Thursday, December 9, 2010

Reverb10 Dec. 9

Prompt: Beautifully different. Think about what makes you different and
what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you
different - you'll find they're what make you beautiful.

I know one thing makes me different, and it isn't what lights people up.  I'm different than most in that I cannot tolerate electronic noise well. It doesn't match up with my personal energy and it makes me uneasy, grumpy, and sad. So I have no radio, no TV service, and only turn on the computer sound when there is a specific thing I wish to hear.  This doesn't mean that I don't like music!  I do.  I love music - all kinds of music.  But to be good for me it must be carefully chosen, played with intent, thoughtfully, joyfully experienced, then turned off.

I do not see myself as beautiful. I'm a rather ordinary human with a life time of experiences unique to me. The only ones who see me as lovely are friends who know me well enough to hold my gaze, and there are not so many of those.  My daughter says I am intimidating.  That's bullshit.  I'm just me.  I'm tiny.  I'm incredibly strong. I carry a lot of light. As my beloved Grandma said "you always were a witchy child".  

I'm not any different than you.  If you lived in the place that I live, and had the blessed chance to be out in nature, loving and caring for the plants and animals, experiencing and communing with the Godhead in all of the birth/life/death cycle I'm willing to bet after a period of time you would be very much like me.

This isn't making much sense, is it?  Oh well - I don't hang out with the humans much so it is perfectly understandable that I cannot discern what makes me different and why in the world that would make me beautiful.


  1. I just tried to leave a comment but it didn't work. I think what I was saying is that you enrich me and others by sharing your perspectives, and I think you're beautiful. Only I said it better before. Love you!

  2. have you been here long? i have looked for a blog on your twitter page many times. if i've somehow missed it, i am so, so sorry. i hope you didn't think i'm neglecting you.

    you do carry a lot of light - that's obvious to me even across the ethers. and what a compliment: "a witchy child." smart woman, your grandmother. i'll bet she was proud when she said that.

    as for the sensitivity to electrical devices, my daughter is like that and me, too, to a lesser degree. i keep quartz laying around - a bowl full near my computer in my studio and a big beautiful chunk in the gathering room near the television and components.

    as for reverb10, do with it as and what you will. i'm glad to see you anywhere any time.

  3. Thank you Jeanne. I have had the blog a long time but rarely post anything. Then I do. Then I erase it all :)Yes on the Quartz - I'm never really away from it. I have it in my pockets always, near my bed, in all my windows. It was not purposefully put there - it sort of said where it should be. Odd. Now that I think of it I have never purchased any quartz! These are all gifts :) How lovely! Also - put some Celestite in your office by where you do most of the computer work. The clarity is so refreshing. Grandmother was the only one I dared to tell that I could hear odd things and that animals told me stories. She didn't laugh - just said it should be ours alone. Lordy I miss her so.

  4. oh you are so beauttiful, your words, kindness, the way you connect people to each other, your bright playful eyes! i wish someone would have called me a witchy child, that is powerful.

  5. Thank you :) How nice of you to read and comment. I truly appreciate your words.