SHARING MY WORLD – SORT OF – Marilyn Armstrong


You’re walking in a forest and you find a black suitcase.  Inside it is one million dollars and a piece of paper, stained in blood and bearing the single word “Don’t!”  Would you take the suitcase home or leave it?

I’d probably leave it. I’d be sure it was mob money and if I took it, they’d find me and kill everyone in sight. Too many cop movies?

Imagine you lapsed and cheated on your partner. You feel horrible and you know you’ll never do it again because the feeling is so awful. Would you confess?

First of all, confessing might make you feel better, but why would you do that to your partner? Assuming you don’t have an open marriage (been there, done that, but it’s a whole other story) or something like it, most people get really upset when their partner is bedding someone who isn’t them.

If you’re not going to keep doing it, what exactly does anyone gain from the confession except misery?

Would you live your life differently if nobody ever judged you for anything you did?

No. I don’t care who judges me. I’m old enough to figure I don’t have to listen to that crap anymore — unless it’s a really close friend, Garry … or the dogs start to talk.

Groomed Bonnie

If the dogs are talking, I think I could do something inventive and make a little money with that, so all you pups? If you’ve got something to say, speak up!

Would a fly without wings be called a walk? No? What would you call it?


What’s something that brought joy and lightness of being to you this past week?

It didn’t snow. A cardinal came by. We didn’t run out of food OR money! Joy and lightness? Um, I don’t think so.



Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

9 thoughts on “SHARING MY WORLD – SORT OF – Marilyn Armstrong”

        1. I don’t have something to say every day. Everything feels like a repeat of something I’ve said before. But the pictures are forever young. I’m glad I take pictures I really don’t know how I’d find enough to say without them.

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          1. It is hard to come up with a new topic every day. Then we have to invent new ways of saying the same thing! Your pictures are definitely ever green, and ever young.


      1. I’d leave the money after staring and drooling. Too many bad payoffs in reel and real lives.
        Judging: good question and hard to answer. Professional judging: relatively easy to respond if the judgement is accurate. It usually improves your work. Personal judging: That’s hard if you’re stubborn like me. I’m trying – again, if I think it’s accurate.


  1. Unique Share Your World…as usual full of wisdom, birds and dogs. And stunning photography!! Thanks Marilyn! (you wouldn’t even take one packet of bills? I guess we all know who is greedier here…and it’s me! 😉 )

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  2. The “suitcase”? I’d leave it. It’s not mine. But I’d report it.
    “Confess”? I don’t know? I’d have to decide what is best. I have cheated inwardly. I have to wonder in my heart if that is not as bad. But I will never leave my Lady.
    People judge me all the time. Seems like human nature. It always amazes that people think they ‘know you’ or anything about you based on gossip. They know NOTHING about me.
    “call a fly without wings?” Easy to swat. Poor thing.
    “Joy and lightness this week”? I felt and inner kinship with people. A happy connection. And was able to share that.

    Thank you Marilyn.

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