"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spinach, anyone?

"By simple definition I'd be scattered. Oh where do I begin? Well I'm stuck within the mortal framework of having to use words... In some regards I'd use the term eclectic -the merging of experience and different points of view. Well I think, I learn, I listen and I sift my way right through. And I'm always the one with fascination." ---Sister Hazel, Sometimes

I've always loved the idea behind this song. It's like someone has asked you who you are and given you a limited amount of space to answer. How would you do it? Where would you begin? What could you possibly say to give someone who's never met you a vague idea of what you're like?

For instance, I could say:

I'm five feet, three inches of music-loving, book-reading, fierce independence.
I call it like I see it, then worry that I've hurt your feelings.
I'm trusting enough to want to believe you, yet jaded enough to have my doubts.
I hold tight to what I believe, but remain fascinated by new ideas.
I'm a firm believer in a soft couch, a warm blanket and a good book.
I'm irrational, impulsive, impatient, and otherwise imperfect in every way. And I'm okay with that.

But no matter how many ways I try to say it, the chorus of the song says it best:
"Mostly I'm just me! "

Or, to steal a line from my favorite sailor, "I yam what I yam, and that's all that I yam."


Diane said...

And I love what you are! And I LOVE what you wrote! And I'm going to try it... but not tonight, 'cause I'm tired. But this was fantastic... seriously. You're 5 foot 3 of amazing, Chicky-do!

Lacey said...

I love this post! I have no idea what I'd say about myself, but I totally agree with the soft-couch-warm-blanket thing!

Jenners said...

I totally love this! I love your description of yourself! I love the contradictions and so many of the same things you love. Awesome!!!

Missy said...

This is an awesome post!

david mcmahon said...

As a kid, I wondered how Popeye could possibly like spinach.

Now I am a parent .....

and suddenly I understand!