Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I is for ...

This "tag" is now part of a scrapbook layout.

Imagine … one of my favourite songs … a plea for world peace … beautiful in its simplicity

Imagine ...

Imagination … I think sometimes … I spend far too much time wandering … not lost, just wandering … in my imagination. It is one of the few places where I can experience a utopian existence … it’s very peaceful there, yet very colourful and playful as well … I think it’s a good place to visit …

In … I sometimes feel as if I am walking In through the Out door … yes, like the title of Led Zeppelin album … almost like a salmon swimming downstream while every other salmon is heading upstream … just that kind of “against the mainstream” bit of awkwardness … nothing big … it’s just a feeling. But for some reason … I literally usually do walk in through the out door … or try to. But there are also time when I try to walk out though the in door … these aren’t intentional … I just naturally gravitate towards the wrong door. I can’t tell you how many of times I have stopped in front of the doors at the grocery store, bags in hand … wondering why the door won’t automatically open … and I stand there, looking at the word In and try to process it. Usually about the only thing that saves me from this predicament is seeing someone else exit the store through the out door … my little light bulb clicks on, the misfiring in my brain temporarily stops and I hastily make my way out of the store, red faced yet again.
This building had no "in" sign ... lucky me!

Insecure … I am … but isn’t everyone? In some way … at least a little … right???

Inspire … everyday my family and friends inspire me to be the best person I can be … and I hope that I inspire them in turn.

This is an older layout, I was inspired by a song

Inspiration … I get inspiration from so many sources … from family, love, music, beauty, the earth and all of her glorious elements … life!

This is beauty

I am playing Alphabe-Thursday with Jenny Matlock … for other Great "G" words; check out the McLinky links on her blog.

Pssst, something you should know … I am loving this meme and I am thankful Jenny started it … I find myself looking forward to the next letter … And I do try to leave comments for everyone …sometimes it just takes me a few days to get around to you all. And thanks so much to those of you that leave comments for me, there have been some really wonderful responses to my ramblings and I completely appreciate it … and hopefully, by next week, I should have a whole lot more of my compendium done and photographed to share with you all.

25 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Jo, This week I watched the movie, "Imagine", a documentary about John Lennon with tons of vintage clips and told mostly by John Lennon himself. You might enjoy it. I LOVED IT!

My favorite graphic of yours this week was the eye.

You did a super job this week, but you always do!!

Don't think you're going to edge me out as teacher's pet. I'll stick chewing gum in your hair. Yes I will.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Yes, Imagine was a wonderful song. A very good selection of I words in your post today.

Every week I try and visit all the blogs, but as more get added to the list I find myself falling behind. I don't think I've ever made it to all of them, but I do try.

Viki said...

Great post. I love to imagine mostly about people. I once had this whole story in my mind about why someone was so sickly looking. It wasn't what I thought and then I was very surprised at what was really wrong LOL.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Your scrape book must look great!
I love the graphic with the eye,
very lovely.

Happy Thursday!

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MrsJenB said...

Great post today! Thought-provoking, because I see a lot of myself in what you wrote.

laterg8r said...

love the "eye" LO - very cool :D

totally cracked me up with your running into doors :D

Debbie said...

I love this meme too!!~ It is actually my favorite one to participate, as i learn something new everytime, and to see how creative we all get with the letters is a true INSpiration, Indeed!~

Jenny said...

I love it, too, Jo!

I am always amazed, astounded, enticed and intriqued with the vast array of posts that occur from the exact same starting point!

I always enjoy visiting you.

You always delight me!

A+

mbkatc230 said...

I love this meme too, and I love your choices for the letter I. I considered doing mine on the song Imagine also, it's one of my favorites. But that darn Indiana Jones wouldn't leave my head! Kathy

Riet said...

What a great post. I love this meme too and I am looking forward to the next letter every time. It is just that weeks go so fast.

jeff campbell said...

So many good "I"s...you hit on a number of them quite well...very nice post...thanks for the visit with my Insects...Peace

Short and Sweet said...

I, too, really like Imagine by John Lennon. Your "I" post today is very thoughtful and introspective.
Thank you,
Loretta

mrs. c said...

imagine has such a lovely method, just like your blog! I enjoy reading your posts and appreciate that you share you feelings and thoughts with your blog friends. I too look forward to Thursday and planning for the next posts. My hubby,tennesseemudbug, heard me talk so much about it that he had to join in too!

Amy said...

what a great way to see the letter "I" Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a great evening..

fickleinpink said...

very "I"maginative!

too late for me now to join for the "I" post, maybe on the "J"...

just bloghoppin' and so glad to stumble on this great blog! now a follower!

happy weekends

check out my my FFI

xoxo
fickle

Steph said...

What a great "I" post. The words you chose have so much meaning to them - on their own and as they are reflected in your life. It was fun to learn more about you and I especially enjoyed your thoughts on "in."

Izzy said...

I really look forward to reading your weekly Alphabe posts. So beautiful and inspiring. ((hugs))

lissa said...

yeah, those doors without signs are sometimes tricky, it happen to me a few times, love the imagine tag


great "I"s for alphabe-thursday & thanks for your visit

Mumsy said...

Beautiful post! All your "I" letters are Incredible, and thought provoking!

jaydubblah said...

Hi, good post I read it twice. Here is My I

mrs. c said...

I forgot to tell you, I used long grain white rice, that is what I found the cheapest at Dollar Tree and Big Lots. Really Big Lots was the better deal. didn't check Dollar General, my other favorite place.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What an incredible list of i words. Thanks for stopping by.

Amanda said...

I enjoyed your "ramblings" -- I always do. I had to chuckle about going out the in door-- I thought for a moment you were writing about me!

Melinda Cornish said...

I just love the song Imagine....I played it for my daughter when she was thirteen and she fell in love with it too...weird guy, John Lennon but beautiful message....

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hm...is there an "In/Out door" club membership? I tend to do this too!
Actually, there is one mall in Savannah, where there doors have handles on them so it "looks" like you need to pull them open, but they push out! They get me every time...and it drives me nuts! haha (maybe they have a hidden camera and watch all of us that pull instead of push!)

Blessings & Aloha!
(still trying to catch up on all the wonderful "I" posts!)