ~ and I'm grateful for that. Also if the Yellowstone Supervolcano goes off! I love that you decided that you weren't going to live in fear. I decided the same thing long ago. I don't worry about things out of my control, and I try to work for change in the areas I do. Life is an incredible gift, and I want to enjoy it while marching to my own drum. Have a lovely weekend with George!

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    1. That's it, Louise. Why worry about things you have no control over? Just let them be. On the other hand, the things we could change, we should work on. Hope you've been enjoying a wonderful weekend!

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  5. I want to be evaporated right off the bat. No burning ash, no nuclear winter, starving masses, hoarding canned food. Close enough to Los Angeles to be likely too.

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    1. I'm with you, Linda! The very thought of living that way is horrifying. I'd rather just POOF be gone.

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  6. I love the flat earth logic!! So true. What is it about gravity that cats love so much? :)

    And I agree with your philosophy of don't worry about it. Worry just deprives a person of whatever happiness they could otherwise have.

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    1. Cats are funny that way. I honestly believe they just like toying with us :)

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  7. I love those drawings! Did you know the Tasmanian Devil was only in a handful of Looney Tune shorts? I always thought it was more, but he was one of my favourite characters! Oh those alarmists...I'm just chugging along in my own little world and care little about what goes on around me!! :)

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    1. I didn't know that, Rain! I honestly believe that he was in more episodes. I wonder why. He was quite an interesting and hilarious character.

      No use worrying ourselves sick. Just live each day that you have and enjoy it.

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  8. I remember as a small child in the fifties during the nuclear threat back then. A couple of times while downtown with my mother I remember 'air-raid' practice with loud sirens going off all over the city. We had to find shelter in any building that was nearby. Luckily no war ever unfolded at that time....at least in North America. Now with a couple of lunatics as head of two nuclear countries, I am hoping for some common sense to prevail!!
    Have a wonderful weekend. Weather here in Maritimes is mild as well!

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    1. I'm with you, Jim. Let's hope some common sense prevails. It's a ridiculous situation that can become very dangerous very fast.

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  9. Two man-baby world leaders sure scared the crap out of me back in August. The only thing that secured me is that China said they would not help their "ally" if N Korea was the one that attacked first. Sad when Beijing has more sanity that Washington

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    1. Let's hope for the best, Adam. Ego never leads to any good.

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  10. Hello Martha, I think your drawings are really good - perfect for the season!
    That piece of music and video is wonderful.

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  11. Also, i am enjoying your artwork!

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  12. I have a friend whose mother said in the event of a nuclear attack, she would run towards wherever it was unsafe and hopefully die earlier than have to endure with whatever conditions occurred afterward. Seemed like a logical thing perhaps to pursue.

    Come to Phoenix for December and January :) I know it would be wishful thinking, but so many Canadian snow birds do come down here to winter.

    The witch drawing came out very nice!

    betty

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    1. Sounds like a good plan, Betty. I don't think I'd want to live in a world with the conditions that a nuclear attack would bring on. I'd rather be resting in peace!

      I would love to visit Phoenix. Arizona is on my list of favourite places that I'd like to get to one day. Right now it's very wishful thinking! LOL

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  13. Just like you i am living with this reality Martha that end is crawling closer by politicians though but i am not gone a take this on my head and quit living before i am officially dead.

    Loved the earth image peeked by cat.
    big lauhgter for politicians joke ,i really want to hang it as sign boards all over the world.

    It is truly a DElight looking at you art dear friend!!!

    How adorable this flying with is ,so pretty and cute!

    i am getting curious about the next destination of you two love birds in winter ahead,heartiest best wishes to you an family Martha!

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    1. It's no use worrying about what might happen. I will remain happy and if the end comes, it comes. The only thing we can do is work on changing what can be changed to make this a better world for anyone. Bad politicians can be removed from office. That is something we must remember.

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  14. Ha, Ha!! My brother (older than me) used to draw the Tasmanian devil all the time. There was a metal dustpan in my dad's shop that had the Tamanian devil drawn on it. The weather is amazingly wonderful!! October 21st today and no coat required. :) -Jenn

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    1. It's incredible, isn't it? I am loving this weather and I hope we end up having a short and mild winter. Not sure it's what we'll get, but it would be nice.

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  15. I loved the Tasmanian Devil! Nice work. And don't get me (re) started on politicians.... LOL

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  16. We've had a good week with this gorgeous weather. Can't believe that we are well into October and still wearing sandals and even the odd day wearing capris. I love it! Hope it continues.

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    1. You and me both, Linda! I am loving these gorgeous days.

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  17. We've been having a beautiful fall here, much warmer than usual! That all comes to an end next week and now we have snow flurries in the forecast! Our cats get me up early too, and as you said they eat and then go back to bed... they are so spoiled! Enjoy the last days of nice weather!

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  18. Great drawings. I like the statement on politicians. And my Prancie definitely would have knocked everything off the edge of the world if it were flat :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Your Prancie is adorable! I'd let her get away with a lot of things :)

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  19. It's always the end of the world in some way or another. The movie Geostorm is out now and it probably predicts how the world will end like they all do. We've bypassed 2012...so it's onto the next end of the world dilemma. Can't wait to see the movie though.

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    1. I haven't heard of that one. I'll have to check it out.

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  20. I came back because i realized yesterday I didn't scroll down to see if any other posts were new. I'm sure glad i did, I love your three characters you drew - you have lots of talent. The world - the politicians - the whole shebang (oops shouldn't use that word) needs some type of awakening so we can drop the veil that is keeping us from seeing that we are all connected and peace is a vision that would unite us if the Media AND the politicans and all those forces working so hard to keep us confused and separated would shut the F up, lol. Well listen to me, miss know it all....haha. Now I'm off to listen to the video you posted.

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