My eyes get big. My lips twitch. Then my mouth drops open and the riotous laughter begins.
The other girls look at me with amusement in their eyes.
‘Seriously,’ one of the ladies I work with asks me the question with giddy disbelief in her voice, ‘you’ve never heard that one before?’
No, is all I can reply. I can’t even speak, because I’m laughing so hard. All I can do is continue to use my head to shake out my answer.
Miss the joke? Replace the end of that sentence with another raunchy phrase..
We were discussing what types of T-shirts we’re not allowed to wear on casual Fridays — definitely not ones with cussing on the front (or back) or that imply the use of expletives.
I use this quick flashback from 2013 to illustrate a point of reflection for myself. I’ve lived a very sheltered life and my resolution is to experience more laughs..BIG, BOLD ones..It not only helps the days pass on a high note..it adds a bit of color and excitement to my writing. My fingers tend to type more when I have a mood to carry me along..like drifting on a current, called Life.
…I went for a walk in the rain yesterday and experienced the second most-refreshing moment of the day (of the past month actually)…
I try to escape the keyboard at least once a week (twice on the weekend for good behavior 🙂 ) but my mind was restless for a break from staring at the screen. As I looked out the window, a beautiful sunrise had transitioned over to heavy cloud cover during the latter part of the morning. The sky was still relatively serene, so I decided to take a chance on trying to out-race the approaching April shower to the nearby park. Walking along in quiet seclusion down the riverbank, I ended up at the sandy cutout where fisherman, kayakers, and rowers launch their boats. I watched the river stroll by like a sheet of shimmering silver, it’s pulsing waves rolling up and over the small sand dunes a few feet away. It was at that moment when I did something I almost never do…I stopped thinking. I let go of worries, anxieties, frustrations, even hopes and dreams and just existed in that very second. Slight breeze rolling over my skin, filtered sunlight flowing from above, a family of Canadian geese being carried along with the gentle current, raindrops beginning to sprinkle across the watery surface and pelt the soft sandy shore in front of me. Standing there in awe and silence, I realized some amazing discoveries…I could breathe…I could see…I could hear…I could feel…I had two legs to stand on and two arms to stretch toward the heavens with. How had I forgotten about all of these wonderful blessings? Better question, why would I allow myself to forget to be thankful for every chance I can use them to truly experience the fullness of life? Even though there was no one else standing nearby, I had a sudden feeling I wasn’t watching the glimmering water alone. I’m never truly alone, never as heart-broken as I sometimes feel, never as discouraged as I like to believe. Why? Because every once in awhile…exactly when I am in greatest need…I get a glimpse at my true inspiration…I stop trying to fall in love with people, things, or places, and I start to pursue my perfect romance once again…
A finger drops from the clouds and I connect with forever…Just breathe, wrap yourself in this moment, cherish what you have, share a smile with a distant stranger…Live, laugh, love…
The day had turned cloudy, but sunrise was still dawning in my heart…I didn’t even mind that my freshly pressed hair was working overtime to curl up again 😛 ..LL♥
looking for something i can’t find…waiting for a dream never destined to cross the threshold of reality…listening for a voice that is now only a faint memory…days spent walking with a spirit of hope, nights wrapped up in lonely disappointment…the very moment i am resigned to let go, to seek after a new source of inspiration, i finally have a chance encounter with you..but only in dreams…
‘This is the place where you come to remember that I will always love you…”
The breath of warm winds caress my golden skin, calling me from a restless sleep. Light brown eyes touch a pale lavender sky filled with thick patches of milky white cotton dancing across the seamless horizon, floating ever onward, pushing across the canvas of eternity. Against the backdrop of forever, the majestic mountains of contemplation boldly stand guard over the inhabitants of this lost and sacred chimera. The rustle of a gentle breeze stirs up gallant waves across the ocean of emerald-green circling round me.
The soft touch from a strong finger moves tenderly along the curve of my chin, drawing my eager sight toward the graceful face I have longed to see for so long. Serene eyes as clear as liquid crystal instantly capture me. Words as satisfying as a divine kiss ease uncertainty. A question answered, a promised renewed.
“You alone are my perfect love. Before you, none…after you, none…Never forget that I’m only a whisper away.”
The tickle from a stream of orange sunlight floating through white curtains coax my dark lashes apart, prying me from the secure hold of a much yearned for peace. Sweet melodies of an angelic choir fade away with the rushing azure tides of the ensuing morning skyline..LL♥