Friday, February 03, 2012
what is REAL?
Joining in with the community at thegypsymama to write for 5 minutes today.
The theme? Real
Real... is it the fog outside my window that matches the fog inside my head? Is real what I see or what I feel or both?
Real... is it the fact that I can now see the entire floor to my laundry room? We went 30 hours without clean dish towels. Not that we really needed them... not sure I did dishes in that time. Instead it was run here, go there, eat out, eat pb&j. It's my reality... my real. It's not the Norman Rockwellish, June Cleaver look that is in my head of all five of us sitting down for a beautiful meal every. single. meal. Nope... real is the mountain of laundry that I conquered this morning to be able to see that floor and real is having clean dish towels for today.
Real... is it what I project my life when I blog? Do others read my blog and see what I want them to see? Do they see Martha Stewart or do they see the chaos/mess that is my life... my real?
Real... do I let others see my real in REAL life? Do I try to cover up the real with the cosmetic fake to look like the dutiful wife, good mom, obedient Christian, successful homeschooler? Yes... I do try to cover up my warts, zits and blemishes but often my make-up runs off and I'm left standing in a puddle facing the real.
Real... it's all of this and more.
care to jump in with the 5 Minute Friday community?