Welcome to my Interior World. Today is one of those “Coffee Mornings,” the kind with a little blogging, some blog visiting, and lots of coffee.
I’ve gone through a whole pot so far…and I’m trying to decide if I should stay here on my laptop…or pick up the book I’m reading.
Yesterday was my birthday, and I did nothing all day long! I had celebrated with my daughter at a brunch on Sunday…and I was tempted to go to Marie Callender’s and use the “birthday coupon” they sent me.
But….I couldn’t seem to move.
By the end of the day, I had made a decision by not making any kind of choice. Except staying put on the couch, or in front of the laptop, or in my bedroom.
I started watching a DVD that came in the mail on Monday. I am not sure what made me think of this 1970 movie…Probably it was seeing the female actor playing in another role. She is not well-known these days, but I remembered loving her and Richard Benjamin in this film, which I first saw in…wait for it! 1970, of course.
I can’t say that I was disappointed by the movie, since it really took me back to that era and the expectations placed upon housewives then. But the husband (Benjamin) was verbally abusive and I wanted to throw things at him. Did I feel that way back then? I’m sure that I must have…as I abandoned my own role and started a new life, following a divorce.
A long journey has led me from that place. I’ve had a long career, have now started my free-lance life, with blogging and six novels published (check my website). My children are grown, and so are most of my grandchildren!
In retrospect, I’m sure that I can conclude that the events for me back then…might have happened in a completely different lifetime.
I have a saying: “I feel like I’ve lived numerous lives…and you can explore my incarnations through my works.“
In the present, I am reading…a lot. I finished Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett, and loved it (click for my review). I am currently reading a book that has been on my stacks for a little while…since June. Confess, by Colleen Hoover, a novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.
Here is a glimpse of me back in 1972…after I had changed course and started moving in another direction.
So…it is safe to say that my birthday has been a time of musing for me. Pondering the past…and savoring the present.
Where do your thoughts take you on a Coffee Morning?