Me and the Letter M


I volunteered to respond to a letter meme, from Heather on her site: extemporaneous. I must write about at least ten things I love that begin with the letter M.

I do not “love” Money, but living on a very limited budget does get me to hankering for a bit more of the substance when my eye is caught by this or that, especially when the this or that would make my life a bit easier or more beautiful.

I do however, love the way my Mind works. It is, most often, filled with the flitting and fluttering of butterfly wings, as things enter on the left side, but then are carried to the right where all of the connections and associations are gathered on those little wings, and deposited to make, to create, give birth to a much fuller, broader reality.

I love Montana and Mountains. Took road trips there to commit gluttony of the eye, and was endlessly aware of those indigo blue peaks in the distance and the avalanche of white clouds spilling over their upper most edges, like white water rapids whirling and churning in eagerness to seek its lowest levels.

On most occasions, I love my Memories and explore them fondly, play with them, even heal them by changing the end of the story, right here in the present moment. That is soul satisfying.

I also love Manicotti and Mexican food, especially chimmy changas with lots of cheese and spices.

And I dearly love my Mother, and loved her Mother for making her. Although I loved my children, I didn’t always love being their Mother, but love being the grandMother of many Munchkins who bring a particular delight without the incredible responsibility that goes with that terrirory.

I love Meandering down curving back country roads, especially through tunnels of trees and the shadowy leaf patterns they create, that dance across the hood of the car as its passes through their presence.

I love the Meanings of words and many other topics, love to seek out and find what they meant in all their other lives, and how they have been changed to mean other things in this one.

I love several different kinds of Music and have come to know that many of the lyrics I Memorized as a child, shaped the philosophy of the adult I have become.

I love Murder Mysteries, love the challenge of following the clues and knowing before the author gets there, just who done it.

I do not love Multiplicity because of the horrific pain that creates it, but I do have, and cherish, the friends I have who are Multiples, and all that they have taught me about being strong in the broken places, how creativity heals, loving life enough to live it as fully as possible, all the wisdom to be found in laughter and staying in the present moment, and all the Myriad of other things they have allowed Me to hear and to see and to know through their generous sharing.

Which brings me to the last M on my list of things I love: Me.

Now, you leave a comment on this post and I’ll assign you a letter.  You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place.  When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.


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18 Responses to Me and the Letter M

  1. mmm…interesting exercise 🙂


  2. 1sojournal says:

    I have emailed you your letter…hope you enjoy



  3. My, that exercise was hard! But I really enjoyed it. I posted it on my blog last night.


    • 1sojournal says:

      Oh Farah, you did more than an exercise. Your piece/s are fantastic. Thanks so much for taking part, and upping the ante for anyone who has to follow your act, lol. Really glad I went first.



  4. Heather says:

    Elizabeth, I love your list! Great work! I hope you enjoyed the “assignment!”



    • 1sojournal says:

      Thanks Heather, it wasn’t hard as I really like the letter M. Probably could have added ten more things to it. If you want to see a fantastic list, go look at Farah’s at pearls from pain. It is so awesome. And well worth the read.



  5. Thanks for the kind words, Elizabeth! It definitely felt good to be taken out of my comfort zone while writing. As I typed, I said to myself, “I’m really writing a poem about the color pink!” 🙂


  6. 1sojournal says:

    Lol, now that would have been a lot harder for me. Am not fond of the color pink. My younger sister is only thirteen months behind me and when we were small, Mom always bought us the same dresses except in different colors. For whatever reason, I always got the pink one. And she always got my favorite blue. Maybe we should start a color meme? Think of the entire spectrum, that might be fun. Just as long as I don’t get pink.



  7. diddums says:

    Memories, mothers, meandering…. oh yes. 🙂 And Mocha coffee (I’m drinking some right now).
    Music, I both love and hate.
    Give me a letter. 🙂


  8. 1sojournal says:

    Lol, I sent you an email with your letter inside. Thanks for responding.



  9. diddums says:

    Thanks, I think I’ll have to change my email address… that Bloglines one is not working. It’s a shame, because it was very useful when it did work. Please can you send me my letter again?


  10. 1sojournal says:

    I did that a few minutes ago, if it doesn’t work again, let me know and I’ll figure out a way to pass you a note, okay?



  11. diddums says:

    Sorry, it never turned up. 😦 My GoogleMail is working, but I suspect you got the tail-end of the Bloglines email again just before I changed it. If you try again, the GoogleMail should pick it up this time… sorry about that. I had a closer look at the Bloglines email and it tells me it hasn’t been updated since Dec 5th, which was when they moved to different servers, so I’ve sent them a quick email to see if they can fix it. Meanwhile my GoogleMail holds sway!


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  13. Susan B. says:

    Letters: wish I could get people to write them. Anyway. Please provide a letter to exercise with.


  14. 1sojournal says:

    Sent you an email with a letter in it. Good luck, have fun with it, and let us know how it went.



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