“Shower with love. Watch blossom like flower. “This is my old chinese proverb that isn’t really chinese, and probably not even a proverb. I just made it up years ago while I was teaching one of my many Kindermusik classes and feeling the joys of the children’s souls sprout out and up to the sky. So true. “Acknowledgement is the hallmark of success.” Charlie Chaplin. I choose to feel so forlorn these days when someone instead of being kind and nice, like I like to be, because you know I am just a perfect human being!….When someone says something mean or nasty or patronizing to me. I try to do the ole “forgive them for they know not what they do” routine but it doesn’t usually do the trick. While I’m in the mood …another thing that makes me scratch my head and wonder why…When someone asks you how you are, and you reply….”‘Not too bad”. Really? Is your life so awful that at this moment, it is just “Not too bad? I know. I know. People say it without thinking what it means. Well Rise and Shine and smell the coffee and let’s start being present in our verbal communications with one another. And think about what you are saying to yourself and the world! “What were you thinking?? Too much Tequila??” Ok. I think I am going to become a Panda Bear. This Mama Panda just eats Bamboo whenever she likes. When she is done…she’s done. She turns her back on you and dismisses you away. Her “proverb” is…”What ever you think of me is none of my business, and frankly Madame….I don’t give a damn.” I love the Panda Bears. They are so cute and adorable and then they can get mad as hell and not take it anymore! Maybe that is why they are black and white. The light and the dark. Perhaps it’s time for the darkness for me. Darth Vader and company come on in. Let me embrace all those fears that have kept me back in life all these years! What are YOUR black and whites? What are YOUR lights….and darks….fears and dreads…joys and triumphs? What are you ready to tell the world now that you weren’t before? I love Panda Bears. They embrace it all.