Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The and some of blogging

Besides travelling to Sweden, with which I will bore you more later, I also took the train and went to Århus during my walkabout. I won't tell you about the itinerary that that required neither since the person I visited is much more interesting. When I started blogging, I had read blogs for some time alraedy and each time the writers wrote about their friends. My reaction was: HA, you want me to believe that. (the cynical me)

But I started anyway and after some time this whirlwind started visiting. (Although the truth has to be told I found her post on Sletterhage fyr and made a comment.) Now almost three years later we are still writing each other each day. Some days just some scribbles. Other days the mails consist out of smileys and we acting more like teenage girls than back in the days when we were  teenage girls. In a number of mails we gave each other a written handkerchief to dry our tears or make each other dance in front of the computer on the latest music of our heart. And than there were these discussions in which she did her best to pursuade me to blog about that particular subject. You want to meet this gemstone?

(Two giggling girls trying to stand in front of a camera with a life of its own.)

So my dear Zuzana this post is for you and to make the surprise even bigger I added one of the pieces you wanted to see on my blog called: The three things I truly own. 

The first one is my soul, the energy that makes me who I am, the energy that communicates with my environment, the energy that gives me the possibility of sharing my love with the world. 

The second one, which is also my very own, is my body. My body, the house of my soul, the storage place of my memories, the workshop of my talents, the only piece of my ownership that is palable. My body is the first merit I am judged upon by others since that is the first they lay their eyes on. 

The third piece I own is time. This commodity is one everybody has but no one knows how much time they have on this planet. Each minute can be our last one and still we feel immortal. How we spend our time is very important. Not to reach the highest economical goal but to reach the most forfillment for ones soul. 

It is of little importance what other people think of the way you or I live but how we think and feel about it is. Nevertheless we are very influenced by our environment since we have the need to fit in. This need is in us since we cannot survive alone. Each person we meet can be a learning tool. He or she is making choices and the way we view them defines us. 

Our inability to survive on our own and the need to define ourselves makes that we want to belong to a group of people with similar traits. If we don't find such a group we feel vulnerable. Does this mean that if you find a group your worries are over? No, groups and agendas change constantly and we always have to make constant adjustments to keep on fitting in. These alterations may cause a problem since the agenda of the group may not be your personal agenda.

Knowing what you want and need but most of all give the world is uniquely yours to give, that is what is most important. But how much are we willing to sacrifice everyday to do just that?

Dear Zuzana, I know you are sitting behind your computer at the office and this surprise is my gift to you since you are just Sweety.

I wish everybody a day filled with friends who encourage you to step out and be yourself.



Zuzana said...

Oh my goodness, this is truly a BIG surprise - and yes indeed, I got to read this at work!:))) what a wonderfully touching post, filled with some much poignancy. You know that your sentiments reflect so much my own and I so believe that we met for a reason, as ever since I met you, I have truly started to live.
You are such a sensitive soul, filled with so much empathy and insight. I am so glad that the lighthouse connected us.
Have a wonderful day my dear big sis.;)

Susan Deborah said...

Ah, Zuzana. I first saw the picture in my dashboard and I was piqued. In spite of work, I had to read this pone about a friend, who has influenced me in many ways. But Elizabeth, you are lucky to meet her in flesh and blood while I don't have that privelege yet. I hope to meet her and you some day (I hope soon).

And, I also liked what you have said about you.

Hugs and kisses to both the wonderful ladies.

Joy always,

aracne said...

What a beautiful post, so full of wisdom and gentle words. I love when you say to own 3 things: soul, body and time. I never really thought about this but now I realize that these are indeed precious gifts that I also have.
I am truly grateful when I find a blogger that speaks to my heart and moves me as you have done.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Reading about your thoughts and feelings about life makes me happy, dear Elizabeth. Yes, friendship is indeed a very special gift - which makes us share ourselves.

lheurebleue said...

mooi dat je jouw zielsmaatje ook in het echt ontmoet hebt.
en tijd, ja tijd - ik heb helaas niet het gevoel dat dat een van de dingen is die ik echt bezit. het is meer iets dat ik deel met anderen waarbij het lijkt dat zij er meer zeggingschap over hebben dan ik.

karen said...

Elizabeth...you are a lucky lady to have made such a wonderful connection.