Friday, July 13, 2012

Too Deep For a Friday

Do you worry about people that are mad at you?
Do you let them rent space in your head?
What did I do to make you stop talking to me?
What did I say that made you angry enough to stop being my friend?

I can't live with hate in my stomach.
It makes me physically sick.
I can't live with hate in my mind.
I personally don't have the space to waste.

I can live with indifference.
I can live with drifting apart.

I can not hold a grudge forever.
It's not in my nature.
Everyone has good in them.
It's not black and white.

Know that I will cherish each moment of our friendship.
Know that I will mentally wish you peace and happiness.
But I must move forward with indifference,
for love and hate are too closely related.

"I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


Sorry ~ that was MUCH too deep for a Friday...

So on a lighter note...

I have a four day weekend starting today ~ no work for me! ~ woot woot!

Oh the possibilities...

  • Going swimming ~ wearing a two piece bathing suit!  (I know...scary isn't it?)
  • Regina Farmer's Market
  • Did someone say shopping?
  • Tea in the garden
  • Working on my new Art Journal
  • Possibilities, possibilites, possibilities...

Have a wonderful weekend!


Donna said...

that poem is not too deep for me! very good one at that! someone else renting space in my head sucks !

i definitely would wear your two piece bathing suit and go for a dip Catherine! do it!


Brian said...

A long weekend is always the best!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,

Oh this long weekend of yours will pass very 'shortly' with such a list of fondest things to do...
Love to you,

Kerri said...

Lucky you for the 4 day weekend!!!!

Susan said...

Oh that poem is so true. So, so true. Not to deep, though I did have to go get my boots on. :) I have experienced the rejection of what I thought were lifetime friends. Broke my heart, and I wondered a long time what the heck I did. I finally decided that it was their trouble not mine. Had to let it go, or hurt forever. I just can't do that. It sickens everything, your stomach, and your soul. Cat, I hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for your posts. They always leave me with a smile!

Anesha said...

Great poem and photo. Enjoy your long weekend. Will post a photo when it's done. :)

~*Connie*~ said...

which day is appropriate to be that deep if not a Friday?? :) I think it is wonderful.

I so say you should go swimming in that two piece.. It's not scary, it is awesome!

Just Who I Am said...

A beautiful poem.There was a time a could hate and it is true it makes us sick.Now i always try to undrestand the other person an why they are that way .Forgiving is the best thing if people hurt you .Oops that's deep!! Have a great weekend
xxx Elisabeth

BeadedTail said...

That poem is very true! I hadn't seen it before but will remember it. Have a great long weekend! Enjoy swimming with your new body in your two piece! Stanley sure will! :)

TexWisGirl said...

ah. i struggle with letting go. truly difficult.

Becca said...

Beautiful poem Catherine, thanks for sharing it. Sounds like you are in for a wonderful 4 days off! Enjoy!

Giancarlo said...

felice fine settimana a te...ciao

justine said...

that all sounded so familiar, I really struggle with the thoughts in my head!! have a lovely weekend, sounds like you will be busy

Fuzzy Tales said...

We don't think it's too deep, either. Sometimes letting go is the hardest thing we'll ever do. Actually, skip the "sometimes."

But holding grudges or remaining angry hurts no one but ourselves. There's a quote from the Buddha, we think, to the effect that we don't be punished *for* our anger, we'll be punished *by* our anger.

So we wish you a peace-full, upset-free extra-long weekend!

The Smiths said...

Catherine - you have a very healthy attitude!

Sounds like a great weekend ahead!

Enjoy yourself.

K&S :)

Pantherka said...

Beautiful poem.
Wishing you a wonderful, long weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

I so totally agree with you - hate is such a heavy heavy burden. Now when people get mad at me I am concerned - I try to fix it -but it sometimes can't be fixed. sandie

sharon said...

have a great weekend! sounds nice and relaxing!

Anonymous said...

beautiful capture... i sure don't like it when someone is mad or upset w/ me, either.

Laurie said...

I know this so well, and relate to that poem.
Enjoy your time Catherine, it sounds awesome!!

Connie said...

Catherine - not sure if you are aware, but forest fores in Northern Alberta have affected the air quality in Regina, so be careful tomorrow ok!

Your poem is VERY true, I can totally relate! And you are right not to hold a grudge. The best thing you can do is wish them well and move on.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

WELL--that is 'deep'.... I have a family member who is mad at me ---but instead of getting upset about it, I'm just ignoring the situation... He will come around when he feels like it... I'll be here to forgive --but I'm too old and too darn happy to allow him and his attitude upset me. How's that for DEEP???????

Hope you have a GREAT weekend... Sounds like you have some things planned... Take time to laugh!!!!

Magia da InĂªs said...

♥ Bom fim de semana!
♡ Beijinhos.

Eileen said...

I believe expressing how we feel is part of the process of letting go. (and expressing in a safe way as you have is best!)

Enjoy your long weekend! Silly me, since they moved the market to the plaza, I haven't gone. Hope you found some wonderful purchases


SweetMarie said...

I do struggle with letting go. Hope you're having a great long weekend!

Ann said...

Love the poem. I used to worry about people being mad at me but now I've gotten very good at indifference and moving on.
Enjoy the long weekend

S. Etole said...

Wonderful possibilities. Hope your weekend is going well.

Tamago said...

So very well said, I feel the same as you! I get sick if I have too much negative feeling in my stomach. I wanna stick with love, too!
Four day weekend sounds wonderful, I hope you have a great time!

Linda R said...

Very deep for a Saturday.. You do know I am a true blond right.. LOL.. I do hope you have a fabulous 4 days off.. And I can't wait to see what you create in your Art Journal.. FUN!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful poem, Catherine !
Art Journal, interesting ... I'm curious :-)
Have a wonderful time,

Penelope's Beehive said...

Thank you most kindly for such a thoughtful post Catherine.
Wishing you a delightful (and long) weekend! I shall look forward to your new Art Journal!
Judy x

Mary Ann said...

Lovely poem:) I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend.

Lin said...

I have this uncanny ability to disconnect. I can walk away from a bad relationship in a moment's notice--whether you are friend or family. Sure, I pay the price sometimes, but I can't waste my time on those who don't make me feel good about myself--or for relationships that are not good.

That said, I can't say that some of those don't bother me. Catch me in the shower on any particular day and I'm there, beating myself up for things I have done in my past. Why? I don't know. I just know that it is far easier to remember the few bad/stupid things I've done than the thousands of good things I've done. It's just human nature. Sometimes I have to say out loud to myself "Stop it, Lin." Silly, I know, but it works.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great post! I love your poem. It tells how I feel too.

I hope you have a wonderful four days off. :)


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