My Daily Stream of Consciousness

... but not daily or necessarily true

The Camp out - a creative writing assignment

Published at 9 June 2023 6:03 PM EDT in 'General'

Sure the drive was gorgeous.
Trees exploded with colour; red, orange, yellow.

In retrospect this should have been a red flag.

Leaves change colours when it is cold.

Today I am Yttrium

Published at 13 September 2018 2:16 PM EDT in 'General'

Today, in the immortal words of Oliver Sacks, I turn Yttrium.
Or in non-geek words today I turn 39 years old.

This little moment of geekiness brought on by Sack’s book Gratitude lead me to consider what other geeky gold nuggets of information I could find about the number 39.


Published at 22 May 2018 10:56 AM EDT in 'General'

It is a moment of confusion wrapped up in the excitement of starting and the terror of moving forward.

Memory as a snapshot

Published at 19 May 2018 1:18 PM EDT in 'General'

My earliest memory is that my great grandmother would keep chocolate in the top drawer of her bedside table, and that she lived in a nursing home with an indoor garden area that had a shuffleboard court.

Symphony of the Busy Cafe

Published at 16 May 2018 11:26 AM EDT in 'General'

There is something enchanting about the music of a busy cafe.

Write write what to write

Published at 5 March 2018 9:45 AM EST in 'General'

Having trouble figuring out what to write about today I decided to open an unfinished document and see if I could make something out of it.

The file was titled “Write Write What to Write”

I opened it to find

... a blank page.

A nonsensical tour of my current train of thought

Published at 28 February 2018 9:39 AM EST in 'General'

The light will only be on for such a short moment in time,
like the bulb above the head in an old cartoon
sometimes the moment only last for a second.

What is an artist

Published at 26 February 2018 12:59 PM EST in 'General'

What does it mean to be an artist?
I use to think I knew.

I would have defined it as someone who could paint or draw or sculpt. None of which I was able to do. In fact all are things that teachers along the way told me that I definitively could not do. I didn’t have that inborn ability to pick up a piece of paper and create.

The Great Grey Beast February

Published at 21 February 2018 12:29 PM EST in 'General'

I sit in front of my blank computer screen and inevitably open another tab with twitter or instagram or amazon and entertain myself shifting through the horror show that is the current news cycle or get lost in pretty pictures of other peoples amazing artwork and my writing screen remains blank.

The Quiet

Published at 6 October 2017 9:52 AM EDT in 'General'

This started out as a stream months ago, but turned into a story. Originally I intended on posting these have stories and progressing them in parts, but at the time I didn't have the nerve to put it up. I have returned to it many times. Re-read it and added more, then changed it, erased a bunch, and eventually started the cycle over. Today, however, I decided to post it. As I said it is a work in progress, and I may add more later, but for now here it is. Should you feel like sharing your thoughts, good or bad, I would be interested to read them ...

Ode to the dentist

Published at 28 September 2017 12:51 PM EDT in 'General'

It strikes me that I may be acting slightly anti-social, but in this situation I just don't care!

Tumbleweeds roll through the empty streets of my mind

Published at 27 September 2017 1:18 PM EDT in 'General'

Blank, lost, nothing, never, no more...

The words I was going to write are gone.
Which is probably good because they really were not very happy words.

A Glass of Lemonade

Published at 21 September 2017 10:03 AM EDT in 'General'

Or will they just pour a larger glass of lemonade and enjoy their Utopia while it lasts?

38 is a point in time like any other

Published at 13 September 2017 11:24 AM EDT in 'General'

In recognition of my 38th birthday I take a moment to stop and reflect.

A Mug Full of Coffee

Published at 2 August 2017 12:35 PM EDT in 'General'

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,
but a mug full of coffee makes the world okay again.

Polka Dot Robot Aliens

Published at 3 June 2017 9:54 AM EDT in 'General'

For some reason the Universe decided to conspire to make me feel all spotted today.

Go Go Gadget Roller Skates

Published at 27 May 2017 12:45 PM EDT in 'General'

I don’t like this stream.
It feels to contrived.
Less streammy, more pulling teethy.

Tossed about in the Tornado of the "to do" list

Published at 17 May 2017 9:04 AM EDT in 'General'

I am lost in a tornado of things that would make life cleaner, easier, better to the point that I can’t focus on making life cleaner, easier, or better.

And The World Would Flourish

Published at 15 May 2017 9:52 AM EDT in 'General'

At the end of the world lost among the trees.
Perhaps we will all fall of the edge and never return.
And the world would flourish and be all better.

Conversations with google

Published at 10 May 2017 12:10 PM EDT in 'General'

OK Google ask me a philosophical question.

Answer this. Superstar Roger Federer is from which country? Austria, Germany, or Switzerland?

That’s not really what I meant

To Dan

Published at 3 May 2017 9:35 AM EDT in 'General'

I am grateful everyday for the moment 15 years ago when you walked into my life. I vividly remember you walking up in your khaki pants, and light blue button up Toronto Blue Jays uniform shirt. You stretched out your hand to shake in introduction and from that moment on the Blue Jays game was forgotten.

I can't be that insane, can I? TBT

Published at 27 April 2017 9:33 AM EDT in 'General'

The Spirit of School days past visited me last night and transported my back to April 1998!

Don't Judge Me

Published at 24 March 2017 10:51 AM EDT in 'General'

Don’t judge me … aah to hell with it judge me if you want I refuse to care. I am happy just where I am today!

Random Thoughts in Starbucks (1)

Published at 7 March 2017 12:43 PM EST in 'General'

I swore to myself this stream wouldn’t be about coffee or feeling tired. But damn it I feel exhausted and the coffee just isn’t doing anything today.

In response to the Grieg and Beethoven

Published at 6 March 2017 10:25 AM EST in 'General'

The nonsensical stream of consciousness set to Grieg and Beethoven.

The Lone Woman Getting Gas Versus Mr. Crazy Pants Mustache (Otherwise Known as My Monday)

Published at 1 February 2017 9:29 AM EST in 'General'

Feminism 101: When faced with terrible, likely mysoginistic, behaviour you should recognize it and declare it inappropriate! Scaring the bejesus out of the fool also seems like a viable option.


Published at 25 January 2017 11:26 AM EST in 'General'

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Allergy Test

Published at 24 November 2016 10:04 AM EST in 'General'

Sometimes I think not knowing would be less irritating then the journey to knowing. #diagnostictests


Published at 17 November 2016 9:52 AM EST in 'General'

Love is a soft comforting purr that knows your grief and loves you through it.

My world has wronged itself

Published at 15 November 2016 12:17 PM EST in 'General'

Morning has become night and night has become morning, in a world where morning is still morning and night is still night.

Thank you never seems to be enough, so I updated this ...

Published at 7 November 2016 9:41 AM EST in 'General'

If I got a tattoo it would be the words “sweet surrender” around my left ring finger, because those are the words tattooed around my heart.

The Caffeine Apocalypse

Published at 4 November 2016 10:34 AM EDT in 'General'

I would never survive a Zombie Apocalypse. The zombies would eat me when I stopped to make a pot of coffee.

What is My Daily Stream of Conciousness?

Published at 1 November 2016 10:50 AM EDT in 'General'

In the beginning there was an idea, and it was a good idea ... or maybe not, but who really knows until it is done. So screw it might as well start somewhere!

Christine Morton -

A mother, a daughter, a magic bean grower,
a hoper, a lover, a dandelion blower.
A dreamer, a wisher, a photograph maker,
a writer, a hoper, a lesser road taker.

© 2016 Christine Morton Redhead Snaps