The Cosmos Calls Back

Back in August of 2016 I wrote a blog about the Cosmos calling me. It popped up in my Facebook feed last night, and it’s still so on the mark. I wish I still had ideas like this….


Hellloooo….Cosmos Calling

The Cosmos is always calling — are you listening?

I tend to block incoming calls, leaving a message that I’ll get back shortly.  And, of course, when I call back, it’s too late. The message has disappeared. Moved On. Taken a Hike. Good Bye.

So today is a good day to start remembering and rewriting some of the messages my old friend Cosmos has been sending.

  •  When the Muse is there She’s there. When she’s not she’s not. Quit trying to make wine out of hot dogs. You can’t force the words, the strokes, the stitches. Leave the door wide open but take your trek elsewhere for a while. As long as it’s creative, even if it’s mindless, it encourages Her return.
  • If it doesn’t have anything to do with your realm, keep your mouth shut. Your conservative or over-the-top opinions won’t change the state of politics or sports or Hollywood. Misery loves company and yakkers need an audience. Don’t be the bigmouth or the enabler.
  • DO stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Abuse is rampant. Child, animal, elder — A bully is always a bully. Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. If you notice something, and don’t want to confront the culprit, report it. Tell someone. Be their strength.
  • There is no such thing as a leisurely dinner outside. Especially this time of year. Quit trying to sell us wine and laughter and best friends sitting at a big table surrounded by land and woods. It doesn’t work that way. Just ask the mosquitoes and flies. Or the chiggers that chew your ankles.
  • Wine, chocolate, and whipped cream are the answers to all of life’s problems.
  • Organization is the name of the game. Most of us are O-Negative, but with an infusion of creativity, energy, and optimism, even the smallest o can grow to be a fairly decent sized O. Just put away what you take out, close what you open, measure before you cut, and find yourself a Muse or Spirit Guide to give you a pinch in the keester now and then.
  • Taco Cat spelled backwards is Taco Cat.
  • Universal Truth #6327: Everything makes sense to someone.
  • The Cosmos is full of random moves disguised as calculated theories. So it is with winning. A few odds: winning the Powerball, 1 in 292,201,338; dying from an asteroid strike, 1 in 74,817,414; attacked by a shark, 1 in 3,748,006; getting struck by lightning, 1 in 1,107,143; being killed by a vending machine, 1 in 112,000,000; being killed by a coconut, 1 in 270,000,000. Since the odds never make sense, odds are that you might as well give up the odds and go with a sure thing. Like I before E. Except after C. Oh, and there’s an A in there too…
  • Don’t be fooled by the “peaceful life” in the country. It can be just as loud as the city. Birds are worse than car horns.

The Cosmos gave me a bunch of messages this past weekend, and this time I was listening. Friendship is forever: there are stories around every corner; if you connect your soul with the soul of the universe, anything can happen. Then I gave the o’l Cos some advice I’ve learned along the way.

  • Love. There’s 1,000s of chances to find it.
  • Life. There’s only one chance to live it.
  • Creativity is a way of life.
  • Jon Snow is not dead.


22 thoughts on “The Cosmos Calls Back

  1. If there’s a room, attic or shed there on a Disability-pension income (a mere percentage of our nation’s poverty level), where a poet can have silence in which to meditate, burn her choice of herbal incenses without fear of the law, publish her poetry via data or WiFi, and access services or public transportation within a half mile, please do let this poet know ☺️


  2. Ah, could be. Fortunately, we are on 5 acres, surrounded by considerate, awesome neighbors, and mountains on 3 sides with the river running through our valley. Our yard is filled with 17 evergreens. The doves, bluebirds, meadowlarks, and magpies love us – and we love their sweet songs. Car horns are rarely heard within a 50 mile radius of us. Come enjoy the peace of rural Montana! 🥰✌🏽


  3. Thank you so much for making my day! I have opinions on everything, and get so frustrated trying to reason out the whole world. The only one who has bad after effects is me. I let it bother me. So I find it better to spew out my opinions to the mirror or the dogs. They love me no matter what!

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  4. Birds are NOT worse than car horns!! And there IS peace in the country. “Wine, chocolate, and whipped cream are the answers to all of life’s problems.” Make that wine, Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream and I’m with you!!

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  5. I shall keep the door open, even for the field mice and the little fairy penguins..
    I shall clean the windows, so I can see the see the stars beyond the Milky-way..
    And I shall polish the magic lantern every night before I go to sleep

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  6. I love this! Thanks. The one that resonates with me is, keep your mouth shut. It took me a long time to learn but it´s just not worth it to engage in a battle of wits with someone unarmed. I must say we do eat outside every day here in Spain, but we don´t have a problem with mosquitos, etc. I might add, we learn something new every day! Sending hugs your way.

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