You're feeling down, emotional drown, the world seems awfully flat
You look around, there's nothin' found. you're blinder than a bat
The eyes no see, the ears no hear, big problems with the gear
Self sympathy a bad disease, it's symptoms fuel the fear
See no evil, hear no evil, have a ball and bounce
Any ball can take a fall but not all will bounce right back
The type of ball that takes the fall may bounce so wild and free
But what's inside can't be denied the bounce is destiny
Bounce me up, bounce me down, bounce me all around
It's what's inside that makes me bounce, so squeeze me gentle-ee
Bounce me up, bounce me down, bounce me all around
'Cause when I fall I'll bounce right back, it's what's inside of ME
- Song "Bounce"
© Copyright Brendan Lauritz 2013
Maybe I'm a few anchovies short of a Pizza Supreme. Maybe I THINK I THINK too much and it's getting the better-erer of Moi.
Those words above are a part of a song called "Bounce" that I have written. It is soooo cooooool but I gotta keep it under wraps until I get it recorded which is sorta happening at the minute (well, aarrgghhmm...sorta) Anyway, point is this. You will have heard the saying "it's all in the way the mop flops". Huh? You haven't. Oh damn. Maybe I just made it up and the dementia has made me forget. I wonder. Well anyway it's sorta like the way the mop flops except it's the way that "the balls falls". Yep. That's it. I mean I know the grammar isn't right having a plural noun with a plural verb, but it sounds better-erer for the STORY, which I am about to make up...... like NOOOOW........
Once Upon A Time there were lotsa human beings. They were all born at different times over a veeeery looooong time . I'm sure you got the drift......
And see all sorts of thingies happened to these human beings to make them sad. Some stuff which they caused themselves and some other stuff which just happened. It was part of life. Some got greedy and caused their own problems. Others had bad stuff happen like loss of family and friends, loss of their homes, loss of jobs. These losses caused a lot of grief, pain and suffering. Mmm Hmm. Lots (good story so far hey dot!)
Anyway then came the startling revelation by Moi that our ability to "Let Go" and "Move On" all depends on how wee BOUNCE. Sorta bit like Foorest Gump's 'life's like a box of chocolates' analogy. So....
But what is most important in the bounce is what the ball is made out of. Could be rubber, leather, plastic, wool, paper. Then it might be solid rubber, solid plastic, even solid cement like the picture above. Might be full of a whole lotta rubber bands to provide elasticity like a golf ball. Or the ball might be hollow with an outer layer and nothing visible inside. But there is something inside, isn't there? Always. AIR. More specifically Nitrogen and Oxygen. So before weee get to the point, which always seems to take me a long time (because I keep saying stuff that doesn't matter like this!), I need to outline a little bit of weird science detail like:
1. AIR that we breathe in and out consists mostly of Nitrogen ('bout 79%) and Oxygen ('bout 20%) which is a little surprising seeing most of our bodies are made up of Oxygen. Hmmm......
2. Here are some thoughts to bounce around: Have you ever noticed that
different kinds of balls seem to bounce differently? If a ball is really full of
air, it tends to bounce better than one which is missing some air. You’ve
probably also noticed that balls bounce higher from harder surfaces, or that the
higher up you are when you drop it, the more it seems to bounce…!
3. The reason balls bounce is because of the combination of gravity and
energy. Gravity is the force that pulls everything on our
planet towards the centre of the Earth. In the case of bouncing balls,
gravity is what pulls the falling ball towards the ground! As it falls, the
ball gains energy from its movement.
4. As soon as it hits the ground, all of the energy gained by the ball has to
go somewhere! You can think of it basically like the energy is being pushed
back inside the ball and then propelling it upwards… or,
BOUNCING! Mmmmm Hmmmm.......
5. The usual summation of Newton's Third Law of Motion states "For every action
there is an equal and opposite reaction." When two objects collide, the
direction of the force on one object is also applied in the opposite direction
on the second object.
6. My head hurts!
7. In the case of a falling ball, the force equation no longer stays in
equilibrium. At the moment of impact with the ground, the ball exerts a force on
the ground equal to its mass multiplied by its acceleration. Since the ball is
no longer at rest, the force is greater. In turn, a greater force presses the
8. Bet that gotcha peeing your panties......
9. The greater upward force overcomes the ball's mass, careening it back into
the air. The higher the acceleration of the ball, the greater the opposing
force. For this reason, the harder you throw a ball against the ground, the
higher it bounces.
Bounce also depends on the material of the ball. Consider a ball made of
steel or wood. On impact, the opposing force dissipates without bouncing. In
order for a bounce to take place, the ball must be elastic enough to conserve
the energy. More efficient materials, such as rubber, retain the energy better,
allowing for higher bounces.
10. Hallelujia. Weird science is finished....... Yeeeehaaar (now cut that out dot!)
See all that stuff I told you about. The weird science bit? Aaarr Haaar. Well it is very appropriate to weee widdle ones and how we BOUNCE. When weee get hit with the big tragedy stick it is a FORCE to be reckoned with, just like the balls. When weee FALL, just like the BALL, we are releasing a whole loootta ENERGY. We need an opposing FORCE to combat that ENERGY, something to make us BOUNCE. And just like a ball, HOW WE BOUNCE is determined by what is INSIDE. Remember the Upper Case ME. Mmm Hmm..... INSIDE ENERGY..... INSIDE FORCE. It is what is INSIDE of each one of us that will determine how HIGH WEEE BOUNCE. Not just BOUNCE BACK but BOUNCE....... PERIOD!
You should be getting used to the Journey that WEEE are on. You are simply WATCHING ME THINK. But also remember that I crashed and burned a loooong time ago. You are in fact WATCHING ME BOUNCE. THAT SONG "BOUNCE" will soon be in your head along with a whole lotta others. Writing songs appropriate to the Journey is helping me BOUNCE higher. It is a part of the Upper Case ME. Sooo......
BOUNCE back into LIFE. Find what you are made of. You've got the skin covering the organs but I can assure you all that weee don't BOUNCE very well and it 'ain't a good idea to try. Anyway the body covering that weee all have is only temporary. It wears out after a very short while. But there is a part of us that is very flexible, resilient, elastic, rubbery and will help us BOUNCE right into LIFE and BEYOND. When you LOOK for and FIND that part you will have the Upper Case ME. Then you will KNOW. Then you will........