Thursday, March 19, 2009

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It Means To Me

Detox day seven and am doing well. Have snuck in an milk arrowroot biccie (never sure how to spell bicky, bici, bicy, biccy - oh, you know what I mean) and two small pieces of beef from a yummy casserole I made tonight but I'm just such a good cook it was too hard to resist. Well, either that or I just needed a small but effective iron kick. Yeah, I think I'll go with that story.

Am thinking about respect today. This is another of those wonderfully subjective concepts that can cause havoc when misaligned. Why is it that sometimes we can get over slights on our respect scale but other days we feel the need to enforce the boundaries? Why is it also that the line in the sand that is drawn by us but also by those around us seems to be more pronounced at some times as opposed to others? And if we can get over things one day, why should we let them bother us so much on other days?

The key to it all, of course, is communication. That diabolical foe that lurks surreptitiously behind every cold shoulder yet pounces from the razors edge with fangs bared and talons drawn only to purr and sing and ponder and preach and question and query and quibble as it's whims may please?

Yeah, nah (that's one of my very most favourite phrases, by the way - so versatile!), sometimes communication is the key but it doesn't always fit the lock, or maybe there are so many doors that you never know which one it will open or what you will find behind each of them.

It's still a good place to start and I live in utmost hope that one of these days, just maybe, I will start taking my own advice.

Until then, I'm gonna keep doing the independent me thing and continue chasing the things that I believe I need in my life at the moment. The rest will sort itself out in time, I'm sure.


Lisa said...

respect is a biggy- sometimes, most of the time, respecting yourself is more important than respecting others...but..its a curly one for sure xx

Sarah said...

Communication and hormones!! I agree repect is huge. Communicating our boundries is huge too - almost as big as keeping them!!!
I love your writing!! You use words in such delicious ways!!

Renee said...

What a thoughtful post. I'm now thinking.....

Maybe somedays our egos are bigger than on other days. If we could leave them at the door sometimes, wouldn't that be great.

I am the biggest most humoungous fan of R E S P E C T.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Michelle said...

I believe that respect is THE key to all relationships, including that with our self.

Respect communicates itself does it not :)

John said...

Sometimes, I don't know what to say, so I write people things. Not as snappy as "Hi", but...

Well, anyway, thought you'd like this one:

Make a puzzle of my words,
a small wonderland in a sentence,
watch my letters play.

Watch the sounds and syllables
dance and frolic
through the overgrown jungles of the empty page.

These are my raiding parties,
these magic-sculpted letters,
guarding small pieces of mystery from unwanted legislation.

I am the unwritten law
and the escape clause,
hiding in a miracle
one day at a time

while the world tries to iron out its magic words.

Natalie said...

Yeah,nah is one of my faves too!
Often yeah, i hear you but no, I don't think so.
OR just generalised confused ideas colliding in my brain!

Another wonderful post, as Sarah said - your way of expressing is indeed delicious.xx