Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FOCUS ON THIS… #7 ~ SUNSET

Sunset in Orlando, Florida
June 19, 2012

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Photo is my personal property, however, if you enjoy the scene, please feel free to make a copy for yourself.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

BFF 202 ~ I DREAMED THAT I…

 

I dreamed that I was looking in a mirror. My face began to crack and I watched in horror as my whole face was taken over by the many fissures which resembled the crackling found on antique china or old paint. I continued watching until the pieces began to fall off my face in a shower of shards. I woke up…

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(Photo shopped by someone who has no idea what she is doing with a photo editor)

 

I was 15 years old. Really! *I* really had that dream. It is now almost 50 years later and I still cannot get that dream out of my head. Mostly I don’t understand how my mind could contrive such a scene. At that age, I thought maybe I was getting a glimpse of the future somehow. Was I going to die young? Would my future face be horribly scarred in some manner? The questions abounded as I tried to understand.

Later, after a couple of psychology courses in college, I began to examine my psyche and what might possibly lie under that mask of shards. Did I wake up because I didn’t want to see what was under the fa├žade? Was I putting forward a fake persona? Those of you who know me can laugh right here and for the benefit of anyone who does not know me, just know this…I am one of those “transparent” people who hide NOTHING.

After all these years of pondering that dream, I have finally come to understand that it was, after all, only a dream. Of course, I did not die young. My face is not scarred, nor is it a mass of wrinkles like many my age. I have no fake persona hiding the real me. I am exactly what you see and nothing fake about me. Nothing horrible happened to my face. It is still there – pink and mostly smooth considering my age.

So… What on earth did that dream mean? After taking the memory out for examination repeatedly over my life time, I have finally come to a conclusion and it is this: The dream meant NOTHING. It was neither prophetic nor indicative of another psyche hidden within. It is time to put that puppy to bed once and for all, because it was, after all, just a strange and silly dream that has stolen too many of my waking hours throughout my lifetime…

Now, if only I can understand why I dreamed that dream in college... It was the one where I was standing on the only small patch of land, muddy water lapping at my shoes and as far as the eye could see….alone with nothing but muddy water...

 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

FOCUS ON THIS… #5 ~ BEVERAGE

 

I love retirement!  It is wonderful to linger long with my Bible and a mug of cappuccino.

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I acquired this mug upon retirement.  I love my mug!

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I especially love the back side of my retirement mug.

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Nuff said…

 

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Friday, June 8, 2012

FULL CIRCLE

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Here I sit
As I ponder
Which stage of life
I was fonder

If i could have stayed
In just one state
Just which one would
Have been just great?

Every need taken care of
When I was a tot
Still messing my pants
Nope ~ I think not!

Childhood was fun
But not quite heaven
Still had to be in bed
No later than seven

Went to school
And it was fun
But all that studying
Made me glad to move on

Teen years were wonderful
But could not stay
Had dreams to fulfill
Let come what may

As a young adult
Life was great
Except I had to work
If I wanted to eat

Marriage came and went
And came and went
And came and went
Then came and stayed...

Pursued my career
I worked so hard
Forty three years
And now I am retired

I sleep late
My stress is gone
I play all day
Talk on the phone

I spend hours with God
It pleases us
So much to talk about
Now that I'm not in a rush

So if I could stay
In just one year
I would choose
To stay right here

But, alas
I cannot stay
Time marches on
Day by day

The time will come
When life changes again
Life is a circle
To where we began

I'll lose my teeth
I'll lose my hair
If I lose my memory
I will not care

I made up my mind
I will be happy
While depending on others
And messing my nappy


Darlene Cirinna
July 20, 2009