Sunday, September 5, 2010







the other day i was thinking about my relationship
with numbers......

the number of kisses
my husband has given me on my neck

the number of hugs
my daughter has wrapped me in

or

the number of glorious sunsets
my eyes have taken in

the number of hours
my ears have absorbed such wonderful music
that it's sent me to another world

the number of times
a photograph or an idea has come together in that
glorious aha moment

i take those numbers for granted.
in fact,
i don't even know what
those numbers are....
i never take the time
to honor them.

and yet,

in 50 days,
i will turn 50.

and i have let
that number
so
negatively
define
me...
twist
me......
chain
me.

i think
i'm going to try to
talk numbers
into
doing some
therapy
with
me
so we can
have a
better
relationship.

8 comments:

WarmSunshine said...

this has to be one of the best posts i've read! kudos!!

Stephanie said...

I'm right there with you Dawn. What a beautiful way to look at things....if my calculations are correct October 25th will be an amazing day~
btw....I celebrate my 50th in February :)

t does wool said...

oh...I must remember 10/25

and 50 is a perfectly wonderful number...unless it's a test grade ;))


xoxo

Char said...

i find when i think of a number, they always appear everywhere

RNSANE said...

October 3 will be my 66th birthday. It will be the first year in many that I am not out of the country in some exotic locale
( the last two birthdays I was in Rome ). Alas, my job loss after 21 years as a forensic nurse for San Francisco has created financial distress so I must be content with memories instead of travels. I have some superb memories, though!!!

Live More Now said...

Oh Dawn! I love your approach to things. 50 is something to CELEBRATE. I love this post.

Heidi said...

I really, really loved this.

Ana said...

What camera do you use? I really like your photographs :)