Just My Imagination…

This morning…I woke up in the dark…now…most mornings I wake up while it Jane Todayis still dark…but this was the…real…DARK…meaning that the power was off and there was absolutely no light coming from anywhere…

I found a flashlight…got my cell phone…and although it was pretty much time to get up…I did what any rational person would do…I went back to bed…I mean…what else could I do…

So I lay there in bed…imagining how the day would play out…if the power didn’t come back on in time for me to get ready for work…would I attempt makeup by candle light…or would I take it to work and apply it there…what would I have for breakfast…would I still carry my lunch or take a chance on the school cafeteria…

You got it…many life changing things went through my mind…

Thankfully the lights returned…and I didn’t have to make those decisions…well…I guess I still could have made them…but…I already put my makeup on…so…too late…

But…since I was already on a creative roll…I wondered…what if there was a cataclysmic event…that made the power go off…instead of the rain storm I knew we had…and…what if…I’m the only person left…what if I look out my door…and all the other houses are gone…mine is the only one…or…what if…like Dorothy…I’m not in Kansas anymore…what if I blew to another dimension…

And…my mind was out in left field before I knew it…

Thankfully…Bertha…reeled me back in…before the Zombies started ringing the doorbell…which makes me wonder…if the Wizard of Oz was written today…would the Wicked Witch of the West have a Zombie army…in addition to flying monkeys…

Hmmm…

Well…at this point…Bertha…is threatening that if I can’t control my imagination…she will be forced to find another…imaginary friend

Whatever…maybe I’ll let the Zombies get her…now that should make for an interesting sequel…she’d probably just jump on her soapbox and teach them a thing or two…Bertha and the Zombies

Jane

Until that sequel is available…why not check out…Bertha-Size Your Life!…and…Where the Joys Are: Bertha’s Guided Journal

 

A Whole New Persona…

I had a fun comment on my blog the other day…

I so needed Bertha. My kids think I’m crazy when I tell them I have found an imaginary friend like they had as kids! She made me smile and laugh again. Thank you!

Which made me consider something that I haven’t before…this was my response….

It is my belief that we all have a…Bertha…that voice of wisdom within who can easily take on a persona all of her own…perhaps…they are the same imaginary friends of childhood…perhaps…there was just a time that the noise of our life drowned them out…perhaps…

Interestingly…now that I think about it…once I had given…Bertha…a persona…it was much easier to listen to her…to hear what she was trying to tell me…to see her on her soapbox…to imagine her fun outfits…

Now…I’m not saying that everyone should dress their inner voice in spandex and high-heels…although from personal experience it is fun…rather…I’m only suggesting…that the wisdom is there…and…you might want to give creating a persona a try…

Jane