A book for those times of isolation
By Raine Carosin
(Started Sunday, 29 July 2007, 17.00)
Idea inspired by my Wonderful Husband - Pierre-Jean Carosin
Every book needs a beginning, so here it is.
DEALING WITH IT
We all have to deal with it. It comes and goes, and it is always
a relief. There is always an end in sight, so it is not
something that envelopes one in depressive darkness. If you find
yourself becoming unreasonable, take a pill. (Some have got
traces of dynamite so do be moderate!)
FAILING TO DEAL WITH IT
That means that this chapter is relevant as you strain with your
own problem. Yes, you made it for yourself. There are always
signs that one must deal with something immediately, and you
chose to put off some urgent business. Deal with it.
THE LONG DROP
Walking the plank, or bungee jumping? Some things we are
attached to, and some we are not. There should be no emotional
ties that bind you to do any of the above, so thank your lucky
stars that it is something you can avoid with careful panning…
LEAVES AND OTHER MYSTERIES
In your emergency, you have become one with nature. Remember,
you get out what you put in - sometimes more than you bargained
for, but look at it as a bonus…
LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN
This is an option practiced by many. There are those who have no
time to close the door, let alone secure it; there are those who
couldn't care less what any one thinks; and there are those who
need the ventilation. It is always wise to leave a door open
behind you, though.
BOOK OR LAPTOP?
One's just gotta keep up with technology! Hee hee.
ONE FOR ALL…
Keeping everything bottled up inside is not good for one. And, a
polite interruption is not considered rude and can be
accommodated by a little shifting… of schedules…
There comes a time in every one's life when a little humility is
called for. We are what we are… Amen
It is good to run away from an unfair fight. No shame in that at
all. But if you choose to turn the other cheek, it is also
It is good for a human being to experience the feeling of having
no encumbering clothing restricting one's movements. There are
special places for people like that. Not every one wants an
CREATING A MOVEMENT
The moment must be right. Trust your gut feeling.
It's lucky for some, and unlucky for others. Just deal with it.
Thinking about your problem helps a lot, especially when it all
works out in the end.
THE HOT SEAT
Avoiding confrontation and the ideal way to have some quiet time,
and a word of thanks for the hot seat doesn't go unnoticed.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Looking at your work can give enormous satisfaction, especially
when there's nothing on teevee…
GIVING IT CARROTS
Verbalisation has its rewards. Don't be a vegetable and suppress
Ten minutes is one's recommended time period to expel old ghosts,
so don't give in to the idea that something else is better that
what you are doing. We all need throne time.
Didn't you get the previous chapter?
No matter how many friends you have, only you can do it!
Chapter Twenty One
You're not a horse, but when you gotta go, you gotta go.
Chapter Twenty Two
Always make sure the space is ready for the next member of the
Chapter Twenty Three
It gets to all of us, at some time or another. Concentrate on
what you are doing! Work it out for yourself.
Chapter Twenty Four
You can always enjoy joking about it with some one…
Chapter Twenty Five
See what I have done? Think about what you can do! (Sometimes
we are so full of it!!!!)
Chapter Twenty Six
There's Hide 'n Seek, Peek-a-boo, Tok-tokkie, General Knowledge,
Chapter Twenty Seven
OTHER ROYAL SEATS
Always treat, with respect, the honour of emergency seating
Chapter Twenty Eight
UP OR DOWN
The best way to overcome this frustration is to communicate once
and for all and come to an amicable agreement.
Chapter Twenty Nine
Yes, we all do, so don't make an issue out of it: write a book
or make a movie!
What a boytjie! Don't we all wish we could just drop off like
that? Of course, the rings are part of the bargain.
Chapter Thirty One
DOWN AND DIRTY
There's nothing like a white canvas…
Chapter Thirty Two
Some people put it there and some people dig it out…
Chapter Dirty Three
SHARING AND TIPS
Remember, not every one likes the same things you do… but some
times call for a little something to be left behind…
Chapter Thirty Four
It's a game that's been going for a long time… All silly
nonsense to pass the time… like this book…
Chapter Thirty Five
Can you remember if you actually employed anyone to do the job…?
Chapter Thirty Six
Mom's can always relate…
Chapter Thirty Seven
Chapter Thirty Eight
What do you mean????!!!!!
Chapter Thirty Nine
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS
Every one looks the same from the back… at 120km's an hour…
You wanted your own space…
Chapter Forty One
You're the director
Chapter Forty Two
So you finally cleaned that spot on the wall…
Chapter Forty Three
It's always a matter of life or death… but once the big one's
made, others can be sorted into priorities…
Chapter Forty Four
DROUGHT AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS
It WILL be viewed by thousands, so don't keep on flushing, just
smile and blush…
Chapter Forty Five
MIRACLES AND OTHER WONDERS
Don't get excited: it's a natural pastime
Chapter Forty Six
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
Yup, that I can believe…
Chapter Forty Seven
BRING ME A BOOK!!!!!!
Chapter Forty Eight
ARE YOU DONE YET?
Come on, Fella, there are places I wanna go to and things I wanna
Chapter Forty Nine
THE ROYAL FLUSH
After careful inspection, your realise you have it good…
Well, there's no paper, but there are several blank pages at the
back of the book… Help yourself, but don't break my back…
Chapter Fifty One
Out of sight, out of mind… Isn't it wonderful? Much better than
a Royal Flush!!!!!!
Chapter Fifty Two
It's your nose, so do with it what you want…
Chap... ped… ehhrr… Some good ole Vaseline will do the trick…
Whew, I could do with a little lie-down…
Thanks for turning my pages
And DON'T leave me out of reach…
About the Author
She's on the loo at the moment, but you can e-mail her at
WHATEVER YOU DO, HAVE FUN!