A "Black Hole" Moment

Jeanne Claire Probst
Published on: 17th March 2014

Have you ever done something or said something and wondered to yourself, or out loud, "Where did that come from?" I have, and in fact, I just had one of those... what I call "Black Hole" moments where I did just that. Silly me I think. Then later when I am recapping my day, it hits me again and I try to figure out why I did what I did? And as I am dissecting the "moment," my mind takes me to "where no man has ever gone before." Yes, I will admit, I am a Star Trek fan. Sometimes I feel like my brain, my days, my life is traveling at the speed of light. Hey, slow down for a moment; am I in a hurry to get there?

Anyway back to the "black hole moment." I was looking for something that I always knew where I could find it. True it is not where I should have kept it but that is not the point. Like the ticking of the hands on the clock, I just knew I would always know it would be there. I looked high and low and could not find what I was looking for. Later while I was doing some cleaning up around the house, I happened to be putting something away and to my surprise, I found what I had been looking for earlier! "I never put it here," I thought to myself. But it was where it belonged. So then the questions began. How did it end up in there? When did I put it there? Why would I put it there? These are what I call "Black Hole" moments.

As I get older, I find that I have more of these moments than I need. How about you? Do you have times in your life where you did something that you don't remember why, how or when you did it but it is okay because... you should have?

Ever feel like there was a "black hole" in your mind?
You wonder where some of the things you said or have done come from sometimes?
Well, hello, this is my life in a nutshell and it has become a routine,
I have done some crazy things in my life, you know what I mean?

It is like my brain goes "off where no man has gone before,"
And at times I have to just pass what I do off as a bad experience or just simply ignore.
But there are times when what I have said and done,
Has branded their spot in my brain and these take their places with the other memories; joining the crowd, they are never lonesome.

Just the other day, I was having a "black hole" moment after something I had done,
And I had to sit back and stop and think if trying to figure out why I did it, if I were to pursue it, would it be a battle I would have won?
Then I started thinking how it took too much energy to think this through,
So I just moved on and found something else to do.

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