Friday, August 6, 2010

This is me


Please don't judge me on how I look. I know I don't look like much. At first glance, all you see is an old rusted exterior. My fingers are bony and knotted with arthritis. My hair is dried up, like an old coat of peeling paint. My shoulders are covered with freckles from years of sun exposure.

Take the time to get to know me. Don't just walk on by. I'm filled with laughter, warmth, life. What I hold inside is so much better than how I appear.

Get to know me. And I'll get to know you. I'll trade secrets and share laughs with you, let you drink my water and hopefully you'll feel refreshed just by my presence. All I ask is you don't judge me on how I look until you get to know me. Then you can see me and truly appreciate the years, and know the story behind every scratch, bruise and scar.

This is Magpie 26. This post was written based on my inspiration on the watering can pictured above. It's not a zany hilarious or suspenseful story I invented. It's just a simple thought that came to me when I looked at this image. Click here to find out how you can write your story behind this picture.

17 comments:

  1. I loved this .... when I saw Willow's photo I also thought about myself as an aging woman ~ not wanting to be overlooked!

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  2. Wow! Such wisdom perfected by age and time.

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  3. My mental Miss Nikki has freckles, and I love them..

    Great post.

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  4. true,
    getting to know one's heart and inner world maybe the way out for a beautiful relation...

    excellent story!

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  5. @ Helen: we never want to be overlooked, do we? Funny how as we age we still see ourselves as we WERE but others see the old us...
    @ Holly: aaahhhh, thanks! Seems like I haven't (cyber) seen you in a while, I miss you!
    @ Arian: thanks! and welcome to my cyber house...
    @ Jennifer: actually, I've had those freckles forever, just thought they'd fit in the story (hee hee, yeah I've got freckles, but only on my shoulders, weird hunh?, but they're cute like me!)
    @ Jingle: thanks! i love getting compliments, i react much better to positive shit than hurtful stuff, don't hurt me! :o)

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  6. What a great lesson! I know just what you mean. I work with Hospice and often wonder about the inner lives of the elderly. Sadly, when I am in contact with them I rarely have the chance to get to know them well.

    www.angiemuresan.com

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  7. Well done! And so true. So true.

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  8. we do well to slow down and get to know people...

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  9. I can certainly relate to this one! Great take on the prompt.

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  10. I will remember. If you promise to get to know me too...

    Lovely!

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  11. ah. very nice...yes there is more than the eye can see behind every thing and every person...stories to tell and yours said nicely...great magpie.

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  12. So many things ignored or tossed because of aging. Well said!

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  13. a simple thought very well written - good work girl!

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  14. very nice, get to know me....love that...bkm

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  15. "What I hold inside is so much better than how I appear."
    How true. Thanks for sharing.

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