I LOVE this unusual and interesting antique vase that made it's way to our gallery. It inspired me to write this blog.
Aren't you almost ALWAYS pulled toward unusual things of beauty? I am.
It's pretty much the same way with me concerning people. We all love pretty things. But I have to admit...most of my friends that I find the MOST intriguing aren't the raving beauties. They are the ones who have a few bumps and blemishes that character has carved into their faces and psyches.
Maybe it's because they spend more time on the INSIDE lessons of their character rather than the OUTSIDE wrappings to please the masses.
I remember a VERY vivid dream I had of Josh shortly after he passed and it has stayed with me with as much impact as it made that very night. We were flying, we are almost always flying...it seems we soar around from place to place usually somewhere exotic and we are discussing the sights we've seen. In this particular dream we were flying over a busy colorful city but it was wayyyy down below us. It could very well have been NYC as that was Josh's and my last mother/son trip together. He LOVED that city...he told me that as soon as he got his film school education he was MOVING there..no questions asked! I told him fine...I loved the city too...and would move there in an instant...he looked at me and winked..."well, sure, mom...but you are first going to have to convince dad...which by the way will NEVER happen...and second...if you do manage to...you have to give me a 45 minute buffer zone...so you can't just happen to be in the neighborhood and drop in unannounced!" Okay...okay I've got it...you are growing up and are cutting your dear ole mummer's apron strings.
But I digress..in this dream we were having a very serious conversation and Josh was telling me that he liked it SO much better where he was now. He told me..."mom..it's just SO much better here...people can't fool you like they did on earth. You know...someone who is SO good looking...but has a heart that is black as coal...they use those good looks sometimes to trip you up....in my new world..you see people from the INSIDE..out...and you are judged NOT by your looks...but by your good deeds to others...yes..it's just a better place here mom...you'll see...you'll see for yourself some day." I just laughed and smiled and told him I knew he was right...I knew he was pretty much always right about such mysterious and deep thinking...he always was an original.
Now...I DO know there are cases right here on planet earth...where someone is drop DEAD beautiful and VERY awesomely interesting on the inside too..Angelina Joile comes to mind immediately...or even that hottie potatie she is married to...Brad Pitt. But they are pretty unusual...that fit both categories.
I have to say most of the absolutely GORGEOUS people I know are actually...sorry..bout this but true fact..a little boring. Maybe it's because they have never had to develop a whole depth of character because they have always been propped up by their looks. Again...George Clooney comes to mind...the fact that he won the Grammy..for his latest movie The Descendents...was disdainful to me...talk about a snooze fest of a movie...out-righteous gasp! I must be a harsh critic...but PLEASEEEE George give us something meaty...we can only take so much of your gorgeous~ness...then it just doesn't cut it anymore!
Sooooo at LONG last...here's the point to this blog. If you don't feel that you are the shining star in the room...give em what you've GOT! Give em your brain power
give em' your human kindness and your pazazie personality...give em YOU! Take the path least traveled...it's always the more interesting path...and the people you find upon it...are well...pretty well worth meeting!
"You have to leave the city of your comfort...and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself!"
Glad to know ya...... self!
Sometimes I actually can be pretty darn interesting..right Josh?