Friday, February 9, 2007

Good Morning

         Camouflage.  Notice the spots and colors on the leaf match closely the colors and spots on the frog.  I was thinking today, dangerous stuff here.  Looking at the picture of Anna Nicole Smith on the front page of AOL.  Thinking about how she was much prettier without all her makeup or camouflage on.  Wondering what type of person she was hiding under all that makeup and then started thinking about the camouflage all of us put of everyday.  Either with our makeup bags, our ward robes, our outward persona.  I think about the face I put forth at work and the way people perceive me.  They think I never lose my temper, or rarely do.  Actually that is probably true, LOL.  But I don't share much of my life with them.  I am probably more open in this journal then I have ever been.  Anyone else like that?  Does it make it easier writing your idea's and thoughts down then talking face to face?  Just wondering.

   Well, Rick made me Oatmeal.  More later maybe.

9 comments:

kirkbyj05 said...

Yes I am more open im my journal...perhaps that's because I can't be interupted in my thoughts or words as can happen face to face....Lol!   My family are finding out more about me this way than they ever knew.  Its quite a potent medium.  To thine own self be true... that's my motto.  My journal is my little bit of space and time to be me.   Jeanie xx

madcobug said...

Guess I am open most of the time since I am a stay at home person and am not around people much. Glad you knee is doing better. Helen

innxdoor said...

I agree with both of you. To thine own self be true! And I agree also with my family getting to know a part of me that is rarely seen! In my own journal I feel free in expressing my thought without interruption in face to face mettings so they know zactly how I'm feeling inside as well as out!  I always say it's much better being yourself that way what you say is exactly what others see :)))))) no frills, no decorations and no blarney! :)))))) God gives us each a new day...dealing with it encompasses love, joy, honesty, truth, loyalty and compassion. I hope your day is wonderful :)))))))) Doreen

lanurseprn said...

Definitely a different person at work, I am!!  I learned a long time ago that in ICU I have to appear as if I'm calm no matter what is going on.  The patients (and peers) look to us to do our job.  And we had BETTER look like we know what to do even if we're screaming on the inside for help!  Perception is everything.  At work, they always say I'm so "serious."  Quiet, serious, but with a sense of humor.  
But, here in J-Land, you guys know the real ME.  I've said things here that I'd never tell others.  You guys know the childlike traits, the insecurities I have....the real me.
And it's all ok.  
Enough of that I'll let you get back to your oatmeal LOL!
Pam

inquestoftruth said...

I guess I'm less likely to spill all in my journal....and sometimes I don't spill at all.     But get me started about Mr. Big, and I 'bout don't shut up!  lol    
I was saddened by Anna Nicole's death.   I was never a follower or even a fan, but I was, of course, aware of who she was.    What a tragic ending to a tragic life, and all the loose ends she left....
~Meg

jlocorriere05 said...

I think we all say so much more in our journals than we do in life. Maybe it's because we can write without interupption. If we were talking to someone they can interrupt and disagree, we don't get that here, we can write down our true feelings without anyone saying we're wrong, until we post it at least! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

nightmaremom said...

hmmmmm not sure I'm any different... I'm pretty private... quiet.. very quiet..
ok so I'm not quiet.  LOL...
great thought provoking entry
d
http://journals.aol.com/nightmaremom/Thisandthatandhockey/

rebuketheworld said...

yah know, I used to be a tell-all to anyone within the first moments of meeting someone. I dont do that anymore. Its not because I am afraid, or because I am ashamed its just people are so many shapes in terms of perceptions. I tire, from dialoguing to each shape so my story is understood. I figure, when the shape is right with someone, you can just tell it and they get it. I know its rare but that is what best friends are.

I thought it was very sad to hear about Anna dying. I wonder if she was really an old soul. Just felt tossed inside and never quite accepted by her or others. She was ditzsy but loved those around her. I think her son dying was outside of her being able to deal. I know it would be for me. I think she hid alot because she was insecure. Its just sad all around. ~Raven

cacklinrosie101 said...

Love the picture, Julie.  Myself...I find it much easier to express my thoughts in my journal.  It also appears to me that others are more able to express negative comments without fear of reprisal although I've haven't had to deal with this myself.  I think we all wear different faces in our lives according to the circumstances.  Chris