The machine I am working on is new, so I don’t have many of my pictures on there. So, I searched for one that most represents me. Gosh this sun picture is just killing me. Will I get through this?
This picture is perfect for expressing me.
This is sad, but I moved my screen down, so these two pictures won’t hurt my eyes. I must be a weeny! In truth, Sjogren’s Syndrome leaves your eyes dry, plus my tear plugs are goopy -so light hurts!
Why did I choose this picture? When my first-born child was born, Sis -I always sang to her the sunshine song. Becoming a mother was the brightest moment in my life -thus far. She is still my sunshine, 37 years later.
So, what bright sunny entity am I obsessed with, which I can write about?
Well, nothing! You see -I don’t spend much time directly out in the sun. I love the shade of the trees. When I am forced to be out in the sun -I carry an umbrella. I know -carrying umbrellas is old-fashioned. My girls constantly make fun of me.
I love the umbrella. I guess this is the girly side of me. Ladies of the court, always carried an umbrella -keeping their skin pale and healthy. Well, I can’t say my skin is healthy -but it is pale.
It isn’t that I especially love pale skin -it is just what I was born with, so I do my best to protect it. At my age, nothing helps. I wake up each morning, and praise myself with the same words, “You are the most beautiful today, you will be for the rest of your life.”
At one time, I was very pretty. Now, I am old and getting older. Humbling!
So back to the umbrella. I’ve actually been toying with the idea of starting a business re-creating antique umbrella’s. I love the design and elegance of the older styles. I have several, that I attempt to coordinate with my outfit.
My umbrella’s -or Um Brella -I like to call them, would not be the plain solid colors of those currently being made. I want my umbrella’s to have bright flowers, like the sunflower -covering the top.
Beautiful scenery’s can adorn both the top and bottom. Creative business logos with a flair, can be added. Imagine your book cover on top, and a scene from the book, inside. Alternatively, your favorite movie!
How about your favorite performers? Of course, I would have Shinee on top and Choi Min Ho staring down at me. I would never put the thing away! Okay, I did mention it would have to be something I’m obsessed with -so cut me some slack here.
My last idea -a picture of your family. I could take a picture of my eldest daughter surrounded by the sunflower, and carry it around for the world to see. Sis, I think…you are my sunshine!