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    wandakr
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    Seventy One Shades Of My Life

    Sometimes I feel ancient, way older than I am in years. This morning was not one of those although that thought always hovers nearby – no, this morning I felt a kind of mature wisdom and I thought Wanda, you need to pattern your life – don’t think about how long that might be – just put some shapes and colours to whatever you may have left of it !.

    So I arose from my bed, with a little bit of a buzz about that thought.

    As I dressed and tidied up my little Hobbit Hole my thoughts started to draft an outline as to where to start and what that outline might look like so with renewed optimism, I powered up the generator,  turned on my computer and my music listening to Elton John singing Empty Garden in the back ground. I’m not sure what colour this moment is but I know it’s a warm one with a quite pleasant shape.

    I guess as I start out on this newish road of self discovery I will probably find my thoughts turning to many such ponderings – but for now I’d just like to wish the universe, everyone and everything in it a deep and heartfelt Good Morning and hope it has a great day – as I intend to – because there’s nothing that can happen today that together me and my lovely Friend upstairs can’t handle!. 😀

    wandakr

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    G’day Wanda.

    “”there’s nothing that can happen today that together me and my lovely Friend upstairs can’t handle!. 😀””

    Absolutely Wanda, your combination can’t fail, your friend is within. 😉 😉 😉

    Cheers love. 😀

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    Hugs Squirter and thank you….y

    Yes Faith keeps those who keep the Faith.

    You have a great day and an awesome weekend… 😀

    wandakr

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    Coincidentally I was thinking about Bob Marley just yesterday – I had his redemption song going round in my head for no apparent reason, & was thinking about the doco I’d seen about him a while ago. Definitely an interesting bloke,unconventional but good hearted & some of his words strike a chord with many people.

    “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. ”
    Bob Marley

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    You’re right Lilith and like most of us he was as multi faceted as we all are but I think he was a wonderful human being in many ways…..he wasn’t perfect but who is? 🙂

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    Hi Wandakr, I just want to give you a BIG pat on the back! It has been in. my mind to start a similar thread to this setting out my earliest memories and here you are with something along the same thought.

    Good On You, It’s just that when I sit and want to do it my brain decides to switch off and I don’t get started. So Keep up the good work.

    As a suggestion it may be a good idea to copy and past your musings into a word program as a diary for your family to have a copy after the inevitable day comes and you pass from this world. I’m sure your dependants will or would love to read it in 100 years time.

    Family history is important!

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    Ha ha ha ha I do love your little end of post quote Bryan and thank you for your comments.

    Looking down the decades lots of memories collect upstairs and each one has a tale to tell – for example…..

    I am one of those sad individuals who has been cursed with that fat gene so life has been all about constantly battling the bulge and standing to be forever judged by that ‘hanging’ judge – the bathroom scales…..and then, one day I literaturely met Steve Maraboli – and my whole life and my podgy place in the universe changed forever when he wrote…Get Off The Scale!

    “You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance……Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

    It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”

    – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

     

    I love you Steve Maraboli..xx

    wandakr

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    “Sometimes I feel ancient, way older than I am in years. This morning was not one of those although that thought always hovers nearby – no, this morning I felt a kind of mature wisdom”

     

    That strikes a chord Wanda;sometimes I think we know things we don’t know – if you know what I mean,it sounds a bit strange written down but it reminded me of something I read years ago & then cam across again recently. Its from a book about Grace O’Malley, The pirate queen by Diana Norman.

     

    “You’ve made it all up, these traditions, these rules, but they’re not real. Your loyalty’s children. Its what we were put here for, to look after life. These things you play about at, they don’t matter. Wars & rituals….all the time you’re wasting children.”

    “There would be no romance in going back to her children & taking up the burden again, there was no material for legend in keeping children clean & fed. Even when she’d been telling him how important children were, she hadn’t really felt it, the words had come down through some chain of command that was older & stronger than she was.”
    Diana Norman

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    Now this is what my whole thread is about Lilith – it exposes our personal underbelly in so many ways but who actually sees it?

    Things can seem so seemingly trivial and insignificant and yet in its own sphere of relevancy are of major significance and most validate our traditions that link us to the past.

    I believe we have the ability to change anything we want to but we don’t.

    Under the I Want To Talk About…..thread I can show my underbelly and my thoughts….and invite others to do the same..

    wandakr

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    …Have You Ever Heard A Fly Laugh?

    Some things that really challenge me are probably quite silly to others but I’m often challenged throughout summer in particular by that little nuisance – the household fly.

    I don’t mean in a way that’s easily fixed with a good burst of fly spray or a plastic swat from the $2.00 Shop.

    I mean that one pesky little mongrel that is the one in a zillion with a functioning brain that was bred just to piss me off!.

    It always appears when I’m sitting watching something really interesting on TV and it KNOWS the fly spray can is empty and the fly swat is somewhere around but no-one knows where.

    It lands usually at the hairline, top centre of my forehead and I swear, it seems to triple in size when it lands – and it ALWAYS does it in a way that makes me jump.

    I slap it away but then, it hovers – just out of reach and to the side where I can’t quite see it and after a few seconds – it zooms in again.

    By this time I’m really pissed off and start battering my head and cursing at the little @#$%.

    This battle goes on for ages until I end up getting off my butt and leaving the arena.

    Have you ever heard a fly laugh?……………………It’s not a pleasant sound!!!!

    wandakr

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