Deceitful Appearances

I received an email this morning from a popular magazine…it was actually one of several that they’ve sent me…entreating me…that they…want me…back

Now…my first response…after I clicked…delete…was…but…you never had me…you can’t have me…back

And…honestly…that is and isn’t true…actually several years ago…I did order a subscription as a gift…so…I suppose…on the surface…they could look at the situation as if…they had me at one time…while…in truth…I never saw one page of their monthly releases…

Bertha…popped in about that time…reminding me of correlations in my life…starting with…that…relationship…the one that I longed to have back for ever so long…but…in retrospect…I realized I never really had it to begin with…yes…on the surface…it appeared that I did…but…like the magazine subscription…appearances can be deceiving…

Well…Bertha…was willing to continue the lesson…in fact…she had quite a list of examples…but…I had enough to contemplate today…so…I cancelled my subscription…

Yeah…right…it should be so easy…

Jane

Trade Days

Today…I’m trying something a little different…writing the blog with the backdrop of…Jake and the Never Land Pirates…and…two adorable granddaughters…sitting on the sofa behind me… 

Funny…it changes everything…my perception…Bertha’s…comments…actually I think it changes her most of all…she’s so busy saying…did you hear that…did you see that…oh…that’s so cute…that she really isn’t spending much time…bossing me around…I mean…giving me valuable insights into living… 

So…what I’m lacking in insight…I’m more than gaining in memories…which…Bertha…does pop in long enough to tell me…is a darn good trade… 

Jane