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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
This message is not for you
messy, happy room
Today's theme from the universe: You will receive messages that are not meant for you. Literally. I've had a phone call, a voice message on my cellphone, and a text message all meant for other people. In all cases, I received a complete message, rather than an "oops, wrong number" and a hang-up.
I have no idea what the universe is trying to tell me ("Not all messages are meant for you?"), but I like catching glimpses of others' lives, so I don't mind in the least.
A list of items recently lost by me and my eldest daughter
1. 1 pair of swim goggles and a swim cap (hers)
lost in the University of Waterloo's pool area, on deck or in changeroom
2. 1 pair of Keen's sandals, size 7 (hers)
lost somewhere between the pool and Bechtel Park's indoor soccer field
3. 1 blue sweater with hood (shared by me and her)
sorely missed, no idea where lost, or when
4. 1 pair of running shoes, size 7 (hers)
gone missing despite me taking care to bring them home from Bechtel Park's indoor soccer field, with the prophetic words, "I'd better take these so they don't get lost." Haven't been seen since.
5. 1 blue water bottle (mine)
lost after a run at RIM Park, even though I never took it out of the bag
I'm mother of four, writer, dreamer, planner, runner, photographer, taking time for a cup of coffee in front of this computer screen. My days are full, yet I keep asking: how can I fill them just a little bit more
-- with depth, with care, with pleasure.