Joie

It’s been a rough week, dearest readers, for reasons I have chosen not to blog about (heartbreaking events that happened close to home, not affecting me directly, but close enough to be keenly felt).

So instead of writing about that (well..I might write about it, but won’t post it yet, if at all), I’ll wrap up a most delightfully wonderful weekend with three short, positive thoughts…two of which I’ve borrowed from greater minds than my own.

The first is my own. Reflecting on a relaxed weekend spent with The Boyf at his house, I realize again how good life is. I have a long way to go yet in certain areas (the job front, for example… Geldjie?) but I have it pretty easy. I fully admit that I get moody and complain a lot, mostly due to my current unemployment. But apart from that, I’m one lucky lady. Family. Friends. And The Boyf (who has been a lifeline, the voice of reason, a shoulder for many tears, a sounding board, an encourager of note and supplier of endless love and patience). I’m surrounded by love, luck and general happiness. And it’s good to take a minute and remember that.

Secondly, this quote has been following me around all week. I feel it’s my turn to spread it around:

‎”Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu

And lastly, something from my favourite poet.

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
- the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for each other; then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

Joie.

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