Saturday, October 2, 2010

A floppy kind of love

*Photo taken at the summer cottage in August

Ten years ago I made a list of things I needed to do in my life. I'm a list maker and I remember the pen strokes on the paper felt like blood. A blood promise of sorts. I've written of this list before. Get Married, Buy a House, A full time job, Have more babies, Write a book.

I got married.


I bought a house.


I got and then quit a full time job. Hee hee.

I wrote a few novels... no big deal.

AND: I had more BABIES.



And there's a floppy kind of love about the world now that the rigid list is completed. A loopy crochet of flowers and moonlight that can't be encapsulated into a list.

I need to tie up the ends. But I have a lot of time, and a lot of yarn. Colorful strands of multicolor madness that make up what the universe has given me.

I'm proud and scared and awe struck by my portion of life.

I peek out from between my fingers to see what happens next.

XO
S

8 comments:

  1. "Colorful strands of multi-color madness,..." I need to look at my life in that way. Oh,..I've got the madness part down but your way is a hopeful and beautiful way to look at life. Peace.

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  2. such a lovely picture of personal goals fulfilled, oh lucky one.
    And the tangled-in-bed picture is just perfect to go with the post.

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  3. I just discovered your blog (via Laundry Hurts My Feelings...)and I am mesmerized by your writing. So eloquent, and so heartfelt. I am your newest follower, and am heading back now to read more. Truly lovely.

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  4. The goals, the lists, they are an achievement of sorts. I like how you expressed the results, and more how you placed them in rank to the real important stuff. Wonderfully done…

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  5. Such beautiful love. Happy home, happy you, happy life. *hugs*

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