Sunday, September 13, 2009

all clowning around aside....

i met up with an old friend a bit ago and she said to me, " so keli tell us all about your perfect life". well it isn't. i don't bring it up here... for a few reason's... the biggest of those being... i come here for a little break and i think you do too. but is that authentic?

my "stuff" isn't life and death, i try not to invest emotion into it... because it doesn't deserve that. i save that energy for the "stuff" that calls for it - these things don't. but if i don't share them with you... what message am i sending... without meaning to?

i feel a bit like this bull rider... you climb on... completely aware that you can end up flat on your ass... but you still choose to ride... to reach that bell... 8 seconds... not so much to invest

the last few years have been like an outstretched rodeo... with similar outcomes to the picture above... not great not perfect... but no one has been injured... bruises sure... but they fade with time. and cows do fly...
you just need to remember to move out of the way... before they land....

so... all clowning around aside... it's far from perfect... but it's in my nature to climb back on...just is....

4 comments:

Dede Warren said...

You've got the best attitude Keli! Life is full of ups and downs, and you know how to keep it all in perspective. I hope you're resting well between bulls girlfriend, I'll see you next month! ye~haw!!

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

As inscribed on the ring of King Solomon...this to shall pass. Story goes that he asked his advisors and artisans to craft a ring with words that would describe the ups and downs of life that he had to deal with as king. He adored the good and was saddened by the bad and wanted a simple statement that summed both up. "This too shall pass" inscribed in Hebrew is what is on his ring. How true these words are. Hugs to you Keli. Sea Witch

Leslie said...

Sweet Keli, I can barely wait the two weeks between now and when you and Dede arrive so we can make art, drink wine, laugh, shop and compare our less than perfect lives.

xo

Sea Witch said...

Keli, I have tagged you for the Honest Scrap Award. Check out my recent posting at http://musingsofaseawitch.blogspot.com/2009/10/honest-scrap-award-me-me-me.html for info. Sea Witch