Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Human Snow Globe

I am a human snow globe.

To be more precise, I am not the globe, but the snow inside.

Most of my life I have been one of the immovable buildings stuck to the bottom of a snow globe. The flurries chaotically dance all around me, and I stand fixed and defiant--like a loud, mouthy port in the storm.
Major life upheavals are met with me saying, "I will hold all you together!" and "Then I will feed you pie!!"

But a new chapter has opened, and I can't tell which way is up. I'm being tossed and shaken about and clinging to mundane tasks to ease the pain of not knowing which way is up.
I am the snow in the globe. Shifted and shaken.

This chapter was a surprise and I am drifting.

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  1. Lisa,
    I'm sorry you're feeling shaken. Maybe this is a great opportunity for you to learn what it's like to be the snow instead of the foundation? I know that sounds corny and trite but we all get to learn new things at some point in our lives. At least you're in a cool place to learn! Hold on; you'll be okay. XO

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  2. Friend..
    love you so bad.
    I see you soaring...and landing on the place meant to be.
    <3

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    1. Happy birthday my dear friend!! Much love to you today!!! xoxo

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  3. But is it a good shaken or a bad shaken? I hope it's good.

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    1. It's good. And terrfiying....but good. Does that make sense? ;)

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  4. Oh dear. Hang on, Lisa, hang on. If anyone can survive this unfortunate surprise, it is you.
    Perhaps it is time, for the moment, for someone else to make you a pie... I would if I could. You are my inspiration, girl. *passes you tissue and a snow shovel*

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    1. Thank you my dear friend! All will be well. Being shaken isn't all bad as long as I remember to sit back and enjoy the ride. :) xoxo!

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  5. Just when we think we know ourselves the wind comes and blows everything all around. Then things warm up a bit and someone comes along to make a snowman, or a castle, or I don't know, maybe a tree. That would be cool. A snow tree, reaching up and out yet still grounded and strong. Maybe you'll become a snow tree. : )

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    1. A snow tree!!! I will be a snow tree! I love it--what a great mental image to hang on to!!!
      Thank you, Joy. xo!

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  6. I can't tell if it's a happy snow globe or a sad snow globe. I wish you all the best, whichever it is. Sometimes a big shake-up is what we need, even if it doesn't feel like it at the time. Hope you feel settled soon.

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    1. It's a happy snow globe--but still unsettling! I will get to that peaceful spot sometime (hopefully sooner instead of later...;)

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  7. Hang on there, eventually the snow always settles down in the globe..

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    1. Gravity is a wonderful thing, for sure! :)

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  8. Great analogy! I hope that you find your footing, or that you realize that you can survive well even when you don't have your footing solidly... that there are others around you that will be the solid ones.

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