Tuesday, May 6, 2008

April BJP

Ah, one of the most emotionally honest and on-point journal pages. Who hasn't fantasized about just flying away? In one of my favorite books, "Time Off From Good Behavior", Susan Sussman says, "Show me a woman who hasn't fantasized getting in the car and leaving home and I'll show you a woman who doesn't know how to drive." It isn't always leaving home--sometimes it's leaving a job, leaving your life. Sometimes the Maine woods sound really good to me. But it's just a desire for escape, isn't it? A desire to have the *ability* to run away from your life, even if you wouldn't do it. To know that I *can* if I want. As my friend Linda likes to say when I'm stuck in a meeting and she's not, "I can go in; I can go out; I can go in; I can go out..." It's the choice that feels good.

April was a month where the urge to escape was at its greatest. But escape from what, exactly? Nothing I could put my finger on. Just...life.

The ribbon I dyed doesn't look as good on the picture as it did in real life. It was a combination of blues and greens that nearly made me swoon with pleasure. I love color.

9 comments:

Kagahn said...

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Robin said...

Right on, I say... yup... just mentioned running away yesterday... you hit the nail on the head when you said that it's just knowing you "can" fly away. You've illustrated this concept very well indeed!

KV said...

I like this page a lot -- gosh, don't we all get times like that?


Kathy V in NM

Hélène H said...

Though I'm a bad driver, I often dream of flying away too ! lol

Great page !

pam T said...

WOW! I definitely know what this page means!!! great page. love the colors, love the message.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Barb, you got it right & I thought I was in the minority wanting to fly away from life ~grin~
I do love your page & the colours are beautiful even if I can't see them as you do

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beadbabe49 said...

I think you've hit it alright! Don't we all occasionally dream about leaving all responsibilities behind and just heading on out, footloose and fancy free!

freebird said...

It is so nice to know that everyone it seems has this feeling. You expressed it very well.