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?

57 thoughts on “Who Am I? 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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. :+)

  4. 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

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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 never replied to this – I personally know that not only do people learn about you through your photos — they learn a lot about LIFE through your photos and the accompanying quotes.❤

    • Well, thanks for chiming in here, Bruce. Is Good Night Moon in YOUR library? I think it’s not necessarily just for children. In fact, it’s better than a night time shot or even a cup of chamomile tea.🙂

  8. The sound of pen on paper is also very exciting for me – but in a different direction. I always have the need to draw or to write; it’s an constant urge that makes it sometimes very difficult for me.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope it was a good stop-over for you. I enjoyed your “about page”….My Uncle Tony is NOT one to pluck his eye-brows (looks a little like a small ape, but what can I say? He’s a sweetheart of a guy!) You look very East coast to me or Italian or both. Where are your roots? (If I may be so bold as to ask?)

    • Somehow I’m just finding your comment here. I may be a writer, but I’m not a techno writer. :-0 No insult meant toward your Uncle Tony, I assure you! I was raised in the East Coast, lots of Dutch/English blood in me, with a tad German perhaps. no Italian, but I married one. Does that count?😉

  10. you don’t look like you are a grandmom. What a lively introduction, loved to know more about you. I also dislike many things especially people who think they own the world. Look forward to reading more from you.🙂

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