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daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

April 20, 2006

something for your journal


I'd pick more daisies
If I had my life to live over, I'd try to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I know of very few things I would take seriously. I would be crazier. I would be less hygienic. I would take more chances. I would take more trips. I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers and watch more sunsets..... I would eat more ice-cream and less beans. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones. You see, I am one of those people who lives prophylactically and sanely and sensibly, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I have had my moments and if I had it to do over again, I'd have had more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead each day. I have been one of those people who never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had it to do over again, I would go places and do things and travel lighther than I have.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefooted earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would play hooky more. I wouldn't make such good grades except by accident. I would ride on more merry-go-rounds. I'd pick more daisies.
* Nadin Stair 87 Louisville KY *
take this, if you will and print it out and paste it into your discovery journal. And if you haven't got a discovery journal? Oh! you simply must get one ~

the journal of ms*robyn

8 Comments:

Blogger berriehead said...

Ms Nadiene said it! such truth in what she wrote...love that and am going to print it out because so many of us I bet can relate to it! remember to be silly more ;o)

11:49 am  
Blogger Nicole said...

That was so beautiful... I think I might go make my own list for my authentic self journal. Thank you for the inspiration Ms*Robyn. hugs xox

4:09 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

That is the best!! It just makes me smile.

Hugs,
Connie

7:45 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

The older we get, the more things we would put on our lists..
Thought provoking post, Robyn.
Thanks.

10:50 pm  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

What a lovely piece of writing!

11:37 pm  
Blogger Rosa said...

Ms. Robyn: You sure are a wise one! I love this idea! I think I'll start one today. I have just the book that a friend made me when I moved away from home. Thanks for the wonderful idea!! And, yes, it will start with this quote!

2:41 am  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

perfect little image to go with this very wise poem!

4:36 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

I'm afraid I would be pretty much the same. I love the comfort and security of the hot water bottle (in my case the rice filled sock with a knot tied in it) in my suitcase and dental floss and a few of my favorite brand of teabags. You've found some pleasant thoughts to ponder though!

6:17 am  

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