Holding on to the handrail!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
I'll start by saying I have been soul searching a lot this week. Trying to figure out the broken bits that keep me from being successful. Last night we went out for a great meal of the best Kansas City BBQ (BB"S Lawnside BBQ) and listened to a great Kansas City blues band (Trampled Under Foot) and had a great time in general. I never expected to have a philosophical moment in the line at the Ladies room!
The Ladies room is a 1 holer!! So...there is always a line. Last night there were 5 of us. One lady had been partying and was feeling very fine! She was going on about how beautiful we all were and how much more beautiful we would be with her red lipstick on. "All women are beautiful in red lipstick!" She really was beautiful in hers. She told us all that we can only live life once and that too many women go through life holding on to the handrail!! Let go!! By the end we were all waving our arms in the air like we were on a roller coaster and letting go of that handrail!!
I keep thinking about that moment. I definitely hold on to the handrail! I hold on to the fat, I hold on to the anxiety, I hold on to the fear.
I'm letting go of the handrail. I'm living my life. I have a stranger in the ladies room line to thank for opening my eyes and teaching me to let go and wear some red lipstick once in awhile!!