All the world….

Today’s prompt could encourage me to share, boringly, how I remain lazy, not wanting to take the next step with manuscripts. Instead, I prefer to share with you a quote my mother used to use of Robert Owen’s. As I get older the more relevant and true it becomes:

‘All the world is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.’

Do we become more critical and discerning as we get older? Are we more accepting when young? Sometimes I feel uncritical, but if I allow myself to think deeply, this adage rings true. Meditation allows me to obliterate such thoughts and calmly proceed.

So why worry about what is sliding, one day I shall attend to it, if there’s time.


Daily Prompt. Set to Rights by Michelle W                                                                                                                               Think of a time you let something slide, only for it to eat away at you later. Tell us how you’d fix it today.

15 thoughts on “All the world….

    1. bkpyett Post author

      I wonder if children would be ready for it though! Plus the language would be difficult for them to appreciate with its real meaning! I guess that could be discussed! 🙂


  1. Janet Mclean

    My Dad often used a slightly different version of this quote and I often find myself recalling it when I think about some of what I see and hear about what is happening in ‘all the world’ today.

    “All the world’s a little mad except me and thee and even thee’s a little mad’.

    I think I was a little put out when Dad said this to me – But as a child I did get the joke, and later enjoyed saying it myself.

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  2. bkpyett Post author

    Cynthia, thank you for your comment. I agree about the shame of lost words. I still use gay and queer, with their old meaning, my silent objection to their being expropriated. 😉

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  3. Cynthia Jobin

    I think I agree with you, Barbara….we become more “discerning”…..Discerning is such a nice word….and speaking of words, when I read quotes like Owen’s I find myself wishing that political correctness had not co-opted those good old fashioned words queer and gay so it is impossible to use them in their original meanings anymore….

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