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Wounded

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

I went for a walk today. Wondering through the trees, I felt peace and quiet well over me. As the stillness crept over me, my heart went back to yesterday and I began to yearn for things lost. Then out of the quiet I heard a whimper, and the grass moved. I looked around me, and saw there in the bushes a small rabbit. It wasn’t quite a baby, but it was young, new to this place we live in and helpless still, in many ways. When it saw me looking, it cowered back, shrinking back into the the brush behind the tree. I waited for a moment wondering, should I follow, go towards this little creature afraid of me. Then I wondered, is it hurt, does this tiny little rabbit need care or aide? My curiosity got the better of me, a common problem in my life and I moved forward. Very slowly, careful not to make a sound or any sudden moves, just in case it was hurting or that in its fear of me it would panic and hurt itself. Not wanting to carry that burden, I moved forward with caution, ever mindful of this tiny animal and its view of me.

I finally was close enough to to peer around the tree just enough to see the pile of branches and leaves that was hidden from my view earlier. I stopped, no sound came to my ears, my heat pumping rapidly, wondering “Did it run, and I not see it?” But, as I peered closely, and let my eyes adjust to the shadows, I saw it. At the same time it saw me, but this time it did not run, it started to shiver and shake. My heart felt sad, for fear is not what I intended. Then I saw in the darkness of the shade a wound on his leg. The back leg had a gash, the poor creature was scared and hurting, and probably too tired to run unless absolutely necessary. Slowly I backed up and found a tree further away to watch over it.

As soon as I stepped back it began to relax, it’s heart rate slowed, and it’s breathing calmed. Then after a few minutes it stretched out it’s leg and began to lick it’s wound. Slowly and carefully at first, and looking warily my way to make sure it was safe. Then as the wound was cleansed, more rapidly and diligently it cleaned itself and thoughts of me seemed to pass from it’s mind. I watched in awe, and feeling sadness and empathy for it’s pain and suffering. Then realizing, that this is the way of things. Pain will come and pass, we all suffer from it in some form or another. Like this little creature, we all need time to regroup, heal, find our strength and remember what we are capable of. Then like a shot of lightening, I realized this little creature was me. In this moment my wounds hurt, and cause me pain. I try to hide from all who would interrupt this process. It is my pain, it is real, no one but me needs to understand my process. It needs to be done, not only to heal, but to also grow and realize that some pain is avoidable and if I am smart enough and diligent enough, I can avoid some, and overcome all!

Hope you are having a wonderful day, sending my love as always, diana

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The Mermaid And The Bachelor!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 15, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

 

Well, Tuesday morning hasĀ  arrived and most of you know how things went on The Bachelor last night. Even if you have not been following, it is showing up on the news and tabloids all over the place. News coverage mostly today, but I saw it in the tabloids last week, that Brad and Emily were having problems. It kind of took the surprise out of who he was going to choose! Tabloids really are annoying. I will say this, I figured he would choose Emily for a long time. Lots of clues, he missed her when they were apart, and he became a real gentleman when she was with him. Just clues from some one who has seen a guy or two in love. Wishing them well, life is hard enough with all of the regular problems we all face, but with all the added stuff they need to overcome, an extra vote of confidence could be really useful.

Well, the mermaid portion of my blog today is the painting I did, actually weeks ago. Finally got it framed last week with the others. Silly me, for got to take a picture of this one. So, today is the unveiling of my mermaid painting! Hope you like it, it is very playful and colorful, she makes me smile! I did also start on my giraffe painting, and got it way done, but am still deciding what else I would like to do to it, I just feel like it needs something. Today will be all about figuring that out.

I have also been working on a dream journal. Not much progress there. Not because I have a lack of dreams, when I wake up, I don’t want to turn the lights on and all that to write it down. I may have to invest in a small recorder and speak into the recorder and write it down when I am awake. It has always been hard for me to wake up and then go right back to sleep. So, at three in the morning or whatever time it is I wake, a choice has to be made and sleep seems to be getting the upper hand! Go figure! I am curious what I can learn from my dreams, hopefully more about me and how my mind works.

The move is still progressing forward, and as time goes on it gets closer and more things to be done. I hope to get a jump start this week, by working on a yard sale. Lots to do, getting signs together, pricing things, digging out things to sell and advertising, blah, blah, blah! Wish me luck! By the way, no big lottery jackpot to claim yet, this week, but who knows maybe tonight is my night. I know I am quite ready! Hoping your week is off to a great start already! Wishing you all the good luck you can handle, and sending my love to you as always, diana

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Don’t Be Nostalgic!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, so unlike the plan I had, of a blissful weekend with my baby girl. It appears that nothing is as it seems to me. She arrived later than planned on Friday and left on Saturday evening. I know the reasons, but my heart hurts and I miss her. I did my cards yesterday, before I even knew she was leaving. The funny thing is it warned about remembering the past, and not to let myself become nostalgic. Today‘s reads like this “Know thyself. Reflection. Contemplation. Introversion and solitude. Take care not to become too detached from the world around you.” Right when I found out she was leaving, I realized I had my work cut out for me. I tried my best to not get lost in remembering her as a baby, and how special things were between us. I just realized things have changed, life is like that and today, I must go paint, it will keep my spirits up, and keep my from wallowing in some, what could I have done different, self deserving, self punishing behavior. None of that is self serving or helpful. So, I hope she is now home safely, missing her more than a little bit.

Still dreaming of Giraffes, and South Africa. The hope for today, is to start working on a painting of one. It will be in my usual style, and I do hope you like it, fun and playful and always full of color! I posted some of the paintings, I did have finished, but were not framed on yesterday’s post. If you haven’t had a chance to see them, look there, I do have to admit, I for got one. I have a painting of a mermaid that I forgot totake a picture of. I will get one soon and add that to the collection.

No big lottery jack pot either this weekend. But, I am convinced it is going to happen soon. I need to research attorneys, and money managers. I think I should just hire Suze Orman, to make sure I use the money in the right ways, for charities, retirement, business and gifts, but all in all, set it up so that I can achieve all of my dreams, and maximize my efforts! She is the girl with the plan for me. so, if you are peeking in here Suze, I will be needing you soon!

Almost time for breakfast, and I could use a nice, warm cup of coffee. Hoping you and your family are having a wonderful weekend. Looks cloudy here today, guess I need to check out the weather too. Sending my love to you and yours, and lots of wonde4rful wishes, as always, diana

PS. Did pretty good not being nostalgic, huh? And so far not being anti-social either!

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