Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way to my late 30s...

I am closer to 40 than I am to 30. Yikes. Shhh, don't tell anyone. And, in a couple weeks, I will be even closer. I don't feel my age and happily or sadly, depending on who you ask, I don't act my age. But, there has been a slow shift in me.

I worry less about some things, I am more secure with who I am, less afraid of letting people see me. But, I also think about things like aging and illness and the future for my son...like a lot.

These are incredibly sexy thoughts, I know. I guess I am starting to finally feel like a grown up? Am I late to the game? Or am I right on time? So many questions....I probably don't even need the answers.

I still have moments when I feel like a hormonal adolescent riding the waves  of my own emotions....but they are fewer and farther between. Most of the time, I am a-ok and sometimes realizing how stable I am is bizarre!

These are just random thoughts for a Tuesday in late October, while those on the right coast wait out the storm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yeah, yeah, I know...You don't read.

Why don't you read, again?

I have spent some of my most satisfying moments swimming in words (And I have lived a very colorful life, to say the least.) So, it is very difficult for me to understand how reading is lost on so many people.

Sometimes, when I'm working on boring life stuff, I like to listen to authors read, particularly poets. I have often found myself in a literary YouTube hole.

Do yourself a favor, take a minute, listen, maybe close your eyes.

Who knows...maybe you'll be inspired to even pick up a book.

Monday, October 15, 2012

You gotta pick up every stitch....

No joke...my dreams have been Halloween themed for the past week....vampires, werewolves, serial killers...the whole gamut. I don't know what is up with me, but maybe it's the season.....

Two rabbits runnin' in the ditch
Beatniks out to make it rich
Oh no, must be the season of the witch.....