Wednesday, 9 September 2015

I hope you dance

Six months on...

I'm craving simplicity. It's like there's this skin I want to shed and out of that, I want to re-emerge fresh and revitalised.

The last 6 months have been just insane... long hours, hard work, new faces, new places, new things, new experiences... learning things about myself, and discovering who I really am vs. who I want to be and what I want... so much crammed into a very short space of time. 

And the last time around, in the midst of it, I just forgot about the outside world for weeks at a time. I think it's called Living. And I've learned to embraced it all... the people, the places, everything.

This time around, I want to be a bit more conscious of it all. And perhaps I should start chronicling all my weird and wonderful experiences... instead of only talking about chronicling it someday.

I think I will learn my most important lessons this year.

“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.” ~ Rumi

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  1. Hi couz. So you really think you will learn your most important lessons this year? Are you talking important lessons as in fun important lessons or as in not-so-fun important lessons? You're still so young. I bet there are more important lessons waiting for you between now and the next couple of decades. (You know I wish I could say centuries...). My late grandmother told me the most important lessons to be learned are all about letting go and about becoming more relaxed and at peace with your own life, and that this change in a person's attitude usually happens at a much older age. So basically what I'm saying is life is likely to have so much more in store for you than the lessons you will learn this year. No? Smile. :))

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    1. All of life is letting go, Mr. Blue. Or haven't you watched Life of Pi yet?

      And what if I've already reached this "older age".

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    2. I've been avoiding that movie. I think I'm in denial.

      Define older age.

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    3. The age where you're ready to resign yourself to life's processes... I think.

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    4. That makes me a grandpa! No, just kidding. I'm still a spring chicken. Blue, but a spring chicken nevertheless.

      No?

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  2. Nice to see you back. Feee free to chronicle away!

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    1. Thanks Colin. I hope you're enjoying your new role of Grandad :)

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  3. Hey there, we've missed you. I've got a whole slew of lessons from this year, just when I thought I learned most of what there is to know. Life's funny like that, right?

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    1. Hey Rooth. For some reason I woke up today with the urge to move to Texas. What on earth would I do in Texas... how would I fair? lol, Anyway, I can relate, and all this lesson learning hasn't always been smooth sailing for me. Life is funny indeed :)

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  4. Love this post! good to hear from you, my friend (smile).

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    1. Ah Dixie, so nice to hear from you again. I hope you are well ;)

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    2. Did you know Dixie loves M&M's as much as we do?

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  5. This sounds like the bloom of a newer, wiser and more colourful flower. I like it. Hello beautiful Azra :)

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