The life of a spontaneous moment is fleeting. The longer it is allowed to hang there, unanswered; the faster it dies off. - Patricia R. (me!)
I can be spontaneous.
To me it’s normal. When I do something spontaneous—it’s all me. It’s usually JUST me.
My spontaneous moments are usually alone time (unless my grand daughter is here).
You know why?
Because—it’s my idea.
If I invite someone to come along, to join in or to have a part in it—they might kill it. They might squash my spontaneity. They might wipe out my idea. Some days I just need to be get up and do something, anything; right now and in the moment.
I’m telling you this—because, I DON’T ADAPT TO CHANGE WELL AT ALL. When your moment of spontaneity crops up—don’t expect me to join in with you. It’s not going to happen. So for me spontaneous is NOT UNUSUAL— unless it’s yours.
If I think about the idea too long—it’s gone.
For a while now I’ve had this little rag garland curtain topper on my door. First I had the lower part up top—because its the actual valance to a set of curtains- I cut it in half to fit this door. But then one day I made the rag garland topper and lowered the valance. Yes! and hung it crooked. Taking crooked photos helps disguise that fact. :)
This evening—I was sitting here in my computer room. I had been reading—then all of the sudden it hit me. Make a matching topper for the curtains on the window!
I did. It was instant. Like a spark. Nothing profound. Nothing new (except to me). Nothing over the top. It just matches the window on the door now. Very much IN MY COMFORT ZONE KIND OF SPONTANEITY.
By the way-- I’m almost done with these grey walls. I'm ready for WHITE in here. The black trim? That is from the days when my boys had this room. The curtains are a very soft, slightly mint green, the sheer is green; and its what I used to make the garland topper, too- along with a lone white pillow slip and some jute string. Easy peasy- spontaneity.
So you see the problem with my spontaneous moments?—they are not very far reaching. If you think this post is about the rag curtain garland… it’s not. Plain and simple.
I love staying home and working on things here. Hardly ever do I venture out and go and do—even meeting new people face to face is hard for me. Sitting here typing and telling you all this takes so much. Sometimes, hitting the publish button takes a lot out of me. But I do it—because well, we may never meet face to face. I’m ok with that. But it’s true- you can ask anyone whose met me—I hold back a little. I know it’s hard to believe, because I’m so wordy and sharing so much with you now, this 31 Day challenge. :)
Do you have a problem with this? Do have confidence in some areas and lack in others? Does your family think you’re a stick in the mud or life of the party and fun to be around? Are you in control of the spontaneous moments in your home; are you a willing participant when other choose?
Til next time, Be Blessed!
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
I'm participating in Nester's annual -31 Days of writing