Thursday, November 11, 2010

I am....

I am reading a new book these days, titled "Inner Excavation", by Liz Lamoreux.  I would highly recommend the book if you are interested in discovering yourself through Photography, Poetry and Mixed Media.  It is an awesome read and has great exercises that walk you through each step. 

A current chapter is about writing about yourself.  I started 'doodling' thoughts in a humungo (again with the made up words) art pad a couple of days ago.  In re-reading my words, you can start to form an idea of the inner workings of my mind and beliefs.  I thought I'd share a tid-bit or two below.

I am...
free, unique, open, 'outside the lines' kinda girl.  I love the quiet, love to listen to the wind, and love rainy days.  I prefer the open sky to the tall city landscape.  I like the smell of fresh baked cookies, fresh cut grass, and freshly washed sheets.

I am an ol' soul, always questioning life and why humans act the way they do.
I am in-de-pen-dent (think Hermie in Rudolph) and march to my own beat.  I am a frequent day-dreamer and am 'not here' many days.  My mind is a constant river, always flowing with thoughts.
Human frailty and logic intrigue me and I believe in the better good in man.

My favorite colors are green and orange.  I love sweatshirts, flip flops, and Sunday mornings.  A good cup o' Joe, a brand new newspaper, and the crisp air. 
I am reserved, a risk taker (kinda the opposite, huh?).  I am okay when I'm alone, but am happiest when with people I love dearly.  Unfortunately, I don't believe in forever, but I do believe in a 'long time'. 

I believe we are all connected - humans, animals, plants, and planet earth.   What one does, affects the other other.  Humans are not always right, most often are wrong.  If you take the time to listen to Mother Nature, she will always tell you which path is right.
The eyes tell all - truth AND lies.  Words are important, but actions speak louder than words. 

I am reminded of a popular song, "Love like Crazy", buy Lee Brice. 
"Be your best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
Powerful words to live by.

I believe in today.  Live it, because tomorrow may never come.  Live without regrets.  Do everything you want to do, don't wait.  Never look back, but understand that what happened to you in the past, makes you who you are today.  Keep learning.  Learn something new everyday; no matter how small. 

I find peace in the mountains, when no one is around.  All I hear is the gentle call of the wind, a subtle flap of a birds wings, a trickle of water from a nearby stream.  This is solitude and peace at its very best.
Cherish every moment, look around and notice the small things.  Get down on your hands and knees and look closely at the ground.  Look high up into the tree tops.  Stop and listen.  Look for the slightest movement.  There is a wee world that exists that many just walk right past.  Notice the dew on the leaves and run your fingers across the tree bark.  Look to the sky and wonder why.

Always ask questions, never settle for 'just because'.  Laugh everyday, and LOVE LIKE CRAZY.

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