This weekend was a blessing-weekend. The weather was warm. The leaves were a vibrant yellow. Autumn is my favourite season of the year and in some ways each and every year, autumn surprises me. Max and I spent time together at the parks and down at the river. He likes the redundant fetching of a big stick again and again. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that he is a border collie. He has the heart of a lab. He would not have survived a sheep farm. I saved him.
Apart from having time with Max, I was really proud to put my nose to the grindstone (just where did any of us come up with THAT particular idiom?)…anyway, I DID…and created a website that will be developed over time in order to make connections around my art and a few different services that I hope to explore during my retirement. You can take a peek here. It was an intense and focused activity, but just what I needed for my particular head space.
Saturday evening my sister-cousin-friend suggested that we visit the local ‘burb-Wal-Mart and we picked up the movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (spoiler). Back at home, we popped a big bowl of popcorn and poured ourselves some lemon water, then parking our butts on a comfy bed, we settled in for a great movie!
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is one of those movies, jam-packed with life lessons. The colours, atmosphere and sound track, work together to create such a beautiful setting. The actors are superb. The story is a story about every person who faces a big transition, enters into their ‘golden’ years OR watches someone who is special to them experience any, some or all of these. (My father always says, “I would like to find the person who decided to call these the golden years!”)
If you have opportunity, catch this one.
“Everything will be alright in the end, so if it’s not alright, it is not yet the end.”
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. Phyllis Theroux