A friend of mine went to Tokyo and gave me this Daruma doll. It is supposed to be a talisman of good luck to the Japanese and seen as a symbol of perseverance.
The eyes of Daruma are blank and oversized as a means to keep track of goals or big tasks, to motivate me to work to the finish. I have to fill in ONE eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it. So, whenever I see my one-eye Daruma I wll remember my goal…
..and it is said that I will give Daruma full sight once I have accomplished it. So now, I have a little friend that will remind me of the goal that I have set… at the end, it will have more than two eyes! :)
Sometimes one might think that everything remains the same. That when fallen one can’t stand back up. I have this idea that lives are like puzzles, and as such each and everyone of us hold all the pieces. Well, it can happen that that nice picture you hold on your hands gets scrambled. It is time again to put the peces back in order,but then, you realize that those pieces no loger fit together and not even that. It turns out, that there are more blank spots between the old ones. It is time to have a new picture.
It will be then that you realize that when you find all that pieces you will find a new meaning that defines you.
Others will not see you’ve changed. Some will see that sparkle in your eyes, that wit in your smile. You are wiser.
And when looking back at your puzzle you will see more color here and there, perhaps light where there were dark spots, sun where there was shadow. A lesson has been taught. One has learned. I have learned.
It is time go up.
I used to have a laptop that didn’t work any more but that had some useful parts to be recycled to help me out with my resolutions….
I know I left the “N” some place above… But I did have all the intention to put the letter between the “E” and “D”.
2012 Full of challenges. Let’s see what 2013 bringS!
Some photographs are really worth looking.