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Friday and I’m not ready

AG dolls V V Mervale 6.20.17

Every day is a new opportunity to discover something new about our”selves”  In my case, the dolls  who have come to live with me, are teaching me new ways to enjoy my creative abilities. You can see from the little group that drew me to them on the 20th. at a “by invitation only” preview, that they were a motley lot.  The preview was at one of the chain Thrift shops, that officially opened its doors this morning at 8:30a.m..  (The ribbon cutting ceremony, I missed)  Why.. I had to have both my eyes redone, this time they used laser.

I digress… back to the dolls each one had to be cleaned and re”strung” (their limbs tightened)  This meant taking off their heads and removing all the stuffing.  While their heads were off, I cleaned their hair.  Normally, I wouldn’t have gone looking for such a task, I had my fill of stuffing toys and doing limbs when I was in the bear making phase.

There is an expression that eludes me at the moment, as I am distracted by the black floaters I have in my eyes, (to be expected, said the specialist)  I didn’t have to think about it, I just did it.  I had been told there are YouTube videos on how to.. but I just knew.  Our brains act like our own memory card, when you need to do something, instinctively you set to it, and it is done.

Much like typing…  I’ve typed for years, (touch typing) so I don’t think of how to type, I just do it.  The PL Precepts, and Principles, and the training we get in PL, (Perfect Liberty) help us to hone our creativity and skills.  For this I am thankful, and appreciate my gray matter and my faith for allowing me to recognize that having God in my life, and living by the Precepts and Principles, enables me to do and achieve the things in life that I want to do.

Challenges and opportunities are gifts.  Seeing the transformations, makes me smile, and having the awareness that all I am, and all I do, is a reflection in my commitment to God and living the “PL Way” well.. that makes for a very happy me.

Here it is, another day coming to an end… Friday is just around the corner.. and I have no idea, what us in store for me tomorrow, isn’t that grand.  What-ever, I know it will be another wonderful day.

PL Precept # 21 Live in Perfect Liberty

Fourth doll has been adopted  I’ll be seeing her again on Monday, meanwhile we are getting ready for Canada Day.. We Celebrate 150 years.

Dolls are American Girl dolls.

 

 

the joy of transformation

 
harley davidson -flickrGood morning everyone… how is your day so far?  Good I hope.  When I drove into the gym parking lot today I found myself parked beside a gleaning black and chrome Harley.  I would have taken a picture but hot not been prepared to run into such a beauty.  She was polished to perfection.  Obviously the rider had ridden her to the gym, but even with the light dust she acquired during her morning ride she shone. I took the time to tour the bike, walk around her and really check her out.  Wow, the love her owner  showers on her was obvious. When I got home I tried to find a picture of a dirty bike in my files, even went on Pinterest.

motorcycle, dirt riding

Except for action shots like this one, most of the bikes are in immaculate condition.  I bet that as soon as that little treasure got back home, it was cleaned down and not a spec of dirt would remain on it anywhere.  The motorcycles that I  found in my travels, (research) even the vintage old classis, were in top form.  Like the motor I used the other day, they radiate love.  Their chrome and bodies are pristine.  Ok what am I getting at, ladies, not only men  love the motorcycle, the motorcycle is an art piece just as an inanimate object.  OK not everyone agrees, but there are a lot who do.  Myself included.

harley davidson knucklehead   by bigblockagency on flickr

Most riders I know develop respect for the bike they are riding.  They trust the vehicle to transport them to another space in time.  And really, until you’ve ridden on one, felt the power beneath you, you don’t realize just how personal being on a bike is.

motorcycle riding

The first time I took a corner on a motorcycle other than a touring bike, I was transformed from a passenger or driver of a car, to a motorcycle enthusiast.  I was ready to grab a rag and start shining the chrome when we got back  from our ride.  If I thought I loved riding a bike when I rode as a passenger on a Honda gold Wing, ( my legs were too short and I too “little” to attempt to hold a Gold Wing up on my own, I tried!)  I became a tad fanatic about a road and off road bike (Triumph Tiger)  In a split second, I had been transformed and it was a transformation.   I wanted the leathers and I always wanted to be out riding. Good or bad weather didn’t really matter, I wanted the wind on my face,  and the freedom of being in Nature unconfined by a metal or fiberglass box around me.

via Hristina Ivanoava

I don’t ride at all now, but the love of the ride has never left me, nor the joy of transformation, the thrill of a new discovery.  The true happiness of finding another dimension of yourself in life, how wonderful a shift of gears can be…  To do those curves, you have to lean into them, balance, be in harmony with the bike and the motion of being there.  You are in the moment.  Living it, there is no other way!

pictures – Pinterest

 

 

 

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