Friday, November 11, 2005

My Relationship with Me

I’ve always been slight of frame, long of limb. Long legs, long arms, long fingers that people compliment. Long feet my brothers won’t let me forget.

This afternoon I noticed I have long toes. It makes total sense. It fits proportionately.

I don’t know what to do with this new information. How could I have lived this long and not seen this before? I really don’t like this feeling of not knowing things. What other things about me have I not noticed?

I’m sure at some point I found myself fascinating. Where did the spark go? Does this mean I’m boring? Did I waste the best years of my life?

I need to sit myself down to have a serious conversation about my relationship with me.
—me strauss Letting me be

34 comments:

garnet david said...

Oh yes, the toes tells us whats they knows!

Sparks. I thought that's what we're doing here, more or less. Seeing ourselves in the mirror of all of us, reflected in the little sparks that happen when least expected.

I'm glad you like my new subheader.
(I've been meaning to tell you...)

hugs,G

ME Strauss said...

Hi G-

Sparks and Sparkles now there's a title for you to play with. Lighting up the sky--sparking and sparkling. That's a lovely thought. Don't you think?

Liz

Lee said...

I have long toes too, and I didn't know until my girlfriend gave me a pedicure *blushes*

I have just found your blog a few minutes ago, it is fantastic and at times profound.

I really do feel lucky that I found it.

ME Strauss said...

Welcome, Lee,
When you get to know the people who hang out around here, you'll like it more.

I feel lucky that you like it here.

smiles,
Liz

mergrl said...

Liz
thanks for the great post and the wise words, we should all take some time to get to know ourselves, never know what you might find.

so did you ever get that nap :0)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Mergrl,

Thank you, no nap--a bubble bath instead. :)

mergrl said...

sounds divine :0)

ME Strauss said...

It sure beat working. :)

The Hungry Writer said...

Yes. It's scary, though. sitting down with ones self and having a good decent conversation. I've had some "hello's" and "take care's" conversations with self, but no deep, loving, thoughful ones. Timely post.

Cheryl said...

You see colours and feelings and reactions and opportunities and hope and stories and ifs and wishes and detail.

All I'm saying is maybe you've been too busy looking up, is all - and some of us don't have the necks to do that in the first place :-)

Enjoy your long, elegant, balletic toes!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Hungry,
I appreciate you taking the time to stop by. I'm worried that after all off these years together I might have lost interest in me.

We'll work it out I think.

smiles,
Liz

ME Strauss said...

Hi Cheryl,

You make me feel so silly sitting here laughing with my compyter at 4;30 in the morning. Laughing because what you say is so thoughtful, sweet, and Cheryl to me-- and that feels so good I laugh.

Smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

Good Morning

Um I've got the long arms, long legs, tall body...and then the totally mysterious part...small feet. Totally out of proportion :) Actually the feet are normal size...it's my toes that are really short. And if it makes you feel better I never realized it either till last summer. Go Figure. I was with you on thinking I actually knew me :)

I still wonder where my balance comes from with such short toes (especially with Ballet :))

ME Strauss said...

Hi JM,
That not only makes me feel better. It makes me giggle too. What fun it was to read that.

thank you,
Liz

Indeterminacy said...

With all due respect, in that Shtikl comic I have trouble finding all those long limbs. Are you sure you have them?

toadman said...

Over the years, I've turned from a well built and strong young man, to a weak and pear shaped old man.

I don't enjoy looking in the mirror in the bathroom anymore. But I enjoy looking in the mirror in my mind alot more than I used to...it's some sort of trade off, I think.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Indie

Well, it is possible that they all could be just a fig newton of my insinuation. But then why would my brothers tease me about them?

smiles
Liz

ME Strauss said...

Hi TM,
THAT is a lovely way of expressing how it feels.
Thank you for that.
smiles,
liz

Doug said...

Liz, meet Liz.. Yeah, the blond with the long toes.

ME Strauss said...

Why, Doug,
I didn't know you knew Doug,
Well, I didn't know you knew Doug either.
Whell I don't. Well Either do I.
Well he seems to know both of us.

HI Doug,
Welcome,
We like to have fun here.
Sounds like you do too.
smiles,
liz

easywriter said...

This was fun, and meaningful all at the same time. How do you do that? lol

I've tried those self to self conversations they never, ever work. :o)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Easy,
If the conversation's not working, it's probably because you're taking yourself too seriously. :)

Smiles,
Liz

Doug said...

Thanks, Liz. I'm all for fun.

Oh, and "neither do I" That must have been writer Liz, not editor Liz.

ME Strauss said...

Oh Doug
You're so right, That writer only cares about expression herself.

Well that editor talks of commas, and nothing else.

smiles,
Liz

Anonymous said...

> "I need to sit myself down to have a serious conversation about my relationship with me."

Hi!

Aren't tall people supposed to be in prorportion? ( & no, imo you're not too tall.) Tall means long legs, long arms, long fingers, long feet, even long toes!

Instead of a conversation w/ yourself, why not just take a nap & tell your brain to resolve the issue while you're asleep? Works for me... but then you know me...

You mentioned new medication.
Maybe it's not all it's cracked up to be?

E

ME Strauss said...

Hi E-Crayon,
I have no problem being in proportion. I'm just surprised that I never noticed something before. That's not a worry caused by medication. That's caused by me ignoring me.

smiles,
Liz

Betty said...

When I was very young I named each of my fingers. I have often wondered what happened to that self-appreciation. I need a serious conversation with me too.

The Hungry Writer said...

Oh my sweet me strauss,
I could never forget the one who nurtured such a naive blogger as myself. I would stil have a skewed blog if it wasn't for you.

-Lane

ME Strauss said...

Hi Betty,
What a cool thing to do. I once wrote a kids book about a girl who named all of her toes. People looked at me weird when I had that idea.

smiles,
Liz

ME Strauss said...

Oh Lane,
We could never have such a sweet talented writer out in the cold on the streets of Chicago. I would never ever forgive myself. :)

I really like having you here.
smiles,
Liz

Silvermoon said...

Everyone should talk to themselves and with deep introspection or humor. The voices in my head told me so! ;)

ME Strauss said...

The voice in my head says hello to the voice in your head. :)

anu said...

I cannot decide whether i love reading your blog more or your comments liz.

:)

ME Strauss said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. We're a fine group that hangs out under these posts. Aren't we? I often feel like we're sitting around a campfire talking.

smiles,
Liz