Thursday, April 12, 2007

Random Smiles

While riding the subway today, I made a point of making eye contact with people and smiling. I was amazed to see how people responded. Everyone smiled back. And as our eyes locked in that brief moment, there was this unspoken joy, this appreciation for being seen. We don't often stop and really see people do we? I wish we all did that more. I think it would make the world a better place.

tall penguin

Freedom...

Haven't written much lately. Life has been interesting. Josh and I are parting ways. It's been painful yet freeing.

It's funny but for the past 10 days since the decision was made I haven't spent much time on the ex-jw forum. Nor have I felt the need to talk about "my story". No one I work with even knows I'm going through this major change. And it feels good. I feel freed from my story in many ways. Granted, there are moments of self-pity and moments of grief and anger and disappointment. And that's okay. I'm riding the emotions and not becoming attached to them. Just allowing them to float through me. If I want to cry, I cry. If I want to rant, I rant. I know that none of these emotions is me, like none of my thoughts are me.

At this point, I have no idea what's going to happen next in my life. I have no expectations, no plans, no preconceived ideas of what my future is "supposed" to look like. I just know that I'm here, right now, breathing and being. It's all I know for sure. And it is enough.

tall penguin

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Caveman's Crib

Okay, this is one of the best marketing tools I've seen in a while. Apparently it's a site for Geico but other than a few carefully placed allusions to their services, you'd never know. It's fun and interactive as you check out the Caveman's Crib. You can even change the tunes on his Ipod and flip through his magazines.

Be sure to check him out in the shower. And there's some great recipes in the kitchen. A truly innovative and fun site.

tall penguin