Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I have finally reached the age of unreality.  The ability to be focusing on one thing and forgetting everything else.  of course, I am not sure this is a good thing or the beginning of dementia.

For example, my desk lamp bulb blew out and I was in the dark except for my computer screen.  It was difficult to type.  I had to leave the room for a bit and Jenifer replaced the bulb.  When I came back and sat at the computer - I was focusing on what I was reading and never even noticed that the lamp was on.  Jen came back in the room and said that one of my photos had fallen off my cork board when she replaced the bulb.  "You replaced the bulb"??

When I read a novel, the rest of the world goes away.  

I must admit that this is a bit scary for me since I wonder if this is my way of escaping my reality - such as it is.  I can remember reading a novel and having to read the page again because my mind was elsewhere.  

This does help prayer because I am in a really good place while praying and God feels closer.

Is this a sign of getting older or just normal?
What do you think?

Sue Anderson
Photos taken by me in past years.


*~Niki~* said...

I'd say it's normal, I do that sometimes as well. It's nice to escape for a bit xx

Sheila Fisher said...

Sue, I think it partly normal, but also a way our mind works when you are focusing on too many things at once.

Faith Caroline said...

I do this when I become really absorbed in something. Maybe it just means you are enjoying those parts of life more than you used to do :)

Becky K. said...

It doesn't sound like a bad thing to me, Sue. Enjoy your ability to focus. I feel that I am going in too many directions so often and have to wonder if maybe you are in a good place with an ability to focus.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am right there with you! Wondering if I am entering into dementia or just too much of a mulit-tasker! It is a really good thing to be so absorbed when it comes to praying though!

sammysgrammy said...

Ability to concentrate is good - good - good. Speaks of maturity. Not easily distracted. Should be wonderful when it's time for nitey-nite too.

Handiworkin' Girls said...

I think it's a by-product of creativity. :)

Cynthia S. said...

I think this is a normal state of being, because that's about how my days go. LOL! I love not noticing every little thing. Of course, this has its pitfalls, but I will take the ability to focus on one thing over being distracted, any day. And, you are right! It gives your prayer life a huge boost! Blessings to you!

Cynthia S. said...

Just grabbed your badge for my readers! Blessings!