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Did Eve Eat a Fig?

My talking about my old fig trees got me thinking this morning. What doesn't get me thinking? (hahaha) Actually, the thought popped into my head right after I got out of bed at 6:30 (!) and started making my coffee. I thought about how much I try to live without regrets.

I flashed back to around fifteen years ago when I worked two and three jobs and was going through a really bad time. I had a part-time job at night (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) and my sleep was forever out of whack. In frustration I got out of bed one morning and went to sit on my porch to read the paper and have coffee.

Suddenly, a neighbor from across the street emerged from my backyard with a container of figs from my trees. She stuttered and started when she saw me and said that the previous occupants had let her help herself.

I'm not a hateful person and just said something like, "Well, it's all right but you could have asked first." I don't think she ever came back again.

This older lady may be alive or not, I don't know. All I wish is that I'd gone over when I was feeling better and brought her a sample jar of my own fig preserves. I've had many regrets in my life, like most people, and they usually come back to me at the oddest times.

I try to be better these days. Sometimes it seems all in vain; many times I get some measure of satisfaction. I still do it, however, or at least try. I kind of like it, and, anyway, I don't like feeling bad about myself. Probably one day I'll be someone else's regret and I'll come back to pinch their toes at 6:30 in the morning. I wish it wasn't so--- for both parties.

Here's a little quiz from el_jefe and countessgregula:

HASH(0x8c9ae5c)
You're an introvert. You love the arts and express
yourself best artistically, be it painting,
drawing, singing, sculpting, writing, or
dancing. You have a huge imagination. This
can make you a bit paranoid and high-strung,
but it's also a great asset as it helps you to
see many points of view other than just your
own.


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el_jefe59
Dec. 20th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
Ah, a fellow introvert!
aspoor
Dec. 21st, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
HASH(0x859a448)
You're a wise old-soul. You love to learn. You
probably get a lot of guff for being a bit of a
geek, but it's alright because you're one step
ahead of the people who call you that. You
like things organized and scheduled. You need
to loosen up a bit though. While life is about
learning, it's also about learning to have fun.


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metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 21st, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
Learning new things can be fun... I think it also adds to our appreciation of things and enjoyment whenever we're letting our hair down.
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