April 26, 2009

I'll have what she's having...


she sat motionless
mesmerized by the grey rain
~~
slowly she reached out with just the tip of the pen she held in her hand
to trace the lines of the dancing drops
as they fell slowly down the window pane
and
with the music playing for her ears only
her head filled with thoughts of the future
while
her heart held tight to the memories of the past
~~~
she was feeling vulnerable for some reason
wondering why the lyrics sung by martina mcbride
"hold on tight to what you feel inside"
wouldn't leave her mind
~~
gently she reached up to touch her memory filled heart
{that just recently had started to feel like it might burst at the seams}
and
searched for any extra room that might still be there
and
when the memories confirmed they weren't going anywhere
she thought to herself
"how do we ever decide what we keep in our hearts and what we don't?"
~~~
and
that was the day she decided she was going to start being
a whole lot more picky
~~~~~
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in case you're wondering, I often wake up in the morning with words and thoughts like these pouring out of me...usually if i have a watched a movie right before bed. the other night we
watched "yes man" and even though it's not going to win any awards, it delivered a message that obviously stayed with me.

22 comments:

  1. love this...so beautiful - so true.

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  2. I loved that. And I am going to be more picky. Thanks!

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  3. Just beautiful. I even had to share with my husband as we sipped our Sunday morning coffee. So well written...

    Izzy

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  4. You know me and words Ms. Beth...
    Today, I am in awe of what you have penned.

    And, you have given me a new thought...I had never considerd before that we have a choice in what to keep and what to let go..and to be picky in the process...

    Today, you are my miracle on my path to being a Real Human Being.

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  5. so beautiful woman...so beautiful

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  6. It's all about choice. Even choosing not to choose is about choice.

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  7. Beautiful shot and beautiful words. I so very much enjoy visiting your blog.

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  8. Your words continue to amaze me. And - I love the concept of being a little more discerning as to which memories we choose to keep and those we decide to let go.

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  9. this is the most powerful post that you have written. it speaks to my heart. please share your precious thoughst with us more often.

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  10. Isn't it amazing that our brain keeps working while we are sleeping? Although - really sometimes I find it quite annoying!

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  11. Hi Beth,
    You know, I just found your blog so recently, through your vulnerable self-portraits for Misty's SP Wed., but I am so very, very glad I did.
    I love your words, and your heart and how you share them. I hope you know what a gift that is, for your readers, for yourself and for our "soul-searcher" community.

    Thanks for the words today.
    Happy Sunday !

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  12. You've got great talent with words and your photos.

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  13. the words took my breath away..but the photo is 5 star too...the images always catch me first.

    i read that we are most creative right as we awake
    ...
    elk

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  14. Hi~ Love it- I do that too...in fact that is how I am most comfortable writing. It's been hard NOT to write that way!

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  15. You are very talented....I usually forget what I'm thinking....I did just buy a journal so maybe I catch some of those thoughts.

    You write beautifully. What you wrote was grand.

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  16. Just wanted you to know that you, your words and your photos are loved. I went to the blogger main page and found how to nominate you for the "Blog of Note" designation.

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  17. This is so very beautiful, so wonderfully phrased. And the fact that you often wake up to these thoughts amazes me to the max. Lovely.

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  18. Feeling a little jealous about all those lovely words and word images that come pouring out of you most mornings. Not to mention your terrific photographs.

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  19. You tune in to a different frequency as you sleep, and you wake with beautiful words singing from your soul...

    Love the image!

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  20. I love the way you write. You speak straight from the heart and it touches my soul.

    You know, I was wanting to watch Yes Man, and even though I know it's not award material, I was hoping it would fill me with an inspiration of some kind...after reading this lovely post I think I might rent it this weekend.
    xo

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  21. Beautiful shot and post.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth