Another pic I found where I could not track down the source. It made me laugh out loud, though. Reminded me of this one from one of my summer's at home. Everyone needs to be careful!
Looking out at the world today, I realise the things I want are really not what are necessary. They are froth and bubbles in the ebb and flow of the tide. I definitely enjoy the things I want when they arrive in my life. However, I am not dependent upon them.
It helps if I keep telling myself this. It encourages me to grow in me and not because of or for others. Criticism from others is not one of my favorite things. Probably because I am so hard on myself, when others notice attributes or whatever which needs changed, I poke at those parts of me hard.
I am going to be a rock instead of sand. Smoothed by the water, but not obliterated and moved. I will embrace the shining bits and observe and learn from the darker ones. If the water and temperatures cause me to crack, well, I reckon there will just be more of me to go around!
Shared this with a friend and a fellow blogger. Hoping they enjoyed it as much as I did. One of those classics where each scene causes you to think, laugh, and sympathize.
And, 'I'll have what she's having.'
I wish I could wander away on a boat. I'll have to do it virtually. I don't want the fears of today become tangled threads of my future. I don't want those threads getting tangled because of selfishness, yet I want to live! Sunrises and sunsets, here I come!
Mike K and Sebastian S are two of the best photographers on the Iditarod. (this one above is Mike's from 2014-he had some of his work stolen, making many a fan more than angry!)
From about March 4th to the 15th, my world revolves around this race (Iditarod.com). I don't actually like dogs, but I admire these canine athletes and their handlers. They are formidable sportsdogs and this race is a legacy. I'd go on and on about this fascinating race and I probably will~ But, I don't want to babble. It's late and I should probably get some rest. The dogs are going, even at night in the northern lights. Some mushers are sleeping a little, two have scratched already, and the trail is good for going. Although, I believe it was Sab who shared on his blog a moose experience!
Go, Dogs, Go!
There is a children's book called 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. In the story, the caterpillar eats many different things. Because, the poor thing is starving. He's marching forth to become something else, but he doesn't know this. All the caterpillar knows is hunger.
This March 4th, I also know hunger. I've been nibbling and enjoying many different kinds of flavors and textures (experiences and growth). I am content in the place where I am. It has been a very long time since I have been this at peace with myself. I don't know where else I'll go, I have not got a clue what other flavors I'll discover next, or even if I'll enjoy them! I do know, they will encourage me to become a better me. I'm sure I'll slide around, I have slipped this week! Yet, the track is before me and I am ready. This is the beauty in marching forth.
I will not stand still and wait. I will embrace new things and look at older things with new eyes. I am not going to go into a cocoon to hide until I become someone different. Today, this day of spring sunshine, I am going to live each moment and love in it!
Hugs and Kisses!
Bunny boots--Alaskan wear. OK, minus the rabbits, but those ARE what the boots are called! And bunnies leap, so the stretch from rabbits and books to February 29th isn't too far!
I love this day. It comes every 4 years and because of this day, poor Frederic was only 5 instead of 21 when he wanted to leave the pirates for his true love. There was also a case Sherlock Holmes had to solve revolving around this date. Jimmy Dorsey and Dinah Shore were born on this day and as crazy as it may sound, it is an important date in the year!
Romance is rampant on this day. Or the equivalent of! In Greece it is considered unlucky to marry on this day (odd they didn't release the new 'Big Fat Greek Wedding' today). And in many countries it is ok for a woman to ask a man to marry them on the 29th of Feb. If the man refuses he is supposed to get her a dress, or give her money, or gloves! The latter is to hide the fact the lady doesn't have a ring.
Now, this short favorite month is completely over and we'll March into spring. Hooray for Spring!
I grew up in Alaska, went to college in Portland, OR and ended up on the coast for 17 years before moving East. Am interested in many different things and am looking forward to sharing them with you!