Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life Altered - The Butterfly Effect

It is on days like today that I am reminded why this blog was started in the first place. We have detoured from the initial pain and in recent months and weeks have discovered sublime happiness. Just as my life is returning too normal I'm watching others alter. Today's blog is dedicated to V, our Sonoma gal; celebrity look alike would be America Ferrera. Who woke up Saturday morning unaware that by the end of the day she would be on a jet plane bound for an unknown new life. In an instant everything you cherish can alter, the people and places you once loved and found comfort in are forever tainted. Our thoughts are with you love, let the journey to sublime happiness and new beginnings start now.
The best stories sometimes are the ones left unsolved. The cliffhanger ending is intriguing and with age the mystery becomes sexier than the reality ever was.
Love doesn't always end with a white picket fence and a lifetime of memories. In the Hallmark ending to this story, there is no cheesy long, lost lovers embrace reunion. I imagine one day, many years from now, they run into one another again. A brief smile and then they remember they "hate" each other. Yet, even after all the hurt, anger and resentment they act as if the past never happened, as if they truly are happy to see one another. That would be the ending. They might exchange numbers and say something like, "It was great seeing you. Let's do lunch one day," but they never will. There still is love, masked by pain, always will be. Yet, in that brief meeting all the years of wondering are washed away and they both walk away happier. What they once were is a mystery and as it would appear the mystery will live on forever.
What a difference a few weeks can make. The theme this month seems to be about changes, new car, new wardrobe, new home, new boyfriend (still getting use to that title), new friends and new enemies.
Tragically it seems that once one life is back on track, another's is destroyed or ending. I wonder what people are thinking about when death is upon them. Do they look back on their lives and relish the memories of monumental events like births, graduations, and weddings or do they look back wishing they had done things differently. What will define you in death?
Some people are moving forward to a sublime happiness and others are moving into a dark hole that will take a lifetime to get out of. But, if what defines who we become is the result of enduring obstacles then perhaps it is the people who have a rougher ride that in the end will have accomplished more and lived a better life.
Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind.
Today is the turning point; remember that you are the captain of your destiny. Never relinquish control, always plot your own course.

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