life, lime and lemons

if life gives you lemons, make lemonade, find someone whose life gives you vodka, and have a party

Its funny how the dark always overshadows the light March 21, 2010

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Human behaviour is strange that way. It always lets the sad overshadow the joy. Your list of the good is endless but a single crack can crumble it all down. Shouldnt happiness have the power to not let the challenges overwhelm it? Shouldnt it kick the sad right out of your life?

 

Lost and still looking…… March 13, 2010

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This is not me. The snapping, the anger, the irritation, the uncertainity, the choking feeling.

It used to me. The louder than necessary laughter, the madness, the smiles and giggles, the playfulness, the humour.

I miss me.

 

The move here…. June 18, 2009

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Its a move I have been contemplating for a while now…..

Finally here!

Over the next few days, you may witness changes to the blog as I experiment and explore and settle down. Hopefully it doesnt discourage you too much to stick around. If it does, lets just remind you …….its still me!! 🙂

 

 

What I want to know….. April 6, 2009

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It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you’re telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it’s not pretty, every day, and if you can source your own life from its presence.I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.It doesn’t interest me who you know, or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.It doesn’t interest me where and what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

From the book —The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Harper San Francisco 1999

This has been reproduced from a friend’s blog. Since its a private blog, I am not acknowledging/linking it. If I was as articulate, these are the words I would have used for the thoughts running through my mind.
 

Such a cliche’ and yet….. February 24, 2009

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Everything happens for a reason.

Que Sera Sera.

If it is meant to be, it will be.

They all sound like such cliches’……
Is there any truth to them?

 

So, would you? September 11, 2008

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The WHAT in the air now? August 25, 2008

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Someone shared this with me today at work. It was one of those random things you find when you are seriously researching an entirely different topic. A rather serious work-related topic. (I am sure it was) I doubt he thought it would lead to this post or well, the thoughts in my head.

“Love” is in the air, but nowhere in sight.”
Sad, unfortunate but rather true for the current times. I dont mean to spark off a debate on love. What I am wondering about isnt about love.

What I am saying is that no one seems to be having Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Affairs to Remember anymore. Now we think. We analyse. We reflect. That call, this mail, that gesture, this question…….should I? should’nt I? Whatever happened to saying as you felt it; doing coz you believed it; asking coz you wanted it?

Why can’t I see it anymore? Did the romance cease to exist in our world or have I become too blind?