A man walks down the Street and says….

A man walks down the street,
He says, Why am I soft in the middle now?
Why am I soft in the middle?
The rest of my life is so hard!
I need a photo-opportunity,
I want a shot at redemption!
Don’t want to end up a cartoon,
In a cartoon graveyard …..

Bonedigger, Bonedigger,
Dogs in the moonlight.
Far away, my well-lit door.
Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly,
Get these mutts away from me!
You know, I don’t find this stuff amusing anymore ….

If you’ll be my bodyguard,
I can be your long lost pal!
I can call you Betty,
And Betty, when you call me,
You can call me Al!

A man walks down the street,
He says, Why am I short of attention?
Got a short little span of attention,
And whoa, my nights are so long!
Where’s my wife and family?
What if I die here?
Who’ll be my role-model?
Now that my role-model is ….
Gone …… gone,
He ducked back down the alley,
With some roly-poly, little bat-faced girl.
All along …. along ….
There were incidents and accidents,
There were hints and allegations …..

If you’ll be my bodyguard,
I can be your long lost pal!
I can call you Betty,
And Betty, when you call me,
You can call me Al!
Call me Al ……

A man walks down the street,
It’s a street in a strange world.
Maybe it’s the Third World.
Maybe it’s his first time around.
He doesn’t speak the language,
He holds no currency.
He is a foreign man,
He is surrounded by the sound, sound ….
Cattle in the marketplace.
Scatterlings and orphanages.
He looks around, around …..
He sees angels in the architecture,
Spinning in infinity,
He says, Amen! and Hallelujah!

If you’ll be my bodyguard,
I can be your long lost pal!
I can call you Betty,
And Betty, when you call me,
You can call me Al!
You can call me Al ……

As a pediatrician I never work for one week without encountering a patient where I have to decide if he or she fits the criteria for an attention deficit disorder. The words you just read above are from Paul Simon’s “You can call me Al” I am not sure if they make sense to you….maybe not. Maybe it’s for a reason. It shows what happens when our minds are filled with all kind of random ideas

Carla Young, a mompreneur, blogger and the founder of MoMeo Magazine (http://momeomagazine.com) tweeted an interesting message last week on the matter of managing distractions. She can be followed on Twitter @Carla Young.

The point today is simple: it’s not that we are too busy or too tired or too poor or too distracted. It is that we have not yet decided what we really, really want to focus on. In short we may have an idea or a project but we are not fully convinced it matters enough.

Need a reminder on how to focus? See my previous blog on the magnifying glass. Keep one on your desk—it will be something that will remind you of the power of focus. Meanwhile enjoy listening to Paul Simon when you decide to not focus. You will never be able to focus 100% of the time….so in your off time “focus” on nothing….just melodies perhaps.

 

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2011-05-16T06:00:31+00:00 May 16th, 2011|Guidance|

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