Thursday, October 26, 2006

Approximately 3 Seconds


















It only takes a moment of time for the brain to organize a thought, the thought to form into words and the words to come tumbling out of our mouths. It takes approximately three seconds.

In 5th grade I was teased by the 'popular' girls because I had physically developed early. I became self conscious for years. In my twenties, a trusted person made a casual remark about the very same body part. Then my self consciousness turned into loathing. Tiny spaces of 3 second intervals caused me hours of pain. That was such a waste of my time.

Now, I'm older and wiser and I no longer care about the 3 seconds, I care about the hours. And when it's my turn to have the 3 seconds, I want to say one word for each second I use, to say: I Love You.

We are born
meant to bloom
then change our minds
because of 3 seconds.

20 Comments:

Blogger Shaz said...

How beautiful Dar, I can so relate.I was teased and made fun of from 11 years old I felt alone and hurt. I try to take care and consider myself conciously tactful.I work with the 3 second rule. The Quote comes to mind treat others as you would like to be treated. Memory trigger...Thanks
Hugs to you and yours
Shaz

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, lord. we're TOTALLY on the same wavelength, d, check out my post. i love you. you are so beautiful to me, and i feel much the same about the 3 seconds. see?

I LOVE YOU!

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just catching up. glad that your news was good with j. rest up and be gentle with yourselves. sending ever more positive vibes and prayers for you and your loves ones.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Bright Phoenix said...

3 seconds. What an awesome post! I didn't realize that 3 seconds was all it took, but it makes so much sense now.

I learn something new every day. Thanks for being such a great teachers, D.

8:14 AM  
Blogger my pink sky said...

thank you for your 3 seconds of love!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

All that sounds eerily familiar.

I love the verse and photo!

12:11 PM  
Blogger bb said...

what a beautiful picture (geranium?) and a beautiful sentiment. thanks for your three seconds of love, and here's sending three seconds and more right back at ya!

be gentle with yourself,
love bb x x x x

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such power packed in four short lines.

And think how much more power you wield with your three little words.

Hope you're feeling better in all ways today, Darlene.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

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2:12 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

for some reason this post brought me back to when you came to see me while i was living in Dallas just in time for my break up with Pasty Boy. ; )

you soothed all his hurtful ways by your healing balm and creative energy redesigning my apartment.

it was more than 3 seconds but my self esteem evolved the way it needed to and your loving words helped reprogram my brain

thank you for that, sis. i hope you know i never forget all those special things you did and do to show your love.

love you.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Lucky Candice said...

I only WISH it took me 3 seconds for a thought to come streaming out of my mouth!! For me it's more like one-hundreth of a second.

Love the post -

LC

2:16 PM  
Blogger Goddess of Leonie said...

love you!

rock on~

xoxo

what a potent reminder!~

3:51 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Oh, are we all on the same wavelength this week, or what? The inspiration that this community provides has a little life of it's own. Beautiful and powerful...and those final three words...those are all that matter in the end.

love and hugs....xoxoxo

3:59 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What a beautiful, wise post, Darlene. I love you - the best of use of 3 seconds! xo, Deborah

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Teresa Sheeley said...

Darlene,
I love your kind words and comfort you have given me, I also passed it along to my hubby. Thank you so much for your friendship!!

Wow, did you bring back 5th grade memories, I had that same problem. Funny thing is those popular girls who made fun of my developing early, hmm some of them never did develop. Now who's laughing :)

Love ya much!!
Teresa

6:41 PM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

Helloooooo!!!!!!! I've missed you so.... It always feels so good to read you!!! It only took me 3 seconds to know i'd love you when i read your first post :)

Tons of kisses & hugs!!!!

8:38 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

So very wise. Thank you. xo

8:38 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

oh how well i know this! thank you darlene! this is beautiufl.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Thank you for this.

Beautiful post, beautiful photo to go with it... and all coming from such a beautiful woman.

xoxox
Georgia

8:40 PM  
Blogger Jecca said...

Your words are so lovely. What a pleasure to read.

12:37 PM  

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