Today dear reader, I had the time and opportunity to spend (omg) three hours looking at the blogs I follow. When I try to delete some I think of this or that post I am glad I did not miss. There are so many I don’t get to see on a frequent basis. I really appreciate wordpress and the effort and passion that keeps blogs and people going. The following are blogs I loved today. http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the chosen-path/ spoke of a “challenge” / “opportunity” to write for 5 timed mins without edit. An exercise suggested by http://thegypsymama.com/ on the word path. The following is my 5 mins.
Life is long and I have followed many paths in this life. Moving from state to state, from New England to the desert of New Mexico before ending in North Carolina. I have made some incredible memories- birthing a few babies, saving a few lives and flying a small plane. The choice to become on RN was a good one but not without its challenges. I am caring, nuturing and organized but I am also not able to not take on the feelings or to not be affected by pain and loss and uncertainty that I have done enough. Intellectually I was suited but emotionally it took its toll. Did that make me a better nurse- who knows. I wanted to be an architec but I was told that I was not smart enough and girls did not do that or would they let me take wood shop. I am glad somethings have changed. Life is good. Life is what happens while you are making other plans- probably John Lennon- boy was that true for him. No edit no judging. More post to follow- come see.
I also was engaged by the post by http://neptune911.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/blame-it-on-laguna-beach/ . Personal memories of the love of the sea and body surfing and so much more. Quote from the blog: Humans,’ said Dr. David Relman, a Stanford microbiologist, are like coral, ‘an assemblage of life-forms living together.’”
Next if a post about the bush/plant goat’s beard and this quote: http://gardenseyeview.com/?s=aruncus&x=0&y=0 “What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of the heaven.” ~ A.J. Balfour
Ice Cream- Does that not bring up a immediate feeling of ice cream dribling down your face. Trying to eat it before it melts? http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/summer-theme-ice-cream/