Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Let's Get Physical

I got this photo from my sister Louie through email. It is a funny one. I like it for many reasons: 1. It reinforces that timing is everything, 2. I can look at the street where we grew up-- houses, yards, a familiar scene that brings up memories and 3. I can reflect on and appreciate true style-- whether it be clothing or body expression-- ya just can't beat it.

It also reminds me that I am a very physical being. I experience my world through touch and connect to people, places and things tactily. As I become more and more cerebral, I am reminded not to lose "touch" with my physical side. Increasing physicalness can take many forms: walking the stairs at work, playing in the snow, participating in tag games, doing crunches, massaging others, hugging friends, welcoming handshakes, pick up your step from place to place, stretching, etc.

It is interesting to me that I need to remind myself about what I consider my true nature. I suppose we all lose ourselves at times. Sometimes a picture or a circumstance can awaken us as we view ourselves from the outside in. Thanks Lou!

5 comments:

Mars Girl said...

Are you the tall skinny girl? Is that Louie in the communion dress? That's a great picture!

When I look at the faded colors of these types of pictures, I almost unconsciously believe the world was painted that color in the 1970s. Even though I lived through half the 70s and know this isnt true. When I used to look at my mom's black and white pictures from her childhood, I used to think she grew up in a black and white world... ;)

Erin said...

Yes I am the tall skinny girl. I don't think I was that tall for my age, but I am the oldest in my family.

Our street looked so sunny and inviting. It warmed my heart to remember playing games on the lawn.

Tiff said...

What a great neighborhood, and this picture brings back a lot of memories for me as well, with the dress style and cars and stuff.
I think you're right, sometimes we kind of lose who we once were. We should all take a look back into childhood and attempt to get some of that back...

Chris said...

Wow... looking at this picture I can see my house. My sister's car is in the driveway and my Mom's car parked in front. This couldn't have been taken too long before we met.

Erin said...

Yes Chris! Brings back memories.