Friday, June 10, 2011

Metaphorically Speaking...

My first post! How exciting!
As you come to know me you will learn...I am big on metaphors. I'm one of those people that can find myself in inanimate objects like trees, flowers, windows. I'll take a minute to fill you in on the blog title. It describes me pretty well. I can see mind as a windshield, and through the years you get little chips and cracks along the way. If you don't take care of them, they grow bigger and bigger, and worst comes to worse, you are completely shattered.
I have not shattered, I will say I have many cracks of different sizes. I'm at a point in my life where I want to mend those cracks, I can't go and get a new windshield, but I can make myself stronger, and I will heal.
I'm not sure what will come out of this blog business, but I hope to invoke thoughts, compassion and inspiration in others. I have dealt with some major issues throughout my life- addiction, depression, anxiety, loss of a parent, miscarriages-and I will deal with them one at time. I will also have posts about motherhood and being a wife--my struggles and defeats and everything in between.
For now I will leave you with a journal post I made a couple of years back, and I feel its too important to not share:
I was sitting outside thinking about life and all my issues with it. I found inspiration out off all things, a tree.
I have a beautiful maple tree in my front yard. Its surround by pines that are beautiful all year, that face the winters with no problem.
Then there is my maple. It's leaves fall to the ground, and its a sad sight, and there's not much beauty to be found in it. It braved the winter, and low and behold it is blooming beautiful tiny leaves. It survived its adversity, and this summer it will outshine any pine.
So if you not hip on metaphors...I relate to that lovely tree, because it was down and surrounded by beauty (in my case, happy normal people) but it didn't give up, and it was well worth the wait.
Not sure if that makes any sense, but here are some photos:

and a few months later, the same tree.....

That's all I have for now folks! More ramblings to come!

1 comment:

  1. all of this makes perfect sence to me wether it be cracks or diging a hole and diging it deeper. have to stop didding so I can get out no body is going to fill the dirt in for me I have to do it myself. I love trees and that is a good looking maple tree even with its leaves gone, hey think thats some kinda metaphor.