The Awful Truth… take what you need

Sitting there so solemnly, A lady full of grace, In the Louvre gallery, With a smile upon  her face. I wonder what she's thinking, As she looks out at the crowd, Some people think she's winking, Others think she's proud.   . When I was about 9yrs old, my English teacher set us a task... Continue Reading →

Alias, rank and serial number…?

. “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin . Do a search for 'Ursula' online and you'll either get results for the name itself and what it means - She is a Bear - or a respected fierce female author with that first... Continue Reading →

Don’t Worry, Be… Happy?

A warm and embracing thank you to Lynette d'Arty-Cross, for bravely and boldly doing the hokey-cokey-pokey with me and jumping into the challenge of asking me this question: . What is one of your best, happy memories from any time in the past? . In my posts I sometimes veer into lands of sadness, anger,... Continue Reading →

How do you manage to write and find inspiration everyday?

Grazie mille e mille grazie to Seashell, for taking part in my challenge and challenging me, for being so gracious, as always, and for being a deep sea diver in life, and asking questions like this one: . Dear Ursula, here is my question: how do you manage to write and find inspiration everyday? have... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Being a Hermit…

Greeting and glad tidings to Jen, and a cornucopia of thank yous for taking the plunge into my challenge (go here if you want to know more about the challenge), for joining in the fun, and for asking this question: . "You’ve said somewhere recently that you’re a hermit. I’m curious if you feel that... Continue Reading →

Will You Marry Me?

A BIG heartfelt thank you to Carrie for having the courage of a lion and being the first to join in the fun, sweeping me off my feet with such a wonderful question and writing prompt (for more info, and to find out what I'm wittering on about - go here)! . Ok. Ready for... Continue Reading →

Ask Me A Question…?

I'm An Upturned Soul... but why? The name of this blog is an anagram of something else. That something else is rather boring, perhaps, but the anagram of it sounds interesting. Maybe. Maybe not. I'm a mess... a soul who is constantly being upturned, topsy and turvy, or something like that. If I tried to... Continue Reading →

Somewhere Over the Narcissist’s Rainbow

Are you a magnet for narcissists? Survey says... possibly and probably. Based on shared experiences... we're all a magnet for narcissists, while no one is the narcissist for whom we're all magnets. And... You don't need to have previous experience to qualify for this position of being a magnet for narcissists. All applicants are welcome,... Continue Reading →

The Soul of… Fear

. “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin . What does the word 'fear' conjure up for you when you read, hear, are aware of it? Does it remind you of your own fear? What do you fear? Do you fear? Fear is one of those experiences that connects us with others, even... Continue Reading →

Andy White – Narcissism and The Fruit of Suffering

"The pain, the despair, the craziness of self-destructive behaviour is as loud a statement as it is possible to make that our soul is in exile and under attack." - Andy White . Isn't it typical. The moment you want something, it plays hard to get. However if you don't want it, it's there for... Continue Reading →

What is my Karma… She Asked

. “Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.” ― Haruki Murakami . Is it merely a matter of chance, of coincidence, that on the day that I decide to tackle the last question... Continue Reading →

How Does the Whole Fulfill through Me… She Asked

. "And when, as is often the case, the misty discussion of 'Rosicrucians' and their history becomes involved with the masonic myths, the enquirer feels that he is sinking helplessly into a bottomless bog.” ― Frances A. Yates . How Does the Whole Fulfill through Me? This is the flip side of yesterday’s question -... Continue Reading →

How Do I Integrate into the Whole… She Asked

. “As a young man I was scornful about the supernatural but as I have got older, the sharp line that divided the credible from the incredible has tended to blur; I am aware that the whole world is slightly incredible” ― Colin Wilson . How do you integrate into the whole? Do you feel... Continue Reading →

What is the Meaning in Life… She Asked

.  “Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.” ― Danny Kaye . What is the meaning IN life? The IN rather than the OF? What does that mean? Do you know what it means? Do you know the meaning… IN or OF or both or... Continue Reading →

What are the Possessions of my Relationships… She Asked

.  “In battle or business, whatever the game, In law or in love, it is ever the same; In the struggle for power, or the scramble for pelf, Let this be your motto - Rely on yourself! For, whether the prize be a ribbon or throne, The victor is he who can go it alone!”... Continue Reading →

How Do I Participate/Relate… She Asked

.  “The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside his skull when confronted by what goes on outside his skull.” ― Eric Berne . How do you participate and relate? Do you play well with others or do you prefer to play alone? When faced with another human being, do... Continue Reading →

How Can I Be Transformed… She Asked

. “I am going to seek a great perhaps; draw the curtain, the farce is played out.” ― François Rabelais . How can I be transformed... Say what!?! Just when I thought it was alright to be as is... you pull me back in and want me to change, transform... like a transformer? Am I... Continue Reading →

How Do I Express My Uniqueness… She Asked

. “Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why.” ― Hunter S. Thompson . How do you express your uniqueness? Don't you first have to figure out what it is? What is that something which makes you... you... unique... you-nique. We may all be born that way, unique, special snowflakes or whatever, but life and other people... Continue Reading →

What is my Inner Center… She Asked

. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ― Lao Tzu . How do you find your inner center? Can it be found by you or does it find you? Is it something or somewhere? Is it a part of a... Continue Reading →

What Am I Doing… She asks and explains

Do you like being asked questions? Do you like answering questions? Depends on the questions, doesn't it? What if those questions are about getting to know yourself, and the answers you give reveal you to yourself in some way? . . You may have noticed that the last few posts on this blog have a... Continue Reading →

Wheels keep turning…

In answer to - What's my favourite song? This'll do... perhaps because in Asian astrology I'm of the sign. . Something knocked me out ' the trees Now I'm on my knees . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnVf1ZoCJSo . Monkey, Wheels keep turning Monkey, Something's burning Monkey, Don't like it but I guess I'm learning Shock! Shock! Shock! -... Continue Reading →

How May I Best Use it… She asked

What are you thinking? Quick, take a screenshot of it... before you think about thinking and change the thought by doing that! Did you capture it? . . “The human mind is like that monkey, incessantly active by its own nature, then it becomes drunk with the wine of desire, thus increasing its turbulence. After... Continue Reading →

What is Mine… She Asked

. “There's never a man looked me between the eyes and seen a good day a'terward" - Long John Silver” ― Robert Louis Stevenson . What do you value? What's the treasure of your heart's desire? Is it something that belongs to you or is it something which belongs to someone else which you would... Continue Reading →

Who am I… she asked

. “I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn't make for an interesting person. I didn't want to be interesting, it was too hard. What... Continue Reading →

Whatever it is, I’m against it

. “Whatever it is, I'm against it.” ― Groucho Marx . At the local Truth or Dare club, which meets every Monday, except when it's another day of the week, there's always one smarty pants, usually a newbie, who decides to tell the truth rather than take on a dare. Admittedly some of the dares... Continue Reading →

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