Thursday, 5 June 2014
Five more things about me . . . .
I thought it would be fun to do another five things about me. I am really enjoying this process of self examination and discovery. That can often be a good thing in many ways. So here we go . . .
When I choose to become your friend, I become your friend for life. I am not a fair weather friend, but an all time friend. I will stick with you through the good and the bad and everything in between. I am loyal and I am caring. I am the type of person that will do just about anything for anyone, but even more so for a friend. I have friends in my life which I have known and loved since I was in primary school. I have other friends which I have only known and loved for a few years now. I have friends which I know and love whom I have never ever met in person, but I value them every bit as much as the ones I have met in person. Friendship is a bond of the heart. Spirit which recognizes in another that same spirit . . . that special kinship . . . that person you call home. Family you get to choose for yourself. I like that. We may not get to talk every day, but when we do . . . it's as if we have never stopped talking. Know what I mean? I was thrilled this past year to have found a very old friend whom I had thought I had lost contact with. We were both thrilled actually. And when we were finally able to speak again, it was as if no time at all had passed in between. Friendship is a wonderful thing.
This is a photograph I took of some trees around Lake Ullswater when we were up in Cumbria in 2008. I love trees. When I was a child I believed that if you hugged a tree really close, you could hear it's heart beating. I still believe this. Trees are wonderful things. They change their looks from one season to the next, and there is beauty in each of the changes Each has a bark which is as distinctive as a fingerprint. They have different looks. Some can be very welcoming and yet others somewhat menacing. When I was a girl there was a fir tree in the front garden of a house which we lived in for a couple of years. We used to be able to jump over the tree. A couple years ago I drove past that same house and the tree is now taller than the house. It was amazing. There was also a weeping willow at that house with long branches which reached to the ground. I can remember sitting beneath it's branches on hot summer days and it was like sitting in a tent of leaves. A magical, wonderful tent of leaves. I get upset when I see a tree which someone has harmed. I think to myself "What idiots have done this!" He who could maliciously harm any living thing has no heart. (Except for wasps and flies. I hate them.
Intellectually I know there is no such thing, but my heart believes in fairies. My heart believes in a tiny magical world that runs parallel to ours. A world which is minuscule and where butterflies can talk and flowers dance. A world where toadstools become little brown houses, and where magic lies beneath each leaf and flower. A world where the bluebells tinkle as you walk past and the laughter of a million tiny voices is carried in the wind. In that film Peter Pan, near the end when Tinker Bell is dying and we were told to shout out loud . . . "I believe in Fairies!" . . . I shouted it louder than anyone else and I believed every word. A part of me still does. I hope I never lose that part of my soul . . . the fairy believing part . . . even if my mind tells me otherwise.
And there you have it. Another five things about me. I quite enjoyed this and I want a house like that fairy house, don't you? I have a busy day ahead of me today. My visiting teachers are coming this afternoon and I have a meeting after that, so I best get on with it.
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
“When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people
who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the
world a little better for having been here. ”
~Jim Henson `*.¸.* .✫* .✫* .✫* `*.¸
Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . Chipotle Chicken Thighs. Simply delicious!
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Have a wonderful Thursday! Hope the sun shines on you whatever you're doing and wherever you're going!