- Asymmetry that is just a little bit off symmetry
- Really good food
- The smell of rain
- Parallel lines
- Coincidental encounters
- Attention to detail
Teaspoon etiquette is essential.
One of the nicest compliments I have ever received, a few years ago: “You always smell lovely - like tea!”
I have had to change my perceptions of myself quite a lot over the past few years. A while ago I was very deeply depressed and I was living in an unpleasantly warped reality for much too long. It was reality, but it was tainted by what was going on inside myself, and it was not really living.
I have had to change from thinking of myself as constantly stable – constantly the rock that holds things in place – to accepting that sometimes I am a tree torn up by the roots in a storm; to accepting that things are not always fixable with a brave face and pushing the dread into dark corners, and that sometimes things need to be allowed to come tumbling down so that they can be built up again, stronger through learning the faults of life.
I have had to change from believing myself to be solid, to believing myself to be broken, to realising that bits of you break off because they need to be gone, and that sometimes the small broken off bits do not make a broken whole. I am not broken, for I am healing, and that is powerful. To know that you can heal from a disease that pollutes your soul and pollutes your thoughts and pollutes your being is powerful. I am powerful.
I am not solid. I am soft and I am fluid and I am changing and I am healing. I am not solid; I am powerful.