Saturday, July 24, 2010

Walking around naked

Alanis, baby.
When I was single living on Monument Avenue in Downtown Richmond in the mid 90's  I would belt out these words by my soul sister Alanis Morrisette...
I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone  (I had.)

I recommend walking around naked in your living room...(I wanted to.  Alone or not.  Didn't matter)
And then my very favorite line...

I recommend biting off more than you can chew.  To anyone.  I certainly do. 

So. last week I had a birthday.  In your 40's they come faster and mean more.  My daughter turned 7 the same day I turned 42.   The birthday girls at dinner...
To Alanis' point, I want my children to pusher harder.  Do more.  Explore ideas and interests.  Take that class, try that hobby, play that sport, run that race, love that lonely-looking child at school, eat that vegetable, try that dish, throw away all their trash, study longer, practice more, pray til they sweat, prove the nay-sayers wrong, smile til their face cracks, cry til their eyes are dry because...

You live you learn

You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn
You grieve you learn
You choke you learn
You laugh you learn
You choose you learn
You pray you learn
You ask you learn

You live you learn.

Can you tell I REALLY like that song.
This year...  I am getting my Yoga Teacher certification.  I might be biting off more than I can chew because it's a add-in.  I've wanted to to this for so many years.  I say bring it on.  I'll end up walking around naked in my living room because the laundry won't be caught up.

 Laundry?  Study Yoga?  Laundry?  Study Yoga?  Hmmmmm.
What's your favorite song?

3 comments:

Meg said...

Great post, I needed it this morning!

ShutUpandRun said...

Good for you sister, biting off more than you can chew is just what the do ordered if you are living your dream!!!

ownyourbackbone.blogspot.com said...

Yes, yes, and yes. I'm impired to live life without fear. I am starting by doing something stat scares me everyday. Could be any number of things. I'm on it. I'll let you know.