Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hiccups

I smiled today as I was watching a friend with hiccups because it hit me. Hiccups are one of our bodies few ways of controlling us. We are always telling our body to pick up our feet and move our hands and stand up, etc. Yet Hiccups are something our body does without our control. It's a fairly amazing concept. Here we are always controlling our body and then hiccups and sneezes come along and our body jumps in and reacts without the consent or the control of our mind. I love it, I love that know matter who you are or how hard you try to be in control of everything in your life, you simply cannot because your body sometimes knows better than you do. We are not machines no matter how hard you try to compare us with machines our bodies are far more complex than machines. For unlike machines our body natural reacts to certain things that you cannot prepare for or control.
Enjoy what you cannot control, embrace it and learn from it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Snowflakes falling from a great big sky


Woah- lots a snows a falling this weekend!!! Crazy fun. My dog loves it. Today she was basically swimming in it in our backyard. This is quite alot of snow in my opinion and so soon. Wow, it sure is pretty out when it snows. The whole sky seems lighter and it never gets as dark at night when there is snow all around. So beautiful it also seems much quieter with all the snow. I'm guessing less people get out and about when they're car is stuck in the driveway and the road conditions are poor. Still I love the snow. I'm a little worried though, being November and all... Does more fall.. How much more? What 10 feet? This could be an issue... Well for now it's fun. It's also hard to get things done.. the colder it gets. The more I just want to stay in bed all curled up!         video

Friday, November 14, 2008

seeing clearly

you know when your eyes can't see all that clear
they're open wide but you can't see whats near
you squint and glare at what lies before  
knowing that everything is chaotic and such 
you stare at what seems really far and out of touch 
you blink like a bird that is learning to fly 
relaxing those weary and tired eyes
some time passes by of resting your eyes
and in a short blink you try to retry 
glaring and staring and squinting away
maybe you're trying to hard to see anyway
maybe your head and heart are the bug 
thats caught in your eye and wont let you see all that much 
instead of living life seeing unclearly
why don't you focus on what's close and near you
don't waste your time teasing your eyes
hiding from truth and hiding from lies 
gallivanting your eyes all around town
stop this silliness and look all around
see and appreciate what stands right before you 
in clear and stillness enjoy all that surrounds you 
stop running and chasing from all you can't catch 
your eyes don't fool you
there's no looking back 
see everything as something 
and something as everything
look past the unclear and focus on more 
more that lies close to you
more your heart knows and loves
let your eyes guide you 
may you see all you must
but know you heart knows best 
clear eyes lead the way 
may they rest easy by night
and be clear by day
 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

a fragrance fills the air, my heart searches, he is gone

5 precious days
108 hours of pure happiness
countless minutes of fleeing smiles
short sweet glances of honest love
my heart is heavy now
lost and alone
I yearn for just one more day 
one more hour
one more glance shared between us 
one more promising smile
one more minute
my heart craves
to be seen and heard
the way he sees and hears me
I crave to be touched and held
the way only he touches and holds me
till then 
I will wait

Saturday, November 8, 2008

my drug addiction...

SHoes, SHHoes, SHOES!!!! Hey but if they are my only addiction in life I think I'm doing pretty good. So far in the last two months I've purchased four pairs. I usually average at least one new pair a month. But the past two months have been difficult because most of my shoes are all back home in B.C. so I was need of some new pairs here. You have got to admit shoes play a huge role in a person comfort and fashion. I sometimes watch peoples shoes as from noticing their shoes I can kind of tell a little bit about them. How they keep their shoes, what they wear them with, etc. With 4 brilliant seasons a year there's a great potential to own a vast amount of shoes for all occasions. Some shoes get to see sunlight more often than others, and some are just the perfect last piece to a special outfit for a special occasion. So my hunt continues to add to my collection of shoes. One day they will all have a spot in a large walk-in shoe closet. Each pair will have a perfect spot where they may rest in between use. 

Sunday, November 2, 2008

words.. that trickle from my thoughts to my lips, from my lips to my hands, from my hands to your eyes, from your eyes to your thoughts..

a soft hello
a loud good-bye
a deep whisper 
an aweful cry
a chill right through me
a breeze afar
a murmur in the wind 
a long lost scar
a strangers stare 
a lost affair
a risen conflict
a lovers beware

Saturday, November 1, 2008

An email I received a while back about Bus advertisements

PREGNANT LADY

A Lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus.

She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her.

She immediately moved to another seat. 

This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again.

The man seemed more amused.

When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and had the man arrested. 

The case came up in court. 

The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself. 

The man replied, Well your Honour, it was like this: When the lady got on the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition. 

She sat under a sweets sign that said, 'The Double Mint Twins are Coming,' and I grinned.

Then she moved and sat under a sign that said 'Logan's Liniment will reduce the swelling,' and I had to smile. 

Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, 'William's Big Stick Did the Trick,' and I could hardly contain myself.

BUT, your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that said 'Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident'...I just lost it. 

"CASE DISMISSED"

The awkward dance on the bus and the absence of personal space

Don't get me wrong there are some great things about taking the bus. For instance the interesting learning experience, because we all know very well that we would never choose to hang out with all of the different types of people that the bus does offer to us. The sounds of multiple conversations all so very different surrounding your silent thoughts. The bus simply offers a way in which we can come together to take public transit and be environmentally more aware of our earth and its need for less pollution. BUT.. here's the but.. It seems like there is a dance on the bus a dance that almost everyone partakes in. One in which you take 3 steps up and the some steps to the left.. its always this way to start. And when its busy you weave in amongst all the people you never dreamed you'd have to be so close to. This is the intimate part of the dance.. that is unless you trip and or fall on someone. And it seems there is always noise on the bus, I call this noise the music. We have the bus engine and quirky individual bus noises. If there are any windows open you have all the noises outside and the noises of traveling with the windows open. Then you have the footsteps of all the new people who step on to the bus to join the dance. You have watches ticking, you have people fidgeting, some people talking, you have people on cell-phone, and people listening to headphone.. some of these people even share there music with everyone on the bus,  I guess just incase others forgot to bring there music. How nice, although not everyone sees it this way. The you have that faint murmur of the bus drivers radio coming from the front of the bus, o and all the people pulling and pushing the "next stop" button. Really the bus offers so many different sounds and surroundings to enjoy. And if the people across from you just aren't as attractive as you'd like them to be, well you can always look up at all the wonderful signs and advertising the Bus offers. Do remember not do be fooled by all the advertisements though. And speaking of I am going to post a funny email I was sent a while back about ads on the bus as my next post. Anyways I hope I have just slightly inspired some of you to view the bus in a different way. A way in which you partake in. You bring something different on to the bus that the bus didn't have already. We all do. Anjoy the sounds and strange people, and the boring people, and the loud people, and the quiet people, and the obnoxious people, and the beautiful people, and the less beautiful people, the ones that might need a shower, and the ones that bring sweet smells on to the bus, enjoy it all because "this to shall pass"