For the most part Helen has a Noodle Salad life. Tons of great stories though they tend to be more messy than pretty and often are funnier in hind sight than at the time of the actual event. This has been a week when the stories aren't unfurling very well for some people I care about and I fear some endings will not get better when viewed through the lens of time. So it's been hard to find humor.
But not impossible. As through all of this Helen has found the time and sheer gut-level determination to feel sorry for HERSELF in the midst of worrying over others.
|One does what one must. Does this pose say angst ridden but putting on a brave face, while feeling a wee bit smug at how fabulous I look? That's what I'm going for.|
Having pangs of jealousy over things that I understand will not matter in the big storybook of life - work, money, opportunities I see going to others, Facebook Likes and Blog followers - but carry a sting that makes the burdens of the day heavier to carry.
|Maybe Helen needs one of these. I have to say it would be difficult to feel too put upon if one's bosom suddenly had 'amazing floating action' - talk about uplifting!!|
After all, I was raised on the idea that if one waited, and wished long enough and hard enough...
|Nine years of dreaming and apparently 28 minutes of interior design!|
Dreams really did come true!
Why wouldn't we grow up to think that? We didn't have to look any further than the back of a magazine to know that good things were out there.
|Forget the oil, I want those thighs for life!|
And if they didn't come to us, we could go to them --
|How could a person's perspective NOT be warped by a world promising that riding a bus would look like THIS?|
|I know most of us look better bathed in moon beams but I'm not so sure about this... what is that supposed to be? I don't know but nothing that dribbles from the bottom of a crater is going on MY face.|
Okay, I do believe that forces beyond ourselves will come to us when we open ourselves up to them - for some of us that is a faith thing, for others, a meta-physical thing, for others, the practice of mind over matter. But I also have found over the years that those 'forces' rarely work as a delivery system, bringing whatever I order to my doorstep.
|They say if you pray for patience you will be given adversity for a teacher. I wonder what you have to pray for to get George Clooney for a teacher?|
I promise to feel funny soon, until then - hoping your summer is going much better than mine, if not get to work on that 'getting George Clooney as a life teacher' thing, won't ya?
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