“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. “passage from Tony Morrison’s “Beloved”
This super romantic guy I met one day put me onto to this saying…and I absolutely loved it the moment I read it…there is nothing more amazing then when someone gets you, whether they are a man, a woman, or even a dog…it’s just mmm. mmm,…good.
(I’m squeezing this one in here as one of my loves or likes for my 14 day ode to Vday…lol) Ok, this here-my friends is my all time favorite male model, found mostly in the Italian mags… David Gandy. He may not be your cup of tea but he sure is mine 🙂 And no,..he is not gay 🙂
Excerp from my fave poem, If you forget me
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.
if each day,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.
This too is love!!
So, anyone who knows me, is well aware of the hopeless romantic that I am and have always been. It has nothing to do with being in love and in fact, I am suffering from a recent broken heart myself…sniff..sniff. So, my 14 day ode to Valentine’s may sometimes refer to lovers…but I like to think of it as just “loves”. And, if you think about it, you can have many loves 🙂 I love Cold Stone Creamery, I love the poet Pablo Neruda, I love warm wool socks, legwarmers, the smell of firewood burning, photography, autobiographies, etc..etc.. you get the point. So, no one should feel left out, for love is in our hearts and no one can take that away!
Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her
If questioning would make us wise
No eyes would ever gaze in eyes;
If all our tale were told in speech
No mouths would wander each to each.
Were spirits free from mortal mesh
And love not bound in hearts of flesh
No aching breasts would yearn to meet
And find their ecstasy complete.
For who is there that lives and knows
The secret powers by which he grows?
Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?
Then seek not, sweet, the “If” and “Why”
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.
by Christopher Brennan
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, of playing a poor hand well. -Robert Louis Stevenson
I read a long time ago that if you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than what you settled for. If I really think about it, it’s been pretty accurate. Since then, I’ve always been mindfull of what my needs are and what compromises would allow me to maintain my dignity and self respect which ultimately are very important to me. I refuse to let someone else make me unhappy. I am the master of my life!!
Do you sometimes spend the mornings thinking about the things you want to accomplish during the day and spend the evenings thinking about all the things you didn’t get done. Well, this morning…I am proud to say that by 2pm, I went to the gym and had a fantastic workout. I threw a load of laundry in and ran to take a Vinyasa yoga class for the first time. Wow, what a challenge… I was focusing so much on the positions that I had no idea where my breath was..lol. At the end of the class, the yoga instructor asked me a question and I was excited to tell him that it was my first time so that he could tell me how impressed he was but before he could respond… this chicky came over and stole my thunder 🙁 and so I bowed my head gracefully and exited the class.
My agenda today also consisted of taking a super bunch of CD’s and books(picture above) and donating them to Housing Works, which is a charity for Aids. I could not believe how many cd’s I had…needless to say, there were some that need not be uploaded into my itunes and yes, my Monster Rock Ballads made the cut 🙂 I think it’s safe to say that tonight I will feel somewhat accomplished…hence my title, follow through, honors you.
I had a great Vanilla Clouds business meeting today that almost felt like I was hanging with girlfriends. I love meeting beautiful woman who are down to earth, intelligent and driven! To them I dedicate my newest postcard! I will update later on the newest venture www.IsThatOdd.com