Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Comment From Vee

In reference to my last post that did not make a whole lot of sense even to myself the next day...what point was I trying to make ?

I received this comment from my dear blogging friend Vee:
"Never a problem to read your ramblings. So what odd and great and eccentric thing are you planning anyway? Will your garden take a wild swing?"

I had to laugh out loud. What am I really thinking about here anyway? Then I pulled up this email from a good friend.

I think it hits the point beautifully that I was trying to make in the first part of my crazy post.

Beautiful Women's Month

Age 3:- She looks at herself and sees a Queen

Age 8:- She looks at herself and sees Cinderella Age 15:- She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister ('Mum, I can't go to school looking like this!')

Age 20:- She looks at herself and sees 'too fat / too thin / too short / too tall / too straight / too curly' - but decides she's going out anyway
Age 30:- She looks at herself and sees 'too fat / too thin / too short / too tall / too straight / too curly' –but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway

Age 40:- She looks at herself and sees 'clean' and goes out anyway
Age 50:- She looks at herself and sees 'I am' and goes wherever she wants to

Age 60:- She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore - goes out and conquers the world Age 70:- She looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter and ability and goes out to enjoy life Age 80:- Doesn't even bother to look - just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world

Maybe we should put on that purple hat earlier...

Vee: I guess for me putting on that purple hat is pretty darn eccentric =>


Nadine said...

That was very neat. I love the women through the ages. I love you and miss you. I can so see us wearing purple hats together.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I'm all for wearing the purple hat...anytime...anywhere! Rather than worrying about what others think...let's just enjoy the day. I rather like this age...I'm just quite ready for 'eighty' yet.

Sara said...

Oops, I said "red hat" in my other comment. Purple is good too, maybe even better! Or, why not both??

This last hat is amazing, by the way. I'd really have to be feeling excentrically (is that a word?) comfortable to wear that one, but I love it!

Vee said...

Hmmm, well as a fif260743w something person, I'm so immature that I'm still doing the too fat, too old, too dumb routine. I think that I'm particularly doing the dumb one today. Are you saying that you are going to join the red hat society? Purple hat society? Just the' society? Don't mind me, I remain perpetually confused.

a woman who is said...

Vee: lol...think of it metaphorically dear Vee. To quote myself in my previous post "No more painting for the crowd"! Not that you stop caring for and loving the crowd, it is just a perspective change. Not to be a crowd pleaser or a self pleaser but a God pleaser is how I like to look at it. Not sure what the Purple Hat Ladies represent as a group? I just relate to how we look at ourselves through certain phases of our life seasons. I really agree with Judy, I am not quite ready for the 80 something crowd just yet. But wouldn’t it be great to have more personal expression and freedom in every single aspect of our daily lives. I think I am also talking about creativity here and feeling the freedom to break out of what is expected by other people’s mindsets, and even my own. Like the precious artist who started to paint from a place in her heart not previously explored by her painting and found a gloriously bold new expression. If you really want to delve into this check out my previous pastor’s blog He has 49 posts under the label freedom. This man has challenged me greatly and taught me a lot about freedom.

On This Rock said...

Fabulous post, each picture really capturing a component of the age concepts. I'm not ready for 80 yet either, but isn't it fun to enjoy the eccentricites and perspectives of all ages of women in our lives. Thank you for sharing...and appreciating the individualism that we all display along the way!

Vee said...

Ahhhh! Well why didn't you just say so? Hahahahaha... ;>

Yes, I agree. I think it's way past time to stop playing games and to be ourselves. God gave us these personalities and these gifts so why not relish them? Okay, now I'm going to follow your link. Freedom is sounding better every day.

Gayle said...

Love this post. I'm laughing because it is so true! can't wait till I reach my 80's. thanks for sharing, it made my day.

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