Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mystery Girl

I like to think I can get along with just about anyone.  That tendency is put to the test on a regular basis in my workplace, where I encounter community college students who come from a range of capabilities, backgrounds, ethnicities, classes, and worldviews.  And I love the challenge of finding something to appreciate about everyone one of them.  After all, God made each of them with His own hands.  There isn’t a single one who doesn’t have His fingerprints all over him or her. 

This person, though . . . . . well, let’s just say she puts that characteristic to the test.  When I was younger, I sort of liked her, in an admiring-from-a-distance, I-wanna-grow-up-to-be-just-like-her, gooey-eyed way.   With each passing year, though, she gets a little tougher for me to be around.  Truth be told, I’m not sure I like her all the time.   Just thinking about her brings the opening riff of David Bowie’s “Pressure” immediately to mind.  My heart rate goes up, my palms start sweating, and I feel a sudden compulsion to think about something--anything--else.

Only I can’t, because my mind is already churning . . . 

*     Is she really only one woman, or does she have clones hiding out somewhere?

*     Just how does she get all that stuff done everyday??

*     If I did decide to follow in her footsteps, how many months (or, more realistically, years) do I have to get through her “to do” list even one time?

*     Does she ever get plain old crabby?  I’ve never seen it, but come on.

*     Most importantly, when does the girl sleep?

Sometimes I put her on a pedestal; other times, she’s sort of a bad dream.  Most of the time I respect her, but sometimes I wish I’d never met her. 

And I can’t tell you how glad I am that she’s not on facebook.  I’d be blocking her updates for sure.

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Now my little rant is over, maybe you're feeling sorry for whomever triggered it. 

                     Or maybe you've figured out who she is.       

                                                                                  Any guesses?   

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If you need a hint (or want proof that any single gal deserves so much attention), click on a few of these links.  Because for the next 10 days, each of these writers (12 + me) will post one blog per day.  All about this one mysterious woman.

2 better than 1                  Satisfied by Love               Blessed Beyond Measure 
     Jennifer Sikora          Faith Filled Food for Moms        Karen Dawkins  



Before you start browsing, though, feel free to leave your best guess here.  

3 comments:

  1. Very interesting!! I really had to read closely and I do know who you are talking about. Great attention grabber.
    Jeannie

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  2. Ha! Great post! I love the way you posed the questions and I definitely relate to how you feel about her! I look forward to reading more...

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