Friday, July 18, 2008

Creative Outlet...


My week included two great visits to weSpark where I participated in what I have found to be my favorite outlets there. My support group of course which I continue to get so much out of as well as Tai Chi and Creative Writing.

It was really nice to see so many familiar faces in creative writing.
Our first prompt was listening to the Matchbox 20 song "Smooth" (Ft. Santana)
"This life ain't good enough..."

Here is what I wrote in response to the music.
Okay, so I am tapping my toes to the beat and feeling the energy of the music but am left with a sense of "Wow, I am older than I think." Not old like put me out to pasture. I like to think I have a lot of good bits remaining albeit I am currently "follically-challenged" and I suppose it right to say in this PC world "Mammary-challenged" but if we look beyond the surface I can say I have a lot to be grateful for and to offer.

That notion that 40 is the new 30 --
for me it is the notion that now in my 40's -- I get it.
It's not so serious.
It's Life.
You seek out what makes you happy and makes your own heart sing.
The constant celebration of the small things.
So you don't go around in high heels, hose and full make-up.
Who really gives a f**k.
It's liberating to be comfortable enough in your own skin -- to say
"Hello world. This is who I am -- Hairless, Boobless and ALIVE!"
I think that sums it up quite nicely for the moment.

Ancora Imparo


Anonymous said...

"Naked came I into the world...and naked I shall return..." This reminds me of "hairless and boobless and alive"...which is how most of us started...getting back to basics gives us marvelous freedom to be and love who we are.

We love you.

Marilyn, Fred and Betty

joyce said...

Your words speak the utter truth to all of us and remind us, once again of what life is truly about. You are simply BEAUTIFUL and we continue to learn lessons from you each day...thank you.

with so much love

Anonymous said...

Hey Mar - you maybe hairless and boobless, but there is nothing "less" about YOU! You have just proven what we all know, there is more to you than your "naturally curly red hair" (Charlie Brown, I think) and YOU are certainly more than the sum of your chest (or anyone elses for that matter). My love to you my friend. Lis