Psychotherapy — Back to School

The daily prompt today is:

If you could take a break from your life and go back to school to master a subject, what would it be?

My answer is Psychotherapy.

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud

I do have an undergraduate degree (B.A) in Psychology. I had planned to continue this line of  study but something called “Viet Nam” came along that interrupted my plans. Attending Graduate School did  not quality you for  the cherished student deferment (2-S). A letter from the Selective Service was one of the  first letters I received after graduation. At that time they instituted a “Lottery” system instead of the  regular draft. I have never any good in gambling and lost this time too. I got  as far as Ft. Wayne in Detroit. I had already received my Bible and was standing  in line in my underwear when the Doctor called me aside and  informed me that the Army  didn’t want to draft me because I had a previous  heart condition  which I had actually out grown. I was given  a bus ticket home and that was my service career.

I should  have gone  back to Graduate school at that time  but money was an issue. So…I started my employment career.

I  wish I could go back to school today but I’m afraid too much time has elapsed and I would  have to start all over  again. Not that much time left for me.

Thanks for the inspiration from the Daily Prompt.

A Word a Week Challenge — Curve

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Mara Serena Safari Lodge

On Safari in Kenya. Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Cape Buffalo, Cheetahs are in your back yard.

A Word a Week Challenge

No Place Like Home

Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC

It’s always very comforting to come back home. Either from a short trip or from  a long  vacation. Staying with  friends, family, or even  nice hotels  is nice  but  coming home….ah..how wonderful. I’ve lived in Michigan, Arizona, California, and North Carolina. Be it an apartment, condo, or  home, the though of  arriving home makes me feel calm. I’m back on familiar turf and I LOVE IT!

Inspired by The  Daily Prompt

Earworm

An earworm is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to describe an earworm include musical imagery repetitioninvoluntary musical imagery, and stuck song syndrome.

Today the song  that keeps  going  through my head is “It was a very good  year. I especially like the version that  Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra do as a duet. Favorite line is “When I was seventeen it was  a very good year. This was brought on by two  comics in the newspaper this morning. One  was the Baby Blues strip where the  wife tells her husband about their children: “Think of them as reverse cicadas. They’re here for seventeen years and then  they go away” The other  comic  strip was Rhymes with Orange. It’s a picture of  a  cicada with a microphone in his  hand singing the cicada go-to  Karaoke song “When I  was seventeen, it  was a very good  year”.

So….

17 and it was a very good year.
when I was 17 it was a very good year.

Tears

Tears

The Soul would have NO RAINBOW if the eyes had NO TEARS

Still applies in many areas of  our  life today. The lost of a father, mother, and younger sister as I have my not bring immediate tears to your eyes but they will eventually when you least expect it. Little unique movements  that my dad possessed; my mother’s laugh and my sister’s battle with kidney disease. When the tears arrive a rainbow appears and my SOUL  is  that much more fulfilled.