Tuesday, October 1, 2013

the purse

searching through her purse, she found it---shoot, it had melted---she pressed it into her mouth and thought about, how it's misshapen-ed  form, still tasted the same-

her life had become like this piece of candy---a little unrecognizable but sweet non the less-

was this the lesson she was to glean today---that although, we all change, there is still a deliciousness to life

no she assured herself, maybe more like---don't leave chocolate in your pocketbook--- and don't read too much into things

she reached in again to retrieve a tissue--but the damaged candy had completely changed it's use

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  1. Oh this was wonderful Lynn...I love the analogies here.

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    1. thanks so much, i am very happy you like it :)

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  2. There are a couple of substitutes for tissues, but even better to be near a friend who has one.

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    1. awww what a neat way to think of it, joanne :)

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  3. Chocolate is delicious in many forms. I am sure you found another tissue wadded up in some corner of your purse.

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    1. if she were me, i am sure she would have :)

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  4. The essence of the soul remains the same. That is what I got from this. Beautiful.

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    1. wow, that is lovely, thanks for sharing that insight, joy :)

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  5. Boy, oh boy, this sure sounds a lot like my life, except I'm thinking the chocolate may not have been that sweet at the start. Perhaps a lot more misshapen and less recognizable, but still that same hint of bitterness.

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    1. sounds like dark chocolate, ms.a--i always prefer the milk chocolate----btw--i love how you express yourself!!

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  6. I would have licked the chocolate residue from the bottom of the purse.

    (This is what happens when I go off sugar...again.)

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    1. haha---no sugar at all---sorry juli :(

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    1. no, i am hoping it was a dove bar, suze ;)

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    2. I was gonna say my mother looooves her Dove bars, but actually she loves her Symphony bars.

      I'm a sucker for a dish of peanut M&Ms (melts in your mouth, not in your, erm, purse.) I have the autumn colors ones now. :)

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    3. haha, no i love the symphony bars too but i think my favorite ones on second thought are the cadbury ones! yeah, i saw those autumn ones--i just might have to try those pumpkin spice m&ms, have you suze :)

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  8. Oh boy, sounds like my purse but mine is a real collection bag, crammed with all the bits of my life...a real reflection of me and if there had been a chocolate in there, the tissue would have been stuck all over it....The lady in your story had it right in the beginning, it isn't the shape of things that matter, but the way we really see it (or taste it) in the end. Like her tissue, it wasn't in the condition she wanted to find it because it had already done another job and saved the inside of the purse. xo

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    1. i love the idea about the tissue, sherri---i am glad you got into it, thanks :)

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  9. I love it when i have to refreeze a chocolate bar, it somehow tastes twice as nice.
    Reminds me, it's a couple of years since I made some Scottish Tablet. This isn't exactly my mothers recipe, but it comes close.

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    1. really, i have never noticed that--but i rarely refreeze them----scottish tablet, do share :)

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  10. So TRUE. "Don't read too much into things." It is what it is. Right?

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    1. yes, i have to remind myself of this quite often but then again, i usually think i was right to read it into something---weird huh, teresa :)

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  11. I never had this happen until I was a mom. I find all kinds of goop in the bottom of my purse thanks to my kids. Even the tissues are disgusting in there. I'm always cleaning the mess with another mess. Seems like another way to look at life too, I suppose.

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    1. i think us gals have the same issues with our purses and oh how we change them and i know i am constantly looking for the one that i love--so i don't really buy too many and it has to be on a clearance sale---thanks theresa :)

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  12. Never hid chocolate! Is that moral of your story, Lynn? :-) Not to worry, there's never any left to hid when I'm done. Great to be back after my Sept. break. See you again for more of your prose.

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    1. haha, no that is not my moral, i always hide chocolate!! thanks so much :)

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  13. What a cute story. My body has certainly melted a little since at its best. LOL.

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    1. oh yes, mine has expanded and moved around quite a bit--great point susan :)

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  14. Awesome. I'm all for the first lesson. Life is constantly reshaping, and it's up to us to find the sweetness, even if we don't quite recognize what we're becoming. Oh, and of course we have to clean up the messes along the way. :) Love it, Lynn!

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    1. yes, we do have to try and clean some of those messes, crystal--but if that was my pocket book, i may just throw it away--that's why i don't like to pay too much for one :)

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  15. let's see, crayons in the dryer, gum on jeans and shoes, shrunken sweaters and spilled lotion in purses. None as tasty as yours though... enjoy!

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    1. haha yeah that crayon in the dryer is pretty awful and hey what about that darn tissue in the wash!

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