The Sunday Creative word prompt - Naked.
The naked truth is only found by those who look.
Doesn't it seem like doors open when you see truth? Truth in yourself, truth in the situation, truth in others... Life is easier when you speak truthfully. Maybe its blunt or I'll tell ya straight up... but isn't it better to see and hear the truth - naked truth... no sugar coating, no fluff - just truth. Plain and simple ~naked.
Friday, July 30, 2010
The Sunday Creative word prompt - Naked.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Sunday Creative word prompt - Traditional
The written printed word is running the risk of becoming obsolete. E-books, websites, blogs all these things are gaining ground. The newspapers of this world are barely hanging on, barely surviving. I love reading the newspaper in the morning. Its tradition in our house - all the way back to my childhood, we read the paper. Every morning, we sit in bed with coffee and read the paper. I can't imagine not starting my day without this ritual, this tradition.
The newspaper is an icon. We paper train our puppies, we make paper marche, we make hats, sailboats, airplanes. The newspaper sees us on to new chapters in our lives as we pack our dishes when we move house. We start bonfires, we wash windows, we cover our heads as we get caught in the rain. Really, the newspaper is part of the fabric of our lives.... its amazing to think that something as iconic as the newspaper could fall by the wayside, another roadkill of modern times.
I discovered in the afternoon that my constant companion, my sweet girl, my doggie... left me. She went out into the big world on her own to discover where that scent led her. She was missing. It couldn't have been more than 20 minutes since I saw her last.. or was it? I don't remember. She is so quiet and sleeps nearby me - always. Never far, always close. I grabbed her leash and a pocket full of dog cookies and I headed out the door. I stood at the bottom of the driveway wondering which way could she have gone? Up the hill to the busy highway? Or down the trail - which way... north or south? Next door, next neighborhood... did she go to see her friend Chloe so she could go for a swim? No clues, just questions. I called and called, walked and walked, whistled and asked every passer-by if they had seen my girlie. I was sad and very worried and headed home to try and figure out what was next - do I wait it out and hope she returns? Go by car? Where we live now is worrisome for me that she could find her way home. I never used to worry where we lived before.. the dogs would return. The neighborhoods were less dense, less busy.. we all knew each other and recognized the pets. Here is busy, scary, dense and confusing. Would she find her way?
When I rounded the corner, there standing in my driveway was my mailman, Mark. He had a big smile on his face. He had found her two streets over in another neighborhood. He had parked his mail truck, and walked her home. He dropped dog cookies every few paces so that she would follow him. How amazing is this story? How lucky am I to have such an act of kindness come my way? I am very lucky. Tulli is home safe and sound. There are kind and generous people in this world. There are good people.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Connect with your Inner Child
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16 July - image for the Sunday Creative - Connect
Today I was went to see my ND. She is totally awesome and I always feel so good and cared for when I leave there. I was telling her that I had been craving salt. We talked about it - stress related most likely... anyway, her thought (prescription) was that on my way home I stop at Molly Moon's in Wallingford and get the salted caramel ice cream.
Dr's orders for goodness sake - can't not do it - right!?
oH mY - I think I died and went to heaven. It was the most amazing thing I had tasted in a long time. Wowie! I even went for the total splurge and opted for the waffle cone!
Sometimes we just need to connect with our inner kid... just let it go and have some fun. Today I did that on my way home - just me. Kind of a date with my inner kid. It was spontaneous, fun, tasty, and satisfying on many levels. I haven't stopped for an unplanned ice cream - well, unfortunately since I was a kid. It was so cool to lick away at the icecream and suck the bottom of the cone where it melts through the little hole. Drips on your fingers.. so incredibly cool. I highly recommend a date with your inner kid once in a while.