Most importantly, our house wasn't knocked down in an earthquake, we're not living in the street, water comes from the taps, the cats are safe and we have food. I often feel really lucky, but lately doubly so. Everything seems insignificant in the shadow of being buried alive in a pile of rubble. Appreciate your day today.
'Tis true, ~ it's always a matter of perspective... and no matter how significant problems/feelings may be to the individual, there is always a larger picture to focus our energies and abilities upon.
Amanda got up to some interesting hijinx
at the Golden Globes...
I like this outfit better though. A++ for the clarinet.
those are gorgeous pictures. I dunno why the author was so uptight.
It's required that if you write a fashion blog, you must be uptight. It's law! I'm not a fan of the writing, mostly just the pretty pictures.
I did appreciate my day today, and for much the same reasons. Also, I just got my copy of A Bunny Named Swine today. It's even more fun than I thought it would be. Bravo!
Maybe my copy was in one of those boxes. Looking forward to it!
Thank you for always mentioning that life should be about your perspective on it.
Three hours of yesterday forever changed the perspective on anything I will ever do or experience in my life. My five year old daughter had surgery. There were complications with life altering results. There is nothing like feeling so completely utterly helpless to do anything about your child's safety and well being. What was just as bad was seeing the tears in my partners eyes and not even being able to reach out to him, because I couldn't get past my own grief and fear as a mother bear who wanted to rage and protect her child.
This afternoon when we made the long drive home with our daughter through mudslides, flooding, and down pouring rain nothing could dampen our spirits. I hurt all over and I'm so exhausted. But dammit we're alive! Our house is still here! We had incredible medical care! And people literally around the world praying for us.
Today, right now, life is fucking AWESOME. And from here on out whenever something comes our way I'll think of those three hours when my kid was fighting the good fight and I was loosing my shit as only a mom can and know that after this every little moment is worth savoring.
I had to laugh and smile last night when my daughter asked for some Nine Inch Nails, chai tea, and cheerios instead of morphine. If more people could find the goodness in a damn fine cup of tea, good music, and life's little comforts I think they'd have a better perspective on everything. My heart remains with the mothers and fathers of Haiti. May they find hope in the tiny rays of light that are the remaining children of the amazing land that is Haiti. They have been shaken and broken, but they will move on. They are now a huge symbol of hope to many.
My heart goes out to you and your daughter. As the mother - my 'baby' is now 43 - you never lose those feelings of rage and frustration that flood through you when your little one is in danger. I'm just happy for you that she is OK now.
I'm glad your daughter is doing well. It's so hard to be in that situation.
What a beauty of a picture!
Thanks for the treat.
Speaking of Poe and days...
Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan!
2010-01-20 09:30 am (UTC)
Okay, it may be just me - but the photo seems pervy. Maybe it's just my mindset today.
Tell me how much to send you for 3 Bunnies to Australia.
Don't make me sick Trillian on your arse! : )
2010-01-20 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this reminder.
A friend of my family who was living in Haiti at the time of the earthquake has posted a letter on her blog that she is trying to get to as many people as possible in hopes of finding help in anyway she can for her family and loved ones still in Haiti. Also, for those that are interested in a first-hand account that may not be represented in the media, she has been posting heart-wrenching detailed accounts of the time during and after the quake on her blog. Could you please pass this along?
Thank you in advance.
...the cats are safe and we have food.
y'know, if i didn't know you were veggie, i'd be worried.
Why is everything this Friday? Now my weekend plans involve difficult decisions.
Thanks for the link to the interview with Ed Petit. I really enjoyed it.
Oh, and Swine is awesome.