Tuesday, 4 September 2012


By Invitation is back from it's Summer Holidays and our subject is Cycles.....


I think that the cycle of life is all backwards ..... We should start out dead ..... get it all out of the way first.

You wake up in a nursing home and start feeling better everyday .....

They throw you out of there for being too healthy, you collect your pension then, when you start work, they give you a gold watch on your first day. You work for 40 years until you are young enough to enjoy your retirement.

You drink alcohol, you party hard, you are generally promiscuous and you get ready for Senior school.

After Senior school you go to primary school, you become a child and you play and nap all day. You have no responsibilities. 

You become a baby with no cares whatsoever.
Then, you spend your last 9 months floating peacefully, with luxuries like central heating, spa treatments, room service on tap and larger living quarters everyday ..... and then .....
you finish off as an orgasm !!!!!!

Pop over to Marsha @ Splenderosa  to see what other 'Cycles' people have posted about.

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  1. Love it! Love it, Jackie!
    'Cycling' through life with your sense of humor, just brilliant!

    Well done!

    Now, have to hurry up to re-cycle myself before I'll finally finish off as an O.....!!!!!


  2. Hello Jackie:
    Absolutely! We have often thought that life is best viewed whilst standing on one's head since then everything at that angle seems, strangely, the right way up.

    As always we are enchanted by the beguiling images with which you illustrate this imaginative post. If only one could skip the 40 years of working part, whichever way round,then it would be perfection in our eyes!!

  3. That's as clever as clever, Jacqueline: you are officially six.

  4. Brilliant... brilliant... and even more brilliant! I LOVE this Jackie... xv

  5. Me too . . . absolutely loved this! Would you please market this idea!

  6. Oh Jac's you are one out of the box, that's for sure....love love love it!

  7. So original, Jackie...brilliant...and I love that poem...I still have the book from my childhood ;-)
    Have a fabulous day.

  8. You read my mind! I was just speaking with my son as were were kayaking to a small island...Why aren't we born old, then we don't have to fear the worst of old age since we will start living it? what about eternity, would you want a life of eternity? Life in some instances is truly a perfect circle. We live with my mother in law and her nurses, she was a free spirited, brilliant woman whose intellect and memory was taken away from her by dementia. This is what it would be like to be born old.... living with it up close, I 'll stick to what God had in mind for us..

  9. You are so clever...always thinking outside of the box...you keep us all on our toes...and that is a really good thing. XO, Mona

  10. This is totally and utterly brilliant!!! I am sorry to use the same word that everyone else did but it is the best one for it... :) Let's hear it for thinking outside the box. Wow, I will be dreaming about this idea all day now!

  11. That's certainly going out with a bang!

  12. Best not to finish old, then dead. You are very smart my friend.

  13. Great post !!...i love it....xxx...

  14. Hello Jacqueline
    I think you are on to something here and I see advantages all around. People would be much more kind to us if we started out as old people. Just imagine what this concept would do to the plastic surgery business and botox, poof, it would be obsolete instantly. The frugal ones would be walking around as children wearing size 39 shoes and large dresses and they would not be playing dress up. I better stop and return to reality.

    You have an amazing mind!

    Helen xx

  15. You can always get a chuckle out of me! Wouldn't it be great if this is how it was. Nice to see you ~ missing you. xo

  16. We need to clone you mate - right now! Every street needs to have its own Jac, the world would be a wonderful whacky place overflowing with peace & love & laughter.
    Millie xx

  17. Hi,
    I found your blog via Jane and Lance Hattat - and I like what I see here very much, so I become a follower. Though you have plenty of them, I invite you to my blogs burstingwithhappiness.blogspot.de or berlinletters.blogspot.de Britta

  18. Ooh great concept!!
    Brilliant post as always Jackie.
    Lovely to have you back after the summer.

  19. J...you just totally blew me away! This is why I love you so much, this is why you are in our group...you have an amazing take on almost everything, and it's always brilliant. You knocked this one out of the park !!
    Love from Texas, my friend....

  20. JaCkie... This is a thought I've thought of also many a time... Tommorrow I am 60... I've lost my mum my sweet little cat this year... Age is creeping up on me and for the first time I am feeling like I am on my way out the door and I think why didn't I know what I know when I was younger when it counted more and would have saved me a lot of heartache and pain. Death is hard to handle illness even worse watching people fall apart impossible to bear.... Why do we have to indure it?

  21. This was lovely and
    reminded me of that
    movie with Brad Pitt
    where he WAS born
    old and then "grew"
    younger as the movie
    moved along....

    I love that phrase:
    "growing young,"
    and plan to do just
    that, each and every
    day, by being open
    to new music, fashion,
    technology, etc.

    Thanks for the smile!

    xo Suzanne

  22. Wonderful post Jackie - I love the little girl with the grey dress and the fabulous hat.
    Have a nice day!

    Hugs from Lene

  23. You have me LOL Jackie. Welcome back! I have missed your posts!!

    Madelief x

  24. You have the healthiest attitude to life ever! Ever ever!! Love this. Lou x

  25. I like the way you think, Jackie! This definitely made me smile today! xxoo

  26. I think this the way I'm going...I feel more immature everyday.... plan to start smoking again at 60!!

  27. Sounds perfect to me...if only! x

  28. I LOVE that! Get the hard stuff out of the way first! Then I thought of the my very first day of school where I turned to a shy girl and said "Do you want to be my partner?" (the teacher had told us to pair up with someone as we got in line). The joy of making a new friend!!

  29. That does seem like a better way to go. What do they say...youth is wasted on the young.
    Yes I would like to be six forever and ever but it's funny to look back and remember how we all couldn't wait to be older. I guess it's true we all want what we can't have:) time to be happy with what we do have.

    Hope you've been enjoying the last of the summer. I for one am so happy fall is almost here.

  30. You always put a smile on my face with your posts Jackie!
    I love your wit and clever mind ... wicked!!

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