We carefully curate our lives.
We show the best of us.
How are you? fine. you?
Look at my beautiful facebook life!
and if it isn't beautiful -
yeah - no one wants to really deal with that
they have their own crap to deal with
and soft delete.
I got a new hat!
cute little ragged heart
and it says "Life is good"
I got it for camping.
Hat equals Shampoo
as my friend James says.
I haven't worn a hat
since a boy gave one to me.
I was probably 19.
I ran upstairs to get dressed
to take the dog on a walk.
I came down
and she has something...
she dropped it instantly
she had chewed off
"Life is Good"
and left the rest of the hat in tact.
I could not believe
she had eaten ONLY "life is good"
I was sad about this hat.
Sad that I had left if for her to get.
And that she had EATEN "LIFE IS GOOD"
LIFE IS GOOD...
But the metaphor is not lost on me
it has been a ruff few years.
Letting go of a dream you have had
since you were 5... well
let's just say, it is a ruff go.
this one little event
Life is good - but sometimes it is not.
I've been journaling about this hat.
and I try to live my life
by WabiSabi - it is the belief that there is beauty in things that are not perfect.
I also call it Beautiful Grunge.
And in my life I have lots of grunge.
and I realize that this is the perfect example
and I get relearn this over and over.
Putting a label of Life is Good
is not really how I roll.
Life is complex might be better.
So the expectation that Life is Good
has been completely removed
from my hat
grunge love remains
but good... well, that is all relative.
The words to go with the art. Because Art doesn't speak for itself.