"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre & flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her & imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that you are out there & read this & know that, yes, it's true I'm here & I'm just as strange as you."
Do you ever feel strange, flawed; wonder what on earth our time here is all about, really?
I know I do.
I was so relieved when I found Freda Kahlo's reflection.
The older I grow the more flawed I feel, yet I am making peace with those imperfections & dealing kindly with myself.
I am kinda wondering more though, how do I make the most of this coming year being me, in the life that I have?
You really do have to have a bit of a think about such things...did you notice, by any chance, how fast last year just disappeared?
"We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives.... not looking for flaws, but for potential"
There are lots of quotes like the one below floating around, but this one I liked best..
"Live in the present & make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering".
The thing that has always really bothered me is all the ugly, the grotesque, the boring.
Not ordinary, ordinary has it's place, but ugly, ugly is awful.
Looks like my quest is still to seek out, notice & create that which is beautiful.
I can do that!
After all as Pearl says..
A month or so ago, Sophie at Her Library Adventures shared her Life List that she'd recently invented.
Reading through Sophie's list I became aware that my list would be entirely different were I to write one. Where as Sophie dreams of teaching English in a foreign country, taking singing lessons, learning to juggle & about cloud formations etc
mine would be...?? mmm
Take a goose on an outing???
This is soooo Rob's grandmother Patsy, it really could be her. She was completely ditsy, eccentric & delightful!
via pinterestActually I want to:
~ Read the Wind in the Willows.
~Worry a lot less.
~I am going to spend this year building up my health
and not carrying other people's stuff around.
~I want to make the calico/tablecloth patchwork curtains for the bedroom that I've had sitting there for ages.
Rob says he wants to learn to spell better.
And we thought being kind to each other all year would be good and after all...
and what was the other thing?