Well Now What? Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment

Today’s Mental Moment is from a suggestion, or rather a comment discussion recently, and because I felt like it.

Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
Wile E. Coyote - just for you Red 🙂 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well that just about does it.  Not much more to say…

Just kidding.  Red from Momma’s Money Matters  reminded me of a wonderful character ( a particular favorite of hers 🙂  )  whom,  if you watched him as a child,

or whenever,

most likely has supplied you with many a mental moment.  You might not have recognized it as such, but I assure you, with Wile E. Coyote, it could be nothing less.  Mental (that’s with a capital M)

Yes he was the bad guy and the Road Runner always got away but every once in a while, didn’t you want Wile E. to catch him.  Didn’t you admire his tenacity?

His complete concentrated power of will, he gave to the job of catching the Road Runner.  There was no 15 percent, not even 50.  He gave it his all.

Just for a second, have you ever tried really hard to do something or get somewhere or have something and time after time failed, yet picked yourself back up and tried again, maybe in a different way?

You failed so many times that when you finally got what you were after, inadvertently or in a surprising way, who cares you were THERE….

kinda like our fine tenacious friend here…

and you realized that you never had an idea what you would do when you made it.  What now?

What now indeed?  I think Wile E. Coyote always had an idea in mind what HE would do when he caught Road Runner, he just didn’t quite expect it to be like this.  He seems to make the best of it though…  Sly little…uh..coyote.

Be careful what you wish for, or have a plan.  And a contingency. And then,

Just go with it and enjoy your success.

Beep Beep!

To your Mental State Whatever it may be…

Lizzie Cracked (never broken)  it;s the journey, not so much the destination huh?


19 thoughts on “Well Now What? Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment

  1. One of the favorite cartoons from my childhood. These were cartoons with very few, and very rare, spoken words. You really had to WATCH these cartoons to understand them. I always felt so bad for Wile E.

    I’d still like to see him smash that bird under a huge anvil.

  2. All I can say, my dear, is…. meep,meep! Got me chuckling, for sure… Road Runner was always one of my favorite cartoons, mostly for the Rube Goldberg contraptions that Wile E. was always building, or buying from Acme Corp…. great afternoon moment, you hit the nail on the head with this one… 🙂

  3. Was “super genius” a self given nickname or a sarcastic one given to him by road runners everywhere?

    As a guy that hated Jordan, the Yankees, and winners everywhere, I always wanted him to catch that damn running bird.

  4. I have to tell you ….I love this! So many of us get caught up in the going, we hardly notice when we arrive. Some days, I feel like playing the boxes by ACME. Oh, there is a story behind that I will have to share. Perhaps, if my Saturday Evening Post actually manages to go LIVE on Saturday….and not Tuesday…I could share it.

    I really like where your mental moment is from our conversation. A lot.

    1. I am so happy you enjoyed it 🙂 I have put a few away for later moments but this one just seemed right. YAY! I love it when a plan comes together 🙂 Can’t wait to hear the story… 😀

      1. With the WEC and RR, there are so many to choose. As children, we never got the adult theme which went along with the cartoons, but as I got older, I appreciated the parallel so much more. That is the genius of the cartoons of that era. Disney tries to capture it in dialog, but it is not nearly as poignant as it was in the cartoons with little or no dialog.

  5. Used to love Bugs Bunny & Road Runner Hour on Saturday mornings! And yes, I sometimes secretly wished the coyote would catch the road runner – he just seemed so smug sometimes! Rocky & Bullwinkle was another great Saturday morning fave!

  6. Great thought… I strived and struggled and then some more…for years with depression always wanting to be without it…always wondering what it would be like…and finally just recently realized I was without it and I did wonder …What Now…yes I feel better but what??

    And then it just dawned on me that I could enjoy life ..it wasn’t climactic ..just so here I am and what else can I do with the ‘new me’?

    Blogging has been good and I believe part of the new me..able to think and talk about depression in the past tense… Diane

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