One of my favourite blogs, Chatting at the Sky, has put out a viral call to her followers to give feedback on lessons learned in June. Of course I could not resist!
Apparently she was not necessarily asking for the deep and epic revelations of personal truth (we all know I can digress into that pit easily enough!) but the little simple things that make me laugh, cause me to ponder, or become a turning point in the journey.
Here's my top three D's for June:
1. Despicable Me: Light....Bulb. If you haven't watched this movie, as I hadn't until last night with a few mothers/daughters while eating copious amounts of chips and drinking red wine, you are missing out on an adorable visual delight. My favourite part was when Gru, the evil dad, kept saying "Light....Bulb" in a very slow and deliberate way, so that none of his minions could miss the very depth of his revelation! Ha....Larious. The little girls were beyond cute and reminded me of a few precious children/nieces of my own. Who knew I had missed out on this delightful tale this whole time?! Looking forward to Despicable Me 2 next week.
2. Dripping Kitchens: I'm not one to freak out on just any small whim (ok, well not as much lately I should say) but when you come home from watching a riveting NHL finals game with your dad and daughter only to find your kitchen ceiling dripping water through the ceiling fan, there is cause for a little panic! I started imagining the ceiling crashing down in the middle of the night with sparks of flame shooting from the electrical wiring starting a house fire while I was ensconced in my bed dreaming of the Caribbean beach. As I pulled out pots and towels, I realized that nothing is really stable or solid in this world. You can be as prepared as you want, and still discover a crack in the veneer that will tear your security into shreds, until the only thing left to do is take your imagination and go to bed.
3. Days Gone By: A fragile warmth has come over me these days when I'm reminded of my past. Little flashes of people and moments that I enjoyed. Take movies for instance. Who didn't love Michael J Fox in the 1985 classic Back to the Future? I saw an old picture of a boy I used to know in High School, and even though we weren't close, we hung out in the same circle of friends. It felt nice to see an old familiar face. I enjoyed dinner with my oldest girlfriend a few weeks ago, and as we reminisced about past adventures, I was amazed how good it felt to hear how she remembered me. I cherish my past. Now THAT is a huge revelation for me. There is large amount of pain, wounds, regrets that I have only and ever wanted to erase from my past these last few years. I am coming more to terms with what was, what is, and what is yet to come. I also enjoyed a weekend with my second oldest girlfriend in Radium, and again the theme was to look back, see the gold vein through the rock then move into a new and fresh way of loving and caring for each other. A refreshing change (Thanks Girlfriend!).
Thanks for Chatting.
Until next time,