Is it spring yet? We have grey skies (again), snow showers (again), cold (again). I’m ready for sunshine and warmer. Or, alternatively, time at the coast where the weather at least has some drama.
I have cleaned up my kitchen (because it’s rare that I do that in the evening), put some beans on to cook for freezing for future meals, and don’t feel like attacking any of the other chores that are calling my name. Solution? Sharing my World with Melanie.
- You’re walking in a forest and you find a black suitcase. Inside it is one millions dollars and a piece of paper, stained in blood and bearing the single word “Don’t!” Would you take the suitcase home or leave it? I think I’d take it – but the blood-stained note might deter me. Or I might take it home, then fret and worry that I did the wrong thing. How would I explain having come into having money? Because you know I’d have to spend – buy some new furniture, flooring, travel. Oh, and the new furniture and flooring would go into my new beach house. Or maybe I’d take it home with no bad feelings. Really hard to know unless you’re actually faced with it. However, it just occurred to me that I could take it home and if it became a huge problem for me, then I could turn it over to the police, right?
- Imagine you lapsed and cheated on your partner. You feel horrible and you know you’ll never do it again, because the feeling is so awful. Would you confess? No. I would not, unless I sensed he already knew. Why inflict that pain on someone else when I am already suffering?
- Would you live your life differently if nobody ever judged you for anything you did? I think not. I believe I am what and who I am, and that’s not based on other people’s judgments.
- Would a fly without wings be called a walk? No? What would you call it? I think a fly without wings would be called a wingless fly. Or poor fly. That’s what I might call it, except I’m not sure I have a lot of sympathy for a fly. Another thing I wonder – what came first, the definition of the word “fly” or the insect that has that name? Did the word exist first and the insect was called that because that’s what he did?
What’s something that brought joy and lightness of being to you this past week? Much of my joy is from having the freedom and ability to follow my own schedule, to spend time in my kitchen or not, and when I do to cook foods that please me in a way that pleases me. Beyond that, knowing I have the love of my children and friends always brings lightness and happiness to my heart. Also, the freedom to explore my world of art – or what fulfills me that I feel I can call art. I’ve done some painting this past week , have more in mind to do, but I’ll now share with you my most recent efforts. All are a combination of brushes and painting knives.