Saturday, October 08, 2011
Obviously I chose and was drawn to a lot of images of autumn... fall leaves, colors, and the abundance of brilliance we see this time of year.
I love trees...all trees....they are magical, majestic, living, feeling beings to me. They offer shelter, shade, sympathy, solitude, and strength.
All the fallen leaves here I think represent all the things I am trying to "shed" from my life to simplify it...to lighten my load in life....whether it be actual tangible things or excess weight or negative thought patterns, clutter, etc.
The tiny Beanie baby teddy bear just makes me smile...it reminds me of the polka dot elephant on the Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer which I adore. It reminds me to be as a child always.
The scene from the Great Pumpkin I chose because it reminds me to "keep the faith" no matter what...when all around me are doubtful and say negative things...to keep believing in myself.
The images of the 3 women within the circle of hearts represents all my selves...my past...present and future and reminds me I need to LOVE each of them. I am still trying to discover WHO I am NOW....and that actually means I have to delve into my past and present and even future a bit. I may not always like what I see...but I have to deal with it all with love to myself..always difficult for me to do.
The Neon sad smiley face I am not sure about. I think it represents a bit of melancholy...knowing I am leaving portions of my prior selves behind to move forward into a new chapter of my life. It is exciting yet a bit bittersweet and scary, especially as I face some unexpected health challenges...another reason I truly need to slim down and simplify all aspects of myself and life.
So as usual....this month's board has given me a lot to think about. I guess since I am basically IN the Autumn of my life...that is probably appropriate.