How can I possibly complain? Well, I can, of course complain. It’s a free country. But it’s more like – why would I complain? Sometimes when my life is full of questions and very little answers I tend to wander…… in my mind mostly. Wander and wonder – should we be doing this? Should we be living here? Should we, should we, should we…….???????
Well all that in the first paragraph takes a lot of energy! I pooped out. When I get restless and tired of waiting for things to unfold I dream of tropical islands. Do you know why? I do. I realized it yesterday. It’s because the few times I visited tropical places was on vacation. They represent peace and rest and comfort and carefree living. But I know that living in these places is not all of those things I just listed. Living in them is exactly that. Day to-day responsibilities just like here exist in day-to-day life on an island in the Caribbean. I lived in a beach town. Tourists everywhere all summer long. I was not tan! Day-to-day life!
That said, my favorite flower is the Plumeria. Not only are they beautiful to my eyes but the scent is magnificent. I live in the mid-west of the USA and it is far from tropical weather. With our harsh winters and extreme summers we cannot grow tropical plants outside. BUT! We can grow them inside. Since last spring I have been nurturing a Plumeria that I named Lelani and she bloomed this summer! I am also nurturing a Plumeria named Carmen Miranda – she has not bloomed yet but is thriving in our perfect, yet rare, summer weather on the front porch. She is getting big. Joining them is a Pony Tail Palm I named Sandra Dee and my Hindu Rope Plant that I named Slumdog Millionaire. It’s alright – I do have a very active imagination and I am fun! And here is a picture of Lelani:
May you all find a corner of paradise in your everyday world! It’s there. You just have to look for it.