Saturday, March 19, 2016

Friendships


Friendships..
What are they really...?
our expectations of how someone reacts when we have a need to share? 

Friendships are
diverse...
possibly a little representation in each of ourselves.

Not always what we have in common...
that may bring us together in the first place...

I have found friends in the most unexpected places...
I am an open style of personality these days...
I like people
I find them interesting
I like what I learn from all the friendships I have & have had.


I moved a LOT in later life...
By choice
But disrupting my life completely
Alone 
It certainly tested me beyond my wildest thoughts..
.... well you know, it never pays to ponder too much if one is going to do things... because half never go do..
It is the nature of seeking ...perhaps ?

In & for my own experiences 
I have learnt more things about myself than I reckon I would have learnt if I had stayed put....


Friendships in older life are different...
gathering ...people... 
but because I have moved many locations where I have really begun again & again
( that is another story )
I have left friends behind...
Everything for a while is from a distance...
New friendships like ones left behind take a long time to form into a solid lovely hug....


I also wonder as we grow older 
we are not forming the same styles of friendships as we once did...

some of us will move, die or just forget who we are...


Through school I made the measure of friendship..
my best friend & I 
kept each other company along the teenage journey..
we did at least one year of totally giggling...
we shared our values & formed many...to carry us through.


I often find it rather sad today as the value of people can be sometimes taken so lightly...if a friend starts to travel a bumpy road...
Many today, as I listen to conversations are left on the road side..
Technically dumped because I suppose it isn't why that friendship was formed.
As I said I am interested in people & my initial training for work was listening to people as we hairdressers soothed the crinkles from a stranger's( often) life...
as we touch they talk.
It is a bond never to be taken lightly
A gift given 
of
caring...
listening..
being there...
costs so little but rewards are enormous..
As I write that I laugh to myself
is this my reward for being the type of  friend I am.
I can say I feel rewarded a bit & it does give me such a buzz...
You know quietly walking beside someone in good & bad days is amazing....
whether that be by physical presence, phone ... email.. even text ..or perhaps a real written letter...if there is a postal service to deliver it !
Now I need to walk... perhaps with myself or with a friend..
But I need to walk

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Now Where Was I ?..ah makeup


It was still terribly hot the morning I went to have makeup applied at the Bodyshop.
The shop was wonderfully cool as my face was cleansed 
then....
Makeup was applied....
Moisturiser & tiny drops of rose oil & stuff to set it all so the liquid makeup is then lightly brushed onto my face.
Eye shadows were next & eye liner & mascara....erace for under the eyes...
and then Blusher & some lovely soft glitter powder 
( I used to use something like this when I was much younger ) 
&
Lipstick....first around the outside of the lips was a wax pencil application to stop the lipstsick bleeding into the skin....how neat is that !

I loved it so much, the final finish was smooth, light & flattering...it remained on perfect all day even in 38 degrees...

As the makeup artist brought me into a nicer world she told me everything she was doing & using...
&
I now have a chart to be able to choose which item to buy next.

I bought the eye shadow little block of 4 flattering colours for more mature women and the great eyeliner that is easy to gently apply...
I do want the lipstick now as I tried a pink/orange & thought a bit too pink for me but it was very flattering to the skin colour & teeth...

The $40 this did cost was educational & I came away feeling more glam than I have for a long while 
&
I could redeem the cost of the makeup application on product ....so I had $40 to spend...
It is a really lovely experience.

The staff are well trained, not pushy....you know I'd be tempted to go do this again when I want to buy more product & I'd time it for an occasion.

The only thing is you need to book.....that is it..
Go try it is just fun & the feeling is great.
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I don't have a before picture....but I have freckles & fair skin & wrinkles !!! 

My hair is a bit wayward as it grows down again....got into it's mind I want to have frizzy curls...wrong !!!
This week I return for another trim, taming the curls now....
  
On another note as I finish up....
Friday afternoon I was waiting for the sun to move ( like go down & have a rest )
It was 3pm.....
"I am going in to see the movie "
just as my friend Denise told me she did a few days before...
you know how wonderful it feels to be decisive & just go...?

The Lady In The Van
Checked the time of next session it was 3.45 just time enough.
I always enjoy Maggie Smith & she is always brilliant.
The story continues to raise issues.....I keep thinking of another sub story...there are so many.
I came out feeling the movie had wrapped itself around me.....that I was so close to it.....
It is definitely food for thought ...for anyone aging & it is a plot maybe about being not connected to society & too many mega hurts made her decisions for her & there she was coping, reluctant to trust ever again &  ohh it is sad,....but sure worth seeing.