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Saturday, October 3, 2009

THE WIND IN MY FACE

I have always thought the wind was not my friend.   I am generally a fair weather girl.  Love the sunshine,  the beach,  sunny patio's with little bistro tables and leaving my jacket at home because it's too nice to need one.          But of late.......    I have gained a new perspective about the wind.      I now see it as the messenger of change.         It's like a gentle signal that brushes your cheek and let's you know that change is in the air.      It not only blows clouds in but more importantly it blows clouds away.  
Isn't the sun always the brightest after the rain or at least there is an amazing calm for just a moment as the world regains its pace.
  
My friend sent me a photo of a sunflower that was a late bloom in her garden.  Like someone just dropped in and stood there smiling.    In the background of the photo, the sky looked grey and gloomy off in the distance and I thought - "isn't life like that sometimes.    A sunny moment that can be stolen away by grey clouds that are waiting to descend.     It's the wind that helps keep things moving.    The thing that keeps those grey clouds from hanging around forever.    

We had been considering how our summer is coming to and end.   Putting away the patio furniture is always a signal that summer is to be at rest.     Today I looked out the window to see the leaves moving in the trees,  changing colors,  the wind suggesting that a change is on the way.  I dug out my cozy grey cashmere sweater that was a deal from one of my favorite "new to you" shoppes -  and my leather gloves.    I decided to get out of my apartment and go for a walk.     I still needed sunglasses which was encouraging but now I also needed my coat.      It turned out to be one of those personal  saturday afternoons,  where really I had no plans and  no-where I absolutely had to be.  I call them "Julie Days".
   I  made a conscious effort to cross and "walk on the sunny side of the street" .   (That's in a song these days, I know I heard it -  and I figure it's good advice too).      I took an environmental bag  for my shopping so I wouldn't have to bring anymore plastic bags home.  They   live under my sink and although I haven't thought much about it before - I realize I hate them there.     
We'll talk about that another time.......
Back to the wind.    What it has done is change my attitude.    Now I like it as long as I am warm.   When the wind is out there upsetting things - there are also good things going on that we could miss.    While the wind was gently doing its thing,  I met some nice people along the way -  even  caught a few smiles.    One of the fella's in the line-up at the produce store  told me he had long-johns on yesterday which made me laugh,  mostly  -  because I wondered why he thought I needed to know that - but I guess it's nice that he felt comfortable enough to say so.  Aren't stranger conversations interesting.   I love them.     There was a great purse that caught my eye in a shoppe window too which I never would have met if I hadn't headed out in the wind today either.  Decided NOT to get a chocolate covered caramel at Purdy's fine chocolates - but  totally could have.     I made my way back home with some goodies for my fridge, feeling refreshed and anticipating great change coming my way.         

So I guess it's about perspective again today.     Some days I see the world one way and then something happens in me and it looks totally different.      Change could mean adventure and adventures are usually fun.  So bring on the wind I say.     I've got a sweater and some gloves so I'm ready.      
That's it.          That's today.






         




17 comments:

claudie said...

I'm so damn happy your here, in blog land. You will be a hit, I know it. Get some of those pictures in with your thoughts. My friends like pictures lol
Welcome to the world, where your opinion matters.
May your adventure be nothing but wonderful, inspirational, joyful and, most of all tonnes of COMMENTS..lol
Love you Dear Friend of mine.
I'm going to subscribe by email. Never did that before?
Love Claudie
oxoxoxo
P.S. I'm glad you like the wind now. It does bring in change.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Julie... welcome to the Land of Blog! I'm a friend of Claudie's and feel like I know you from her blog. I hope you will enjoy this adventure and would welcome you to visit my blog. I love company!

Wishing you all the best...

XO,

Sheila :-)

claudie said...

The Quintessential Magpie, Sheila is one friend that you will hopefully meet in March. She's the friend that lives in St. Augustine.
Oh this is going to be sooooooooo much fun.
Love Claudie
xoxoxox

claudie said...

Julie you are my FEATURED SITE this week... Come over and see your beautiful smile.
Love Me
xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Man posting a comment is confusing I lost the first one. I just wanted to say how beautiful your blog is, just like you! I love the picture at the top. And I never knew what a good writer you were, but really should we expect less from you?? You are so creative and excel at everything you do! I wish you all the best with this new found hobby, and look forward to seeing where these winds of change take you. Hopefully only to good places, you deserve them. Love and hugs Sherri : )

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Looks to me that you have all the makings of a wonderful blog. Talent but most of all passion for life.

I am a friend of Claudie's (we are actually sisters from differnt mothers) :) We have daughters the same name, only spelled differently and Bisions (mine is passed) but too many things the "same" to not mention.

Best of luck with your new blog... be vairry vairrry careful (as Porkie pig or bugs bunny would say) Blogging can be addicting.

Stop by any time love new visitors!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Teresa said...

Hi Julie,
Another sister from another mother here! I enjoyed your trip to New York with Claudie, loved the photos. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos and getting to know you better. Hope to meet you in Georgia, come March! You are quite the writer. My talent isn't writing, mine is all in my hands.

Welcome to blogland. You're about to find that you have a whole new family here. Big warm welcome from down south, y'all.

Teresa

Shelia said...

Hi Julie and welcome to the Land of Blog! Now I must tell you, I'm Shelia from Note Songs. I am the Queen of the Bathroom Divas and you must come by to see me. I have Claudie's Bathroom snap up today and she's just informed me you're the mystery Diva with her.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you more.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)
http://notesongs.blogspot.com

Emma said...

Change is good, the wind is nice I liked your outlook!

Beverly said...

Great post! Good luck on your new venture.

Claudie sent me over to visit. And, since Claudie loves you, I know we will all love you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Blog. You are amazing. I love the wind in my face. Hope to see more. Happy Adventures.

claudie said...

No that is not weird in the least. I think we might be able to accommodate that... the cottage up the lane might be for sale soon. I know a hot guy that loves to cook, and the bathing suit thing... not a problem around here lol
You might have to hold down that Jackie O hat with all the wind we get, but it's good wind as you know.
Move here OK?
I'm waiting for your next post.
BTW when you enter your URL make sure it's "clickable". When I click on your URL on my blog, it goes nowhere.
Love Ya
Claudie
oxoxo

Julie said...

Thank you to everyone! I've spent the evening trying to find you all and some I was able to comment and others ?? not sure why. Learning curve of course.... I consider myself more creative than brilliant truthfully.

Anonymous said...

Jules,
This is going to be a great avenue for you. You are truly talented. That montage photo of you is just beautiful! You are very strong and courageous - probably more so than you realize. I admire you,

xo -TY

~Deborah~ said...

Hi Julie! I just saw on Claudie's FB that you've joined Blogland! Good for you and it looks like you're off to a great start. Claudie is one of my BFF's...love that crazy lady! I've seen lot's of pics of you..OH!...one in the tub. I'm locking my door!!!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great blog...so glad to find it...Just have an hour or so to blog hop tonight....I enjoyed my visit to your blog...Hope you will visit my Christmas blog...http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com
A great giveaway is on for the entire month of OCT...and all it takes is a comment...

jeanne said...

Hello Julie, it is a pleasure to see you starting a blog. I was so happy when I started mine and realized it was a place where I could share my family, my loves, and my thoughts. Oh yeah, and my photos. Your text kept me reading on for more of your lovely words about the winds of change etc. Loved it.

I loved meeting you with Claudie. She is a favorite of mine. I am sure I don't have to say why. You know her better than I know her. And to know her is to love her!!! It is wonderful to get to know you too. Best wishes on your new blog venture.

Hygs xoxo, Jeanne