Posted by: roughwighting | August 10, 2012

Who Am I? Who Are You?

Who Am I?I’m a curly-haired woman who loves fairytale fantasy, long walks along the water, communing silently with babies and animals, and reading for hours in a deep plush chair while sipping Tropical Green tea.

I dislike vapid vain chatter; inconsiderate drivers who turn without blinking; wayward souls who act as if they run the world; grocery carts with broken wheels; men who pinch women’s rears (yes, still!); unanswered e-mails; unplucked eyebrows; arguments; orange vests; and fruit drinks.

My heart soars with the soft, whisper-filled kisses of little ones; a sun salutation on a Hawaiian beach; a spontaneous loud laugh m&m'sfrom a coworker; a handful of M&M’s, particularly the green or blue ones; a sudden embrace from my irreplaceable guy.

The sounds I most enjoy: the swish of pens on paper (and the clack of a laptop) during one of my creative writing classes; the pounding surf on the New Jersey seashore; the beat of a Beatles tune; the bark of Henry, the dog, as he sits in front of his cookie jar,; the beginning melody of The Nutcracker Suite ballet; the soft plop of an omelet-filled plate placed in front of me at a sunny San Francisco corner café; the ‘hello Pammy’ call from my effervescent magnetic mom.

Hawaiian beach, solitude, happiness, loveLife is worthwhile because of soft classical music on a cold Sunday morning; two-hour conversations with a long-time friend; a tall diffident son who stares deeply into my eyes and says, ‘Love you, Mom’; a 2-year-old grandchild who sits quietly, attentively on my lap while listening to Good Night Moon; a foggy afternoon writing stories about people I’ve never met; a man who runs out to buy my special Earl Gray tea latte, non-fat milk with foam at 6:15 in the morning; a beautiful daughter who wears her heart on every sleeve and her love in her morning glory eyes.

That’s who I am.

Who are you?


  1. This piece was like a warm bath for my soul and made me think about all those wonderful moments and people that and love and appreciate. Thank you Pam!

    • “A warm bath for the soul” – wow, I love that. Can I use it sometime? :+0 Thanks so much. I think we should all bathe our souls more often.

  2. That was another excellent post today. Thanks so much for sharing. Keep up the fantastic job.

    It pays to write:

    Writers Wanted – Writing Jobs Available

    • Much thanks for the encouragement and compliment.

  3. Pam, I don’t know you, but I know what serenity is, and you seem to have a soul full of it. Thanks for a beautiful post.

    • Thank YOU. I’m working on the serenity – it’s a peaceful, joyful place to be!

  4. I’m simply a woman with a passion for “Keeping Spirits Alive” by teaching and inspiring daughters to keep their mothers’ spirits alive. Pam, your story in my book was so filled with your mother’s spirit that I practically think I know her! Loved this post.

    • Yes, your passion has encouraged many a writer. Having my mom/daughter story in your book is one of the high points of my writing career so far.

  5. Aw, now I’m all mushy and need a hug from my main man. Thanks for poetry from the heart.

    • ohhh, I love that – poetry from the heart. Bet your man appreciates your special type of poetry. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

  6. Wonderful! Vapid – good word :)

    – Leslie

    • Thanks! And fortunately none of our co-friends/colleagues are vapid in any sense of the word.

  7. Lovely.

    I am the same things as you . . . with straight hair.

    Off topic, but is the photo at the top of your blog San Francisco bay?

    • I love that we are soul e-friends! (And I’ve ALWAYS wanted straight hair.)

      Yes, I took the photo – it’s Richardson Bay, which connects at the left with S.F. Bay.

  8. <3

    • Ahhh, a heart! I had to squint my eyes until I saw the shape. Much like life, huh? Sometimes we look too hard, when we should let things blur around us to see the full spirit. xo

  9. Just reading your post made me feel calmer. I am fire and emotion wrapped up in air and magic. I’m always looking for places to ground myself, and today your post provided me a landing spot. Thanks!

    • I feel like I’m more water and magic (I’m a Pisces) but I’ve been called ‘airy,’ so I’m thrilled I could help ground you. Thank you for the compliment!

      BTW, I love the Franklin quote on your blog. :+)

  10. That was beautiful! I’m keeping this as a reminder of my wonderful friend Pam and also to remember to be grateful for all the good things just an ordinary day can hold. Love it.
    Anna Marie

    • Thank goodness for ordinary days and extraordinary friends and writers like you!!

  11. I have nominated you for an award please pop by and collect it when you get chance

    • THANK YOU!! Now, when I figure out how to put the Award on my blog, and then spend time like you did to share it around, I’ll be a happy woman.

  12. A wonderful description beautifully written.

    • Thank you ! It’s fun (if a bit solipsistic) describing ourselves, isn’t it? :+0

  13. Pam, such beautiful, rich descriptions! I love reading your posts. Would your husband mind running out and picking me up a cappuccino? I could use one right about now…

    • If he lived in your neck of the woods, I’m sure he would !! :+)

  14. Aw, you are my soul mate, Pam! Your post just brightened up my day (uh, I mean, night). It the little things like this that make life wonderful. :)

    P.S.: I love Good Night Moon.

    • I bet you love how the moon brightens up a night too, just as I do. Moon sisters. Thank you SO much for commenting.

  15. Being a fellow Pisces, I was able to bask in the beauty of your words and know exactly how you feel, as I have often felt as you do. Thanks for sharing your poetry in motion. :)

    • Thank YOU for joining me in our writing journey, discovering other like-minded souls. Wonderful.

  16. Hi there a mutual follower (if that’s such a expression) said that he recommended my book cover blog – to you – just thought I would drop you a quick note to say hi. HI!

  17. Sweet, warm, thanks for sharing:-) I am…hmmm, depends when you ask me and what I’m doing at the time on one level but more deeply, I’m a soul on a journey home through the adventure of life.

    • Ohhh, I really like that explanation: “a soul on a journey home through the adventure of life.” EXACTLY!

  18. Heh, sounds like you have all the fun… I mean, less the getting yer butt pinched while maneuvering heavy trafficked shopping areas with a “Ker-PluNker” shopping cart.. I hate those things too… I should start a business repairing shopping cart wheels at Walmart.

    • I think that would be a busy business. Try my local grocery store too, would you? :-)

  19. Much of this I would have guessed, Pam…you are a lovely soul! As for me, I hope people can learn a lot about me through my photos.

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