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Friday, November 16, 2012

Tonight I am having an Auntie Mame moment. When she comes down the stairs, dressed in mourning, and catches her sad reflection in the mirror, she pauses and then turns a mental corner, choosing to open a new window and live again.

Open a new window,
Open a new door,
Travel a new highway,
That's never been tried before;
Before you find you're a dull fellow,
Punching the same clock,
Walking the same tight rope
As everyone on the block.
The fellow you ought to be is three dimensional,
Soaking up life down to your toes,
Whenever they say you're slightly unconventional,
Just put your thumb up to your nose.
And show 'em how to dance to a new rhythm,
Whistle a new song,
Toast with a new vintage,
The fizz doesn't fizz too long.
There's only one way to make the bubbles stay,
Simply travel a new high way,
Dance to a new rhythm,
Whistle a new love song,
Toast with a new vintage,
Open a new window ev'ry day!

This year has been the climax of eight years of loss...family members, employment, health... and major weight gain. Now I am coping with the realization of how much I have given up on myself in the last couple of years of being homebound, caring for loved ones. Tonight there is new determination. It's not over yet till the fat lady sings.
It's not going to be easy. Hello, Spark. Are you ready for adventure?

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