Oh, I have my days. Days I don’t want to smile or get out of bed, put away dishes and hardly want to make the effort of getting food for sustenance. We all do, short sighted days where our lives consist of a small box and we’re sitting in a small corner kicking our heels…… Continue reading Living in a state of gratitude
My attitudes about makeup keep changing. First it was all about passing. Next it was about work and special events. Then I was mostly forgoing it because I was retired. On to a new phase. These days I regularly sport lipstick when I go out unless I’m just grabbing the mail. I have a few…… Continue reading Makeup revisited
Ten years ago if you told me I’d believe in a cause and be wearing rubber from my sneakers going door to door promoting it I would have said you were crazy. It wasn’t so much that I believed in nothing, it was more a lack of energy combined with a feeling of what can…… Continue reading Working for a Cause
It was the early 90s. I was in my 30s and I’d go to Temple events. After I would sometimes want to help out so I’d go ask someone what I should do. They always looked a bit annoyed but sometimes made a suggestion. Even a polite one. There are layers to being helpful. Asking…… Continue reading Being Helpful
I think I underestimate how corrosive even a single source of stress can be. I know I underestimated how positive finding an activity would be. My stressors were reduced by one – my disability was approved. This was a huge relief, and I finally let out the breath I had been holding in for months.…… Continue reading Happier days
Clothing, the constabulary is likely to stop you on the street if you aren’t wearing any. Underwear, clothing, layering, outerwear in cold and chilly weather, just underwear and thin clothing in hot. Clothing is an expression of personality, highly individualized, at least for women. For men there are rows of button down shirts and maybe…… Continue reading What to wear
(from my posting in Quora) No, I don’t Hate is like an acid that eats away all that is beautiful in your life leaving the ashes of once verdant meadows and fresh running streams. Hate dims the smiles from your friends and loved ones. Hate turns the loveliest food to dust in your mouth and…… Continue reading Do I have Hate in my Heart?