Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Another Note & a New List

I remember lying on my bed as a child, staring up at the textured ceiling, making patterns and watching them move. I spent a lot of time day dreaming. I even made a list of all the things I was going to do in my life. Speak 5 languages fluently. Visit every continent. Lots and lots of travel. I think I have always associated adventure with travel, but then I did grow up thinking that Indiana Jones was the epitome of what a man should be. And luckily I married an older man who is even handsomer and smarter and tougher than Indiana Jones (snakes don't bother Jack Bauer).

So this morning, I am reading my emails and my Note from the Universe. And yep, I couldn't help but laugh.

Remember long, long ago, when you were considering living the "Potential Adventures of Butterfly Wife," among an infinite array of other choices, how you suddenly turned to me and asked deadpan, "How much trouble could I get into, anyway?"

Do you?

Do you remember my reply, Butterfly Wife?

I told you it would depend on a good number of factors, not the least of which would include climate change, geological pressures, celestial weather patterns, the star you're born under, political friction on the street, worthiness, luck, fate, or the mood I'm in.

At which point we both burst out laughing so hard we almost needed stitches.

Like a hyena,
The Universe

P.S. Butterfly Wife, NOTHING can keep you from the life you want. You are soooo worthy.

My initial reaction was to wonder where I had put that list I made as a child. But better yet, I think I will just make a new list. Let's see. What to add. Hmmm. This might take some time.

The New Adventures of Butterfly Wife.
  • Live in a foreign country.
  • Learn another language.
  • Make someone smile everyday.
  • Write a book.
  • Sell a photograph.
That seems like a good start. What would you put on your list of New Adventures?