Sunday, May 15, 2016

what a difference a day makes

For after all, the best thing
one can do when it is raining
is let it rain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
After i wrote my post yesterday,
I did a bit of yoga.
Then I enjoyed some coffee.
Then I wrote some more
and puttered around the house,
tending to things
that get neglected during the week.
I thought back at what i wrote yesterday
and felt a familiar guilt
about being so judgemental
of others who are on a 
different life path than I am.
Much of what i write here
is often written for ME.
My words may give you a boost
at the same time
but in all honesty,
they are meant for me first.
I write what i need to hear at the time.
If I am feeling frustrated
or angry or confused,
i write about it.
It helps me sort things out
in my own head
and sets me back
on the right path.
On my path.
So after writing that yesterday,
I made it a point
to find time during the weekend
to go for a walk
or do some yoga
or paint -
so that I would come back
to what matters to ME
and not focus so much
on what others are doing
or not doing
with their lives.
And lo and behold,
it rained,
so it was a near perfect day.
(I don't know an artist
who doesn't love a rainy day)
I even found some time
to go to the bookstore
and enjoyed a peach green tea lemonade
as i plunged into the
graphic novels & art section.
I came home feeling inspired
and relaxed
and peaceful
and much less judgemental
than I felt on Friday night.
I am trying to let go of things
that make me angry,
because in the end,
they matter very little
and they often get in the way
of finding my own peace of mind.
I still let things (or people)
make me more angry than i should,
but i'm getting better
at letting go now
a little sooner each time.
Eventually, I'll be flying
above everything.
Thank you all
for being here.


  1. Everything you write is so important... you have no idea those you may affect! Imagine if one person reflects on who they are because of you! What if they find their creative genius that has been lost or never requisitioned....imagine that! I feel your anger is your power...especially with your art and words! It fuels you, it opens perspectives, it changes the world! Embrace friends with it, be kind to that anger. Drop the guilt...I KNOW you're a good person! You just found yourself sooner than those on the treadmill chasing "they have no idea what"!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. The only thing that really matters is that you have inner peace

  3. understanding you so well ....

    1. only I can't put it in words so beautifully ... :-)

  4. I love that by being late I get a double dose!!! you have a fab way with words and express yourself with such clarity... wish I could do that... and again please accept my apologies for being late for PPF visits

  5. Hey Pauline! First of all I want to thank you for visiting my blog. I just had to hop on over to yours and take a quick peek. This is such a meaningful post. I love the way your words spill out and I think that is a very good thing. I'm in envy how you can put your feelings into words. That is a truly beautiful characteristic that you have. I just had to join in and follow your blog.
    Michelle ♥