First grade, I did NOT want to go to school. Initially, I begged and pleaded with my parents to let me. I so wanted to be where my brothers and sisters were, until the time came to actually go. It took a week to get me there.
I cried my eyes out, but several young girls’ interest were piqued by my distress and came to my rescue. One of those kind souls was Mary McDonald. Today, she is a certified yoga laughter instructor.
By third grade, I had many friends of which I was loyal to. If one of my friends were being harassed by someone, I would straighten them out. One day in fourth grade I was told I would never have a boyfriend. That ended my short term career as a bodyguard. I outran the neighborhood boys. Barefoot.
I have a quirky sense of humor, but trust me, if I disliked you, you would’ve known it. If you had a kink in your armor, I would find it, and I would be sure everyone else knew about it too.
Maybe someday, you may see your name in my blog, maybe not, but the one thing you will NEVER see is something you did or said to me in confidence.
I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. If you won my trust, whatever secrets you revealed to me, are still locked inside. Whether it was something you told me only last month, or 40 years ago. It’s not for me to question, but to hold for safekeeping.
A true Aquarian, a humanitarian at heart. I may be many things, but one constant remains. Honor is at the forefront to me. My word is my world. Without honor, who are you?
You can breathe a sigh of relief. Where was I….oh! I’m a smart ass, but who are you??? ( My homage to Emily Dickinson – I told you I was quirky 😉 )
The Charge of the Light Brigade