Thursday, June 28, 2007

I've decided that the future of my country and mankind is a moot point. The best I can do is recognize some redeeming characteristics presently.
I love fabric and clothing, but lately I've been wearing nothing but jeans. Yesterday, in a moment of departure, I put on a royal blue rayon skirt, midcalf length, with a nonspectacular blue top. Nicely designed. Good neckline. But nothing noticeable.
Late last night, feeling relaxed, I stopped in the grocery store and headed for the bakery department. Hardly anyone around. On the way I passed a lone woman who turned around, face lit up and exclaimed, "Oh, what a beautiful shade of blue!" Surprised, I smiled and agreed.
It amazes me sometimes, people's open responses. And how much they love color. Or something.


Anonymous chrispito said...

Ooh, I love that: little reminders tucked into the corners of our world reminding us of what we hold dear that should be celebrated! Like colours in our closet!

28/6/07 7:13 AM  
Blogger Neith said...

I'm 100% with you on this one, jm. Of course, a large part of my philosophy of life revolves around celebrating the small daily moments in our lives . . . because that's where we live! :-)

28/6/07 9:15 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I was so moved by this event. Her joy was genuine and expansive. But most of all, I was moved by her desire to tell me. To make me feel good. It was another moment of awakening. The only glitch was a little bit of embarrassment (my Saturn in Leo) as I looked for a flaw in my expression of self. But it was a little milder than it used to be. I'm learning. Another good part was how uncontrived it was when I got dressed.

I was pulled down, neith by some of the dire prediction stuff returning, and the continued neglect of how to make it right now. It's not so much the predictions and the focus on sickness of people (other than themselves:-), exaggerated in my view, but the speed with which the crowd gasps and believes. But we'll get there. One lone person makes a difference to me. My lover of blue was just the one I needed.

my philosophy of life revolves around celebrating the small daily moments in our lives . . . because that's where we live! :-)

I'm going to absorb this completely during the next weeks of Mars in Taurus. And keep it.:-)

28/6/07 1:45 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

What a great moment jm.

I revel in stories like these.

Yesterday must have been sprinkled with magic.
Here's what happened as i stood in a long line at our local post office.

A fellow perhaps 40 with long braid down to his waist stood next to me. He kept leaning forward to watch his kids in the lobby. He smiled at me and said something about sign language. I agreed, the power of the finger....and told him of the Salish grandmothers who could command deep respect with the slightest movement of one finger.

"Yes", he nodded. He told me he is raising his children alone. Then he told me, that the most amazing thing he discovered was his "woman's voice". He laments that his men friends don't understand. Nor his (Hispanic)culture. This makes him feel whole he said. I nearly wept.

28/6/07 4:07 PM  
Blogger sige said...

Wonderful stories, I love these moments of encounter. Color, wholeness. Hope.

29/6/07 5:46 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Big experiment!!!

Testing 1-2-3! Major test of my new Saturn returned self.
I'm going to an opening of a new gallery tonight and I'm going to wear the blue and see what happens. If I can repeat the performance, then maybe the stage isn't so bad after all. Gotta stop winging it and have my set list in order. Neptune, get thee behind Saturn.

The big trick. How to blend organization with spontaneity. The dreaded repetition.

And for my next number... one you know and love!

29/6/07 2:49 PM  
Blogger sige said...

:-) :-) :-)
sitting somewhere in the corner, listening...

29/6/07 5:05 PM  

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