Archive for November, 2010

Fresh Starts

I have been thinking about reinventions lately. I had this Depeche Mode song stuck in my head and was thinking how great it is to have a fresh, clean start.

A friend & fellow blogger told me a little awhile ago that it was great how grounded I was, and how authentic I seemed to be.

That kind of made me laugh, truth be told.

In some ways, I have constantly reinvented myself over the years. But yet on the other hand, I know who I am, no doubt about it. And you know what? I like who I am. I think I am cool. Ha!

What a wonderful thing to say to yourself: hey buddy – you’re really cool and I dig you. 

Yeah, that’s an awesome feeling.

I think we should all be blessed with the feeling of how awesome we all are. You, me, and the signpost. We are all cool. Can you dig it?

It’s great to be cool, even when you KNOW you’re doing/being goofy. Laughing at yourself is the best medicine.

That sense of coolness and awesomeness is the part inside all of us that is still just a big kid at heart. I play. You play. We all play. That’s what makes life fun! And gee life can be just like a barrel of monkeys. I used to love those when I was a kid.

How appropriate since my Chinese zodiac sign is The Monkey. 😀

So hey – how about we all monkey around for a moment, today?
See ya in the sandbox.

Anima Blue 🙂


A Funny Whack From An Umbrella

Sometimes we need a good whack from a stranger’s umbrella to remind us how great it is to laugh.

As I was riding the metro today, running here & there & everywhere to get things done as usual, I remembered a funny moment I had in the metro a little while ago and it made me smile.

I was riding the metro one day, minding my business as usual. The metro car was packed with bodies and everyone looked harried, tired and in a hurry to get to wherever they were headed.

And there was a woman who sat down next to me with a bright, sturdy, purple umbrella, made with canvas and bamboo. It actually looked exactly like an umbrella my sister had for years, which made me notice it to begin with.

Suddenly the umbrella slipped from the woman’s hands and whacked me on the leg. Just a tap, no pain at all. And the woman’s face looked horrified that her umbrella had hit me.

Just spontaneously I cracked up and laughed out loud. I don’t know why I thought I thought it was so funny, but it was just kind of a silly image of an umbrella making a getaway that stuck in my head.

And the woman looked like she thought (and expected) that I would be upset, like fellow commuters do, when you accidentally jostle a stranger on the metro, on a commute. And she was so surprised by my laugh that she cracked up too.  🙂

So I shared a laugh with a totally random, umbrella-carrying stranger, on a long metro ride, and you know what – it felt good.

Why do people get upset over the small things in life anyway?

Finding the humour in any given situation is like finding a secret stash of treasure.

Works for me.

Oh and I love the Rihanna song too.

Anima Blue 😀

Video Montage: The Flow
Following the flow of the universe, with a photo montage I created. The song is "Twisted Hair" by Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble, featuring the sublime operatic voice of Sioux singer Bonnie Jo Hunt, who sings over the sound of crickets.
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