Friday, October 7, 2011



Just this morning,
led me into
the rose garden that is
outside this world
nor within it.

- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

Not true - the above, but hey, I can hope for it. The old praise poems sung to kings, lauding their merits, were meant as encouragement of what could be, not necessarily what was.

The sun is up, I have tea, I am preparing for this weekend away with pigs. I have the excitement of adventure on me right now, and that is mighty nice to feel.

First on the agenda today: I need to get my license renewed. The thing is, 6 years ago, I was blissfully happy, and it shows in my license photo. I have aged and changed so much in these last two years, I am afraid of what the new photo will show. I don't want photographic evidence of pain looking at me every time I open my wallet. I am sitting here with my "hydrating facial mask" on, hoping it eases some lines and hides them from the camera. Vanity. And comedy. No hydrating mask is going to erase all the evidence of this.

In other news, I don't seem to be able to comment on any blogs lately. Not sure why. I can't even comment as Anon. So in case you're reading this, and I'm reading you - hi.



  1. I have to admit that I laughed a little about the "hydrating facial mask" as a preliminary to getting your license renewed. When I arrived home from Arizona in the spring, my youngest brother commented that it seemed as though being in the desert might have aged me a little and given me a few wrinkles. I smiled and replied, "No, I think it is being 55 that is giving me a few wrinkles.". (-:

    Have a good weekend adventure. I am In Ontario now. The adventure begins here too.

  2. If your photo doesn't turn out for your drivers license, it could be the last few years, sure. But it could also be that the picture taker was trained here at the Ohio DMV---believe me, I check people's drivers licenses all the time at work--we all look awful--I'm talking no need for Halloween costumes. So, you may see a difference in your photos, but if you come to OH, you'd fit right in. :) I hope your adventure is just as you wish this weekend.

  3. I think I may need to try the hydrating facial mask if it works for you.
    ...and hi !