I KNEW There Would Be a PONY!!

ON MY MIND: This week, I read that people did not live in the same worlds.  Ever.  DUH!!!! But an 80 + year old woman or man does not live in the same world as a 30, 40, 50-year-old person.  Then, I remembered my days in Law School.  I knew that I had to think in a way that my classmates (who were younger) were thinking because most of my clients and business associates would be young and excited and motivated!!  And I wanted to be a successful lawyer. And, I was!

Then, I thought about my readers on Jayspeak.  And … Paris. I have things that I want to say, and I want people to want to read what I have to say. No one wants to know how to be a successful 80-year-old. OK, I do. And, maybe some others do. BUT, most of us want to be the age we feel in our heads (all ages). We all need to think in a way that is excited and motivated.


Then I pondered “thinking positively” about things – being young, excited, and motivated. There is so much negativity. What is realistic? Oh, who cares!  I don’t need to be realistic. I like looking for a pony in all of this shit.  I like a glass half full of water that is now a commodity!  HaHa.   Practice…..

In 2020, I moved to Paris!  MY Paradise!  It doesn’t have to be anyone else’s Paradise.  Then, I read in 2020, the following things happened (posted by another positive thinker on Facebook)……..

  • The ozone hole over Antarctica closed
  • Germany is changing 62 military bases into nature reserves 
  • Whales came back to the Atlantic Ocean after more than 100 years (I don’t know about the dolphins)
  • Great Britain reported the smallest number of people that became infected by HIV in history
  • China, as the biggest air polluter in the world, committed to achieving zero emissions by 2060 (I was in Beijing.  It was terrible)
  • The number of victims of terrorism decreased for the 5th year in a row
  • In 2020, people saved 48 animal species from extinction
  • Scientist discovered 20 new plant and animal species; they also rediscovered some they thought were extinct
  • Kazakhstan became the 88th nation that committed to abolish the death penalty
  • The elephant population in Kenya doubled
  • Saudi Arabia and Palestine banned child marriages
  • Demand for oil decreased for the first time in history and Denmark promised to end its mining.
  • Scotland will provide menstrual aids to all women for free
  • In Africa, polio has been completely eradicated.  THEY OWE IT THE VACCINE
  • Vaccine against Covid-19 became the fastest developed vaccine in history. (Oops – is that good or bad?) 

Now, I am not superstitious, BUT if I were, I would be knocking on wood, 17 or 18 x3 times.  Anyway, that is good news if you need it. And…. maybe it is stretching a point here and there…. But you get the picture….

Meanwhile…. back in Paris and thinking young….  

Well, I need to get color back on my hair.  That make me think younger Haha.  And this cane doesn’t help.  So, while I think about a young approach to Jayspeak, I will post fun pictures and some memes that I like….

Meet LUCY! She is a place saver for my next cat while I think..Handmade in Germany. Designer Kitty until I get my next rescue.




Well, I am still working on it. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, I am staying put in my own Paris, the PARADISE of my own making….and, the pony is in the mail…..along with the check……

Best, Jay (only past pictures until I get that energy to do hair and makeup for the pharmacie and the grocery store. Soon. Not today, not tomorrow, but soon. )


Wit and Wisdom coming your way. HAHA


Published by jjaywmac

Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.

2 thoughts on “I KNEW There Would Be a PONY!!

  1. You are welcome. Yes, the media write about a lot of things but gets blamed for doing its job. I think that is so unfair. But I know what you mean. Noone wants to know what went right. (Sigh). Thank you very much for your support. I love you very much. Janet


  2. Thank you for the list of good things that happened in 2020. I had read about polio being eradicated in Africa, but I didn’t know about the others. It’s easy to remember only the bad things, and it helps to know about the positives in 2020.


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