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“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.” ― Coco Chanel
I’ve watched the life story of CoCo Chanel and I find her story remarkable. She swam against the current of adversity in a man’s world. When you have a chance, I highly recommend the film.
Thank you, Deo for the quote. Visit Deo’s site for more.
Good things do come to an end. When the journey is over, we all have good intentions to keep in touch. Parting words such as:
Come and visit me in the island
Let’s e-mail one another
Here’s my phone number and let’s chin wag
The common response is “Sure, Lets”.
Listening to all these parting words, maybe just maybe, I could be wrong. Having been a pilgrim, experience dictates it’s not going to happen. So I thought, give chance a chance.I did keep in touch via e-mail, group e-mail. I sent out birthday wishes, prayer cards, and Advent reflection. All good in the beginning and bit by bit, silence. There is still hope for there was still one person who wants to remain. I was asked if I’m still in touch with the group. No, my response, you are the last person standing.Keeping a real friendship when one is a pilgrim, one has to be aware what the real motive is behind. We may be brothers and sisters in Christ, there’s always an ulterior motive. My motive is clear that I remain faithful to my pilgrim progress, no strings to bind but to my faith.In the end the last person standing found a better offer for I am waiting this to happen since I played cupid between them. Ah, love. I am so happy for both of them.So, how do you say Goodbye? Facetiously, I say see you in the next life. In reality, say so long and let them go. Knowing too well the price to pay for being fully human and alive when saying goodbye, it’s emotive. And the real answer is blowing in the wind.There are questions and the common ones are what did you buy and did you take pictures. Of course, I went shopping, that’s part of the itinerary. Tourist is herded like cows and dropped them off to a shopping centre. Pictures? Sure, faceless ones are great and photos that speak the divine but they are elusive. To keep the economy going, one has to buy the obligatory group picture. The professional photographers work so hard for the tourist industry and I am very supportive of them, even I detest having to pose. Besides, I only look at this picture once and stored away. So here goes, nothing. If you can guess where this picture is taken and which post I mentioned this place, I will send you the original. The first correct answer, wins.And YES. I am in the picture!
I love Mother Earth and for this reason I became an activist in so many ways.Indulge me on this one: carbon footprints, zero mile diet, recycling, bike to work, think green, nature of things, save the children, etc.To put things in perspective, I cannot save the whole world. I know I can do one thing for myself and Mother Earth. I gave up my freedom to fully go where ever I go, when I want. My car.This decision was a difficult one. In order for me to make a decision, I always think “two things”, a choice. Asking myself what do I want to give up in order to make a positive impact to Mother Earth and humanity: Cigarettes or Car = 2Cs. I have divulged this information about me in my post about Pilgrims Progress and Flawed: Guilty.Listing the pros and cons, they are both cons. What about the lesser of two evils, they are both evils. What is easier? Car it is. What made me choose the car? The pollution: all that carbon in the air that is killing the plants and animals. Greenhouse effect is what the scientists call it. The oil and gas industry is a greedy corporate industry. Think of Athabasca Tar Sands that is happening in Canada. Oh, don’t get me going on this Daily Prompt. My blood is boiling at this minute early in the morning.People are so righteous when it comes to smoking, even the government. When people see me smoke, I hear nasty remarks and poor attitudes, they are holier than thou. I ask them: Do you drive a car? Huh? is their response. What does car got to do with cigarettes? Do you have time to listen to me while I smoke in front of you? No, is the response. Then stay away from me and keep on walking. I am killing myself when it comes to smoking, I know that. You have no idea what I gave up for Mother Earth!There’s one less car now in Vancouver. Mine.This is in response to Daily Prompt: Global. Come and join us, it’s fun.