Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Flirting with the World


Undeniably, I have learned a lot so far this year...
One of the more interesting and entertaining things I have been learning is 'flirting.'
As a teen, I simply didn't do it, in my twenties I was too afraid and in my thirties I was too busy to be bothered.
Now, I am in my forties. While I am still ever so busy and have 100 things going on at once, I am free from the fears. I am wiser.
No matter how busy the moment may be life is too short to not smile or to share a raw, fleeting truth.
I still have so much too learn, I know.
But this year I have discovered that flirting is as simple as that... smiling and sharing raw, fleeting truths....
I have also discovered that flirting is good for my mind and my spirit.
It reminds me that I am here on earth for more than my labor and money.
It reminds me that the simple things are the best and that I am blessed with many simple things.
It inspires me to giggle, when otherwise I'd be silent and reminds me that I too can inspire others to giggle... a sweet little butterfly effect... one without obligation.
As a child, my Mother always said that there was something positive to be said about everything and everyone...
Like many Mothers, she would say 'if you cannot say something nice, don't say anything at all.'
Still, for so long I have said nothing at all and now I realize she was encouraging me to flirt with the world...
for crying kids can have beautiful eyes and angry old ladies can have admirable passion...
and to not share these 'outside looking in' perspectives with them is to deny the butterfly effect...
Well into my forties, I'm finally learning to flirt ...
and I love it.

8 comments:

Dee said...

That is awesome :)
Come flit and flirt with me this weekend.

skinnylittlesister said...

Hahaha, I have learned 'flirting' is not the same as 'coming on' to someone so I'll flirt with you anytime... you beautiful blue-eyed, wild-hearted, life-loving, fellow-rocking sister!
Btw...have also learned that smiling and speaking the raw truth (ahem, I have no clue how fast I might have really been driving...) will NOT get you out of a monster speeding ticket.

Silindile Ntuli said...

I've never been able to flirt no matter how tempted I got... But this post taught me a thing or two.... Flirt on girl.

singleton said...

Flirt with life, baby, with the moment, the gusto, the wind, the peace, the heavy metal of rock and roll...Flirt with it all...

And all around you....watch the pixie dust fall like a summer rain....

And then,
Dance in the Rain:)

ILY

Mel said...

:-)

I'm all about dancing in the rain....and flirting.

Welcome to my world. :-)

skinnylittlesister said...

Silindy...hahaha, i have never been a 'flirter' either, but am learning. I guess it's in how we define it ;)

Sing...I found an autumn leaf. Brown, dry and cracked. The center was a deep, dark, fire red... and shaped like a heart. :) Even Mother Nature is flirting with us.

Mel...
hahaha, you wild child! I miss the days when I could dance in the rain & am so glad I did when I could :) Now, I'll just flirt with the rain...dashing through it & allowing it to catch me if it must ;)

Much Fun Ladies!

skinnylittlesister said...

BTW 123 123... I am glad you think this is a cool story & apologies if I have offended you by deleting your comment and the link you so thoughtfully provided back to your little home-made blog.
You are as silly bird and I have written a special blog post just for you...
http://myrant-skinnylittleblonde.blogspot.com/2009/11/silly-birdrant-and-ramble.html
Do enjoy!

Dee said...

Yes, M'aam!

Too bad those humorless country cops don't share our enthusiam (bastards) :)