Thursday, June 25, 2009

Out with the Old, In with the New

Yesterday, I stepped out on the front porch to have my first ciggie of the day, and found this "gift" laying on the steps.

Of course, my initial reaction was EEEEEEK! I have a SNAKE! Living near my house!

Which of course, is insane, because we are surrounded by woods, ponds and other flora which promote snake-life, so the idea of a SNAKE actually living in this woodland paradise isn't that far-fetched.

Nor is it exactly comforting, but whatever. In the 4.5 years we've lived here I've never seen evidence of a snake, until now.

And you know what they say about snakes. If you see one, that's ENOUGH! LOL

But, in the interest of laziness, I've left the snakeskin lying (laying? hmmm) out there, and I've spent a fair amount of time outside in the last couple days, so I've seen it more than twice.

I got to thinking about that snake. I'm sure it's not an exactly pleasant experience to shed one's skin. And, I'm sure he picked the concrete, a rather less comfortable place for a snake than say, the WOODS, in order to facilitate this process.

Which led me to thinking about FM and my life right now.

Although I don't think we are as creepy as snakes, it may be time for us to shed our own exterior skins in exchange for newer, brighter, better fitting ones.

It may be painful for a while (I'm actually quite sure it's going to be), but in the end we will walk away with a fresh new skin.

Thanks Mr. Garter Snake for the life lesson. I'm glad I didn't immediately throw your old protective covering into the trash, but instead let it sit there and remind me that sometimes change IS for the better.


Kay's Spot said...

Ah yes, but you are less slippery my dear.

Anonymous said...

So.....What's going on?? What's new, or is it all new?? ...or perhaps we are "rediscovering" the old! Whatever..... The only I know is that whatever, wherever, you've got a story to tell.

.........Tell it!!


Anonymous said...

Hey Doll, I have enjoyed your writing, your photos, your wit, your fearless adventurism, your school girl devotion, did I mention your photo essays? Didn't check you out every day, but I miss you and your cocky little stories......shameless too I might add.

So, if the world has changed, tell it!! Someone is listening!

Boy Howdy.............