Sunday, 22 April 2012

Jacqueline I Presume

After Carol picked up Matthew, the dogs and I went for a long walk to the bottom of my garden. Around the pristine dams before development and roads get bulldozed through the lovely veld smack in the middle of the northern suburbs. Oh well enjoy the peace and wild open spaces while it lasts.

I bumped into Jacqueline, my neighbor taking her dogs for a walk and later Samantha and her group of dog walkers with whom I tagged along for a bit. They were enjoying the Sunday afternoon walk in pristine Highveld landscape so close yet so far from the madding crowd of Johannesburg.

Three hours later, I was back on my patio, sitting on a deck chair with an ice cold coke in hand, enjoying another awesome sunset. While the sage words of Marilyn Monroe came whispering to me as the setting sun turned the dotty clouds burnt orange. This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're going to fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

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