Monday, November 5, 2012

Radiant Venus


Blogging Friends.... I need to be honest with you. Over these past two weeks, I have been, best as humanly possible, fighting off pity parties regarding my learning disabilities. I cannot even mention how many times I've chanted "It's a terrible privilege.". I have lost count!! But, life happens to have a weird sense of humor, because, on Friday, I wrote these very words for this Blog post: I have found myself mentally preoccupied with a secretive writing project over the course of this past week. Which, I've discovered, is a combative "weapon" against unwanted pity parties for me!! Keeping mentally busy. That was expressed. Then--almost like clockwork--on Sunday morning, I lost it, emotionally!! In church, of all places!! Wow, I must have jinxed myself!! This pity party/mood swing did not persist long, fortunately!! I am recovered as of today!! Life is so weird....   
Sometimes, when we least expect it, God's creation provides us with a pleasant surprise. Such as my Autumn rainbow from two weeks ago. When the heavens display a beautiful picture like art on canvas. Four nights ago, God's creation provided me with such an unexpected surprise. We had just returned home from a dear friend's baby shower. It was late, and people were sound asleep within our house. Oh dear. I slipped through our front door, greeted by Rose's boisterous "Beagle bay"!! Immediately, I lead my little girl--howling uncontrollably--toward the great room. While making "Ssshh-ing" sounds. I quickly closed the French doors. With a slam. I found Rose's red leash. For a few fleeting seconds, my mind wondered: Should I take her outside? Or.... A walk!! Walk we did. It was an impulse decision. And a good one. Because walking Rose while she is performing her instinctive high-pitch bays always calms my hound dog down!! Always. "Let's crack on!!" I said, using "Sherlock Talk" as our routine command for walks. 'Sherlock Talk'? Allow me to explain. See, in the second Sherlock Holmes film, Robert Downey Jr.'s sleuthing character said to Jude Law's: "Now. Do you need me to elaborate. Or can we just crack on?". For reasons beyond my comprehension--most likely because I'm weird--I love that Robert Downey Jr. line!! Love it. So. I taught "Crack on" to Rose!! Accidentally!! Fortunately, if I say "crack on" in an eccentric, yet determined tone similar to that of Sherlock's, Rose understands what it means. Time for a walk!! So, that being said, Rose calmed down--temporarily!!--enough for me to snap on her leash. I reopened the French doors. We hurriedly walked though our living room. "Crack on!! Crack on!! Crack on!!" I said in an urgent tone of voice. I turned our front door's knob, and outside we stepped!! The grounds were wet from Autumn rains, but I ran!! With abandon!! Heedless of any risks that I could slip and fall!! I had just returned from a party, after all. I was high on chocolate and sugar!! High. For I drank one cup of sparkling apple cranberry cider. I ate two "fun sized" packets of M&M's. Plus one Kit Kat bar. Our hostess served single slices of very, very rich vanilla cake. For me, the "pig" with a cosmic sweet tooth? I was actually good that night!! But. I was still high on sugar and chocolate!! So I ran with Rose. Finally, we slowed our pace to a steady walk. But, by then I was out of breath!! Which, oddly, felt so good!! My face flashed this confident cockeyed smirk. Oh, I was a bit hyperactive!! Then, facing onward, I witnessed something. Something beautiful. Venus was seemingly more radiant than usual!! Then, I saw it. Illuminating dark rain clouds, like some bright flashlight, was the moon!! As its beams rose upward, they reflected on Venus!! I stood there, stock-still, and stared, utterly mesmerized by this unexpected gift of nature. Rose and I were just about to turn back toward home, when the moon peeked through those grey clouds, slowly arising. It was breathtaking!! Now, we could turn back toward home. Okay, Rose. "Crack on!!" I love "Sherlock Talk"!!
 

 

14 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

There is nothing more beautiful than the sights nature gives us.
I love the expression 'crack on' too, we say it a lot in England. It makes you feel very determined to get something done, doesn't it :)
Lynne x

Charlene and Storm said...

theres nothing like a wild run to cheer you up! :D

i did that last night, regretting it today tho, i realllyy!!!!! hurt. he he!

crack on!

Charlene and Stormy
xxx

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"There is nothing more beautiful than the sights nature gives us.". Oh, I concur!! ;)
Okay. I did look up the definition of "crack on". However, I never knew that people in England oft use it!! You taught me something new today!! Cool!! ;-D
You know, people over on your side of the pond, I have keenly observed, still speak with words--and phrases!!--that, in America, seem so "old-fashioned" or "not cool". Truth be told? I love words, so I wish we could all talk like your nation!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Charlene and Stormy....
Thanks for the comment!!
I am glad that a good run cheered you up yesterday!! Take care. And rest up, Friend!! ;)
I think that what defeated my pity party/mood swing was, actually, a good, hard, from-the-gut cry!! I chanted "It's a terrible privilege" several times until bawling!! ;-}
Crack on!! ;op

RYKER said...

I go to nature as well when I need a lift. Ryker and mother nature always cheer me up!
Love the "crack on" line!

Raelyn said...

RYKER....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Nature always provides me with a lift as well. God's creation is so breathtakingly beautiful!! ;-D
But. I think that what defeated my pity party/mood swing was, actually, a good, hard, from-the-gut cry!! I chanted "It's a terrible privilege" several times until bawling!! ;op

finnhoward said...

Don't feel bad, I've been known to down a few packs of M&Ms sometimes too! It's good o get outside and clear your mind with a good walk or run.

Raelyn said...

Finn....
Thank-you for the comment!!
They were "fun-sized" packets of M&M's!! Free for the taking!! Who could resist? Not me!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;op

Remington said...

I love nature too! Great post, my friend....

Raelyn said...

Remington....
Thanks for the comment!!
I know you love nature!! And moons!! I thought of you the entire time this Blog post was being written!! ;op

Stacey said...

Aw, it's so nice you went for a run with Rose. I've recently took up running (In August) and it's a huge love/hobby now... took a while, but means we can have those extra m&m treats cos we earned them... that's what I like to say anyway! :-D

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"(Running) means we can have those extra m&m treats cos we earned them..."!! I like your thinking!! ;op

Smile With Your Tail said...

Crack on is used a lot here in England.

Dante sends his slobbers to Rose

<3

Raelyn said...

Smile With Your Tail....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Crack on is used a lot here in England.". So I have heard!! ;)
"Dante sends his slobbers to Rose" <3 .
What does that mean? Dante wants to be Rose's "Boyfriend"? Does my little girl have an admirer? ;op