WordPress Weekly Photo: Transmogrify

Wow! What a word. Transmogrify which means “to change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

Well, in honour of this week’s theme I have chosen this photo I took in the Rua Da Academia Das Ciências in Lisbon, of a spray can used to transmogrify a wall.

It was carefully placed in an old wall sconce itself making an interesting transmogrified artistic display.

Spray can used to transmogrify walls in Rua Da Academia Das Ciências in Lisbon ©2016 Regina Martins
Spray can used to transmogrify walls in Rua Da Academia Das Ciências in Lisbon
©2016 Regina Martins

Entered in WordPress’ weekly photo challenge, the theme of which is Transmogrify.

 

Smoke Look Cool!

I remember as student wanting to look cool at ‘varsity. Who doesn’t? The only way I knew how to do this was to start smoking. I mean, isn’t holding a cigarette cool? And everyone else was doing it! So I had to do it too right? The Marlboro man looked cool. And all those gorgeous people in the Mainstay advert also looked cool. Oh wait, Mainstay is vodka not cigarettes.

Anywhoo, I told my folks that I was going to do this because…honesty. My Mom said cool as long as I don’t smoke in the house. So I rushed to the corner shop and bought a packet of cigarettes.

To cut a short story even shorter, because this phase was a short one, thankfully, I didn’t enjoy smoking. Not even the visions of looking cool were enough to turn it into a habit. I gave away more cigarettes than I smoked. After a month I decided that this was a failed experiment, thankfully.

I solved the “how to look cool at ‘varsity” goal by dressing up in eccentric clothes, wearing all manner of hats and wearing large earrings. This turned into a habit and I am still known to dress eccentrically at times. Not all the time because…clients.

Response to WordPress’s one-word prompt – Smoke.

 

Note To Self: You Are Never Only “Just”

  1. You are awesome!
  2. Be brave to speak your mind.
  3. It’s ok to feel insecure at times.
  4. Remember, you can create your own happiness.
  5. Remember too that all behaviour is under state control. Only you can control your state.
  6. Don’t put anyone on a pedestal because one day they will fall and you’ll be devastated.
  7. Ask for forgiveness not permission.
  8. Forgive yourself first to be able to forgive others (see point 6 above).
  9. Meditate.
  10. Drink 2 litres of water every day.

I just needed a reminder today.

Number 11: There is never only “just”. You are never only “just”. Your needs are not only “just”… (see point 1 above).

©2016 Regina Martins
©2016 Regina Martins

 

WordPress Weekly Photo: Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace, in the Baroque architectural style, was the summer place of the rulers of Bavaria.

Nymphenburg Palace, in the Baroque architectural style, was the summer place of the rulers of Bavaria ©2016 Regina Martins
Nymphenburg Palace, in the Baroque architectural style, was the summer place of the rulers of Bavaria
©2016 Regina Martins

Entered in this week’s WordPress weekly photo challenge with the theme of Shine.