A look at what my brain is trying to digest all at once today:
A young, but good friend of mine has a blog, in fact she called me yesterday to ask why I hadn't mentioned her in my acknowledgements. "Because you asked me not too!" she is one of the best people I know at my work, and while I won't say who she is, I would like to point out her latest post....Let your life speak. As she always does, she gave me much to think about.
Triana, true to our friendship, called me out (a.k.a. proved me wrong) on many things in our philosophical discussions today.. apparently I have built my perception of how love is supposed to work on religious assumptions and societal norms or views (that's according to her). She reminded me that love, among other things, is not bound by the rules we place on it and that our choices don't necessarily coincide with when and where or who you feel this for (we were talking about her current relationship and how it came about)....this conversation in turn led me to explain my view of the Ocean in relation to people to her. I believe when I was done, it was her turn to say I called her out...
In the drive-thru of a local fast food chain today, the guy (who seems to be extremely feminine)taps on my window to hand me my food cause I'm somewhere off in dreamland. I realize he didn't give me my drink and so I tap back on his window..he opens it and here is the following conversation:
"What do you need?"
"You forgot my drink..."
"Oh, uh, yeah. Sorry, I'll get you a large instead of a small. What was it again?"
"Coke" he leaves the window open and talks to me from the pop dispenser...
"Sorry, I forget a lot of things sometimes"
"Its alright, no biggie." I tell him. He then delivers the drink to me, looks contrite and says, "actually it was your radiant beauty as you were starring off somewhere that distracted me."
I'm thinking..You have got to be kidding me right???? Have you looked closely at me today??? I am plaineth Janeth..no frills no fancy smancy stuff. Just me and you're gonna try to say I look radiant. Yeah, ok... but it was a nice thing to say I'll give him that. I told Triana about the incident when we went to the Taj Mahal (Indian food, yummy!!!)...you know what she said? "You do have an aura about you when get all daydreamy and thinking in your own little world."
"I'm not gonna win this argument am I?"
"Nope." she says, "But when we go to Florida, I'm doing your hair."
"See, I told you I don't look good at all today...proves my point."
She just gave me the "whatever" look.
This morning, my oldest daughter painted her first picture today. I'm actually quite impressed with it. Its not something i would have thought to do, but she is her own person, with her own thoughts, and her own sense of creativity.. I'm looking forward to seeing what she creates next.
I think I'm going to start sharing more chapters of my fiction book, Kipleyarren. Yes, I think I will, and then maybe I'll be ready to share some more chronicles...hmmm, going to have to think some more.
Well, this post definitely gives you a look into the inner workings of my brain, and an insight into how random thoughts seem to flood my mind at the same time..