With so many options these days to keep us all entertained for every waking moment of our days (Internet, TV, DVD’s, Gaming, Sports etc) it’s easy to fall into the trap of no longer having quiet moments using our imagination to create our own entertainment…
Our imagination costs us nothing, it’s the ultimate form of frugal entertainment. It can be scary, humorous, thoughtful, productive, bizarre, unrepeatable, questionable, laughable, insane and serious but nevertheless it can take you on ANY journey to ANYWHERE.
Imagination forms a BIG part of my household. Ever since birth the kids have learned not to take things at face value and this can lead to serious but also fun or bizarre discussions…A pebble is just a pebble right? Or what about that man in the field on his tractor, or the trees, the rain, the cows in the field resting but all facing the same way, the thunder in the sky or the billions of stars and planets in our universe….sometimes it would be easier to accept that a pebble is just a pebble.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHILE SAT ON THE TOILET? I CHANGE INTO A WOLF…
I just don’t get those people who go “EWWWWW” when someone talks about bringing a book or a magazine into the bathroom to keep oneself occupied while waiting to feed the toilet. What do these people do instead? There is only so many times one can find entertainment out of folding a piece of toilet paper exactly 7 times….. I wonder if they do what the hobbits and I do sometimes (when we have forgotten to bring a book in) and morph themselves into something completely different? You too can now enjoy this frugal entertainment but please note- this is not for the faint hearted as morphing can be scary..
How to morph in the bathroom..
Half-light is best.
Stare at your reflection in the mirror focusing specifically on your eyes.
Try not to blink, breathe quietly and shallowly- keep staring
After a minute or two your reflection in the mirror becomes darker and begins to disappear except for your eyes …keep staring
Just as the background disappears and your eyes remain you will morph into something- just for a second or two at most
When I do the morphing in the bathroom trick I consistently change into a WOLF….
And you know how everything in the universe is strangely linked in some way? I have plans in the future to return my surname back to my real birth name so I was googling my ancestors and found some interesting origins on my name HYLAND
a) The Irish surname Hyland is the modern anglicization of the Old Gaelic surname O’hAolain. The name is of local origin, being one of those based on the name of the dwelling place or locality where a bearer once lived. In this instance, the name was originally trans- lated as ‘high land’ and the name came to denote one whose residence was situated on such a slope.
b) Alternatively, this surname can derive from the literal translation of the Old Gaelic for “O’hAolain.” The literal meaning of this name is “a descendent of Aolain.” This personal name was very common in Ireland during the Middle Ages, as it had been the name of several famous erenaghs in Ireland of Old. Erenaghs were lay lords whose families held church property and titles from generation to generation. It would appear that an early chief of the clan was granted this name which means, literally, “A LITTLE WOLF”
So maybe morphing in the bathroom is not just a bit of fun for people sitting on the loo waiting for nature to take its course but rather a modern day portal into the history of time……..
You decide its your imagination after-all.