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Words from my five minutes on....LOOK
I remember when I saw the newer version of the Parent Trap and my favorite moment in the entire movie is how the Dad looked at his first wife (the twin’s Mom) when he was in a romantic clutch with his much younger fiancé.
I said to myself, “I want someone to look at me like that.”
I could stop this blog post right here and say, “My son looks at me similarly, with pure love in his eyes,” or I could say, “It is not in the way someone looks at me it is in the way I look at them that counts.”
That isn’t entirely authentic, though, because…well, it is THAT look I am talking about, not just a lackadaisical, “Hey how’s it going you’re looking great and mighty convenient” kind of look.
I remember talking to a friend, Adam, several months back about how my vision of God is like a dear, encouraging friend helping me to fly a kite. He is running alongside me, coaching me and up the kite goes.
This would be miraculous because, top secret confession, I have never in all my years been able to get a kite to fly on my own, even with a human side coaching me.
Adam reflected back to me about some of those things I have accomplished being LIKE flying that kite to God. That He is my kite flying buddy is a metaphor for other things I have managed to maneuver and if you talk to the average Jane I have done a lot that I would have thought was impossible.
Adam said God would look at me like that…
Well, Adam didn’t know my fascination was actually how Dennis Quaid looked at his movie first wife, but I knew exactly what he meant when he said that about my kite flying God.
I can close my eyes and see that exact look.
Timer Chimed…. (with tears in my eyes!)
Five minutes: Over....
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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