Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dancin in the Dark..but, headin for the Light!

Yesterday would have been our 31st wedding anniversary. But, instead of moping around here feeling sad, 2 dear friends, Joan and Jody, suggested we go to the movies. At first I resisted...but, then I thought why not go celebrate! So, I did. Let me tell you, it was adventure for me. It is way out of my comfort zone to travel in places I am unffamiliar with...and the theater was is Sherwood....I rarely go to Sherwood! I thought I had missed my exit and was running late..and left this long rambling voice mail for Joan...(they had their seats by now) ..told them I may be too late for the show...I was gettin a bit angry at myself at this point....but, then, I see a sign for Sherwood and I got all happy again and (still on voice mail) I tell Joan that I will be there in a few minutes! I park my car and run into the theater to get my ticket and find them ( I was already 15 minutes late!)...well, the theater was pitch black!!! I could not see a thing!! So, here I am, peering into the inky darkness looking for my friends...I am all bundled up in a heavy winter coat and scarf..going up the stairs slowly with my hands outstretched in front of me..I thought I was gonna fall! I get to the top of the stairs and I think, "I am gonna have either just stand in the stairway and hope they can see me or go and call Joan again.." but, all of a sudden, I hear.."psst...psst..over hear Coleen"......I was so relieved and wanted to bust out laughing, but, I held it in and settled in to watch the movie...which was fabulous BTW...I highly recommend it!!! After the movie we walked over to Rose's for a bite to eat.....we finally had a chance to chat and giggle over what Jody claimed "Coleens Dance in the Dark"...they could see me as the stairs had lights on them ... Joan listened to my rambling voice mail and we giggled some more! Jody gifted me with a darling necklace that she created using an image of one of faeries...(I will post a picture of it in my next blog, so stay tuned.)

After this adventure my heart felt a bit lighter and I do feel as though I was Dancing in the Dark...but, I am headin for the Light now...thanks to a little help from my friends! I think may want to take some dance lessons....look out I come!

I got this in my email from TUT: Thoughts become things... choose the good ones! ® ©

Do you remember learning to ride your first bike, coleen? How impossible it seemed at first? And how impossible it now is to imagine it was ever hard? Life within the illusions of time and space is like that, too.
First you checked it out from the sidelines, then you dreamed of your own, and the next thing we knew, off came the training wheels and I dutifully, dotingly, and reluctantly let you go while galloping breathless at your side, as you let rip one wicked, "HANDS OFF!!!!!!!"
And so I watch, beaming with pride over your first solo trips. Impressed beyond belief with your courage and determination. Stunned by your natural talent and ambition to grow. Humbled by your willingness to risk a fall. Comforted by knowing that you're exactly where you most wanted to be. And stretching even my own vast mind, as I ponder and contemplate just how far you will go.
Ride on, brave heart - The Universe

Heart Hugs, And Happy ThanksGiving,too!


  1. Oh, now that TUT message is just a perfect description of your journey, isn't it, Coleen?! The nice thing is that in the dark, even though you feel clumsy and like you are running behind and missing something, you can move at your own pace until you get your bearings - and then go at full speed ahead. Your adventuresome and fearless spirit remind me of another spunky gal finding her way - and "You're Gonna' Make It After All!", too! ;0)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Coleen. You amaze me, my friend! Larry would have laughed and enjoyed your excursion yesterday. Doing something with friends or family on the special days is a great idea. Since my dear father passed away I always take my sweet, little mother out to do something special on his birthday and their anniversary. The first year she said it wasn't her anniversary anymore because she wasn't married now. I told her I was going to go celebrate at antique shops and have lunch out to celebrate the day they married because it's such an important part of MY life! She was welcome to join me - and she did, with a big smile! Can't wait to see you soon and give you a BIG hug!!

  3. I applaud your courage and determination, Coleen. Personally, I hope I could do the same under such circumstances. You honored your special someone by 'carrying onward.' I'm sure he is so proud.

  4. If I had been there, we would have had to do a big quiet giggle,,,your so funny,I can just see it all now. Love you go girl!!!

  5. Hi Coleen
    I had to giggle at you standing in the dark... I think we can all relate to that one, I am so glad you chose to go out of your comfort zone and join your friends. I am sorry for your loss but I am happy for your courage.
    Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.
    Many Blessings

  6. I am so happy for you moving forward eventhough some days are more difficult than others. I love dancing in the dark.