Happy Halloween…A Treat for You.

 

Happy Halloween! May your pumpkins be carved to perfection, your costumes clever, your night spooky and your treat bags overflowing.  In honor of All Hallows Eve, I decided to track down some of  the scariest videos I could find for your viewing terror.  My gift to you, watch at your own peril.  Every time I view these clips, I die a little, my faith in humanity suffers, and an angel loses its wings…You’re welcome!

 

 OK, I hope these little nuggets of horror, terrified you as much as they did me.  I’m off to hide under the bed. Things are eerily off today.. Paranoia runs amok. I’m convinced my cat is possessed by the devil, that the Kardashian are slowly taking over the world and our house is on top of some ancient burial ground where the spirits are royally ticked.

 

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London Calling

The thing is, nothing really can phase or touch you when you are in love…and make no mistake, I am head over heels, crazy, twerking in the street Miley style, Tom Cruise chair jumping, Taylor Swift can’t touch this.. IN LOVE!!

And whom, may you ask is worthy of my undying love and affection?

Why, London of course.

I’ve had the privilege of visiting the land of hope and glory four times now, and I am beyond ready to go back. England is such a beautiful, mystical, country. I feel such an affinity for it, perhaps, because my ancestors hail from there, or maybe, it’s just the people and the lush, green landscapes that beckon me. Whatever it is.I’m hooked.

OK, so why do I love London so much?

Let’s see there’s the sheer volume of things to do, the museums, the markets, the fashion, the music and oh, yesssssss, rich history and beautiful architecture. London is a city of culture. You can fill your days with history, adventure, and art. It’s a city so diverse and so big; there’s never a shortage of things going on. The city is alive with a palpable energy that gets under your skin and lingers in your memories long after you have gone.

And then there’s the tea, the lovely accents, the use of the words, “love” and darling “the tube announcer, minding the gap, walking over the Thames at night, the glorious parks, Indian food, THE CHOCOLATE…

London is a city of artists, of rebels, of hedonists, of intellectuals, of eccentrics, of heroes and a city full of surprises, magic and endless possibilities. At least it is to me.

“Go where we may, rest where we will,
Eternal London haunts us still.”
― Thomas Moore

“You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.”

 Change is an organic thing that that happens every minute, everyday, and everywhere. We as people are not meant to stay static.  We may grow up but we should never stop maturing and expanding our hearts and minds.   We shouldn’t be held captive by the past or how people perceive us. We create and radiate our own unique way of being.

In some ways we are always changing but yet staying the same.  When I look back at the me from yesteryear, I still see the same quirky, awkward, random, sentimental girl.  I also see a woman who has a wealth of experience, who has endured illness, heartache and loss, but also experienced wonderful life altering adventures. My journey has taken me out of my comfort zone and into a world of growth and enlightenment. It doesn’t hurt that I have been blessed with the love and unwavering support of family and friends. These people teach me so much every day.

I still process information the same way, but experience has altered the way I interpret that information.  Every day, reveals a new layer of character, the years are teaching me and molding me into a better version of myself.  I embrace getting older and look forward to one day being a, “wise old soul”. Emerson said “As we grow old the beauty steals inward” What a beautiful sentiment.

 A work in process is what I will always be.. I’m still evolving. I hope that never changes, even as I change..  However, I know what I stand for and who I am.  Uncertainty has no place in my inner world.  It’s a gift where decisions become easier, temptations become less, and confidence grows stronger.  

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“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay