Countless images are flying through my mind, vivid and fast. Some are symbolic of who I am or who I am determined I my refusal to ever become. Others denote belief, a few are dreams. Too many are whims and a sizeable chunk are simply opinion…most certainly then I am a woman. Better and more concise would probably be to tell you that I’m complicated. But don’t expect me to admit it later, after all, I did tell you I’m a female!
If “reality” really is, as they claim, “stranger than fiction” then my life has been numerous large doses of reality. When I passed through these razor coated fences I was a naïve 16 year old among older street wise adults. No force on earth could have convinced me, before that time, of how sudden my own life would change.
Decades have passed since then. I write this today nearing the 38th year of my life and despite all opposition, my soul still strives.
It can be difficult for me to understand the daily details of life after being removed from it for so long. But some day I will be there and I love to keep my mind there in any way I can. All the new technologies, the medical advancements and science excite me. People just have no idea how fascinating their lives are!
All politics aside I am madly supportive of all our service men both here and abroad. No mere words of thanks are enough and I like to send packages overseas for them when I can. I am so near Ft. Hood I have learned to sleep through the sounds of their military exercises!
I have strong beliefs, injustice is hard for me to ignore and I have often had repercussions for this. So be it. I am passionate about the deaf and the handicapped and I love to learn and to laugh. I have no children, though I wanted many, so I enjoy hearing the antics of others peoples kids, a lot.
Life is still unfolding slowly, teaching me little by little. If I were not so curious and mischievous it would likely be smoother…but where’s the fun in that? Did I choose life or did life choose me? I don’t know that but I live and it’s a gift.
I’m practical and easy to talk to and silence dos not bother me either. I stay fit and active in the ways that I’m able and then I cook and eat honey buns! More evidence that I’m a woman!