For TamrahJo…Merry Christmas

 

I promised to show you my favorite foot shot, but here are a few others as well: (Click on photos to enlarge.)

(TamrahJo’s blog can be found HERE.)

 

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

7 thoughts on “For TamrahJo…Merry Christmas

  1. Sam

    OH~! I recognize only the first ones, but mine are much more interesting~! They tell me of a very long story about the time I used my granddads “cane knife” and badly cut my big toe, but then I was too afraid to tell him what I had done, so I caught Ptomaine from the farm yard where it happened.

    Also the time I stepped on a broken milk bottle and actually decapitated the toenail off my middle toe, which has now grown back as an ugly stub, for eternal memory.

    And so many other things that give evidence of “barefoot boy with Cheeks of tan”; so many that most are long forgotten, were experienced in a very long life, ending with that “little piggy toe” who stayed home minding it own business, but now has a very sore calluses that the doctor has named, a “corn”, (isn’t that dumb~?).

    But those toes have had a great life, and have taken me to many interesting places, some even unmentionable ones, with the mud, muck and other things of many lands oozing between the toes~!

    How many can say that about their feet, who stay hidden in their tight little shoes most of their lives~?

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  2. TamrahJo

    (Sob!!! In such gratitude!) Dearest Judy! THANK YOU ever so much for just rather ‘meeting me, where I’m currently at, and crossing ‘off Ye Olde To-Do List” something I vowed to do and yet, moves up/down in priority list, everyday! What a FANTABULOUS Christmas GIFT! Really!

    That said, and as much as I appreciate you sending your folks, to my blog, I really feel, in fair and just world?

    Awww…Ya Shouldn’t HAVE!

    Nope, ya shouldn’t have! Really! Save Yourself! Simply because – I don’t blog as nice or wonderful as I once did – my writing morphs from ‘clear, concise” into ever more tangents that might be clear to me, but may not be seen/viewed by others as connected, and, sadly, I don’t have time to make it all clear and I post stuff, for the same reason I do other things – I really hate for folks to feel the need to ‘check in on me – am I still alive?? And I’m still trying ‘adjust me self, for me and to meet other’s needs AFTER the [quote/unquote] COVID times – I can often, turn a car on a dime, turn tech tools on a dime – but I struggle to turn my heart and soul on a dime – so Thank you Judy! For your compassion to me and (sigh! I fear you, in your kindness to me, most likely led other’s astray – but well – It is now done – Thank you for making it ‘easier’ for me – to see see what you were talking about – but ya know – ya could have just sent the link, without luring others into my ‘Ludicrous’ world – cuz, in the end, ain’t that what it’s all about??? Saving ourselves while we say others along the way???

    This is all ‘off the cuff’, 2.5 second – I won’t ever forget your kindness and compassion, all while I think – “ahh – she is more popular than I and well – okie-dokie then! Let us hope while I’m a wondering, musing, pondering on topics dear to my heart?

    Let us hope I never started a fight or offended someone else, cuz stuff is different now from 10 years ago – cuz ya know? I still SUCK at politics and trying to teach youngn’s about “Yes, that’s history! And it’s hard, it’s brutal, and may you be able to transcend the accepted mores of your time, that you chaffed against – here’s the roster of me lil life, as it went along…”

    My roster? The Good, the Bad, the Ludicrous – so, I guess, Thank You the most! For reminding me, “Well, been a lot of years passed and tech/platform has changed, but isn’t my blog title rather still? Telling the truth of me – 😀

    Happy New Year, Judy. Thanks
    Tamrah Jo

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      1. TamrahJo

        Thanks for the reminder – which I worked this morning (longer than I should have!) Trying to make an image that encapsulates all I’m a thinking of, and wishing for others – thanks for saying out loud, it’s okay for me to take advantage of that stuff, too! In my world? So much to do to keep others from falling or being vulnerable, I, too, often have me own blind spots I have not yet, myself, re-written the ‘story of my life’ for my benefit – – -just yet – even as it gets adapted a bit, year by year – 😀

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