Monday, October 23, 2006

I'm a sucker for filling out these little things - Thanks Autumn



What Your Soul Really Looks Like
You are a wanderer. You constantly long for a new adventure, challenge, or even a completely different life.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. Your feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that's not exactly true.

Your near future is still unknown, and a little scary. You'll get through wild times - and you'll textually enjoy it.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.





You know, things change in a person's life, as it unfolds. I was one who thought I would never be willing nor able to embrace change. I was content to be "just so" - status quo...Everything safe and sane, all the time. I don't even re-arrange the furniture...if you visit me 20 years from now chances are the furniture is rooted to the floor just where you remember it :-) It isn't that I don't like adventure - but staying home and having the "safe" life was just easier. But ... I have always loved to travel. Loved imagining myself in a different place in the world. Away from the mundanity of everyday life at the office. Having FUN. So imagining my head in the clouds isn't such a wacko idea after all.

I've always considered myself a "real" person - down to earth, and definitely not fake in any way. That is one reason why I've never dyed my hair. What you see is what you get. But sometimes, the way I think I really am isn't how I'm preceived at all. Once when riding with some biking buddies, we stopped at McDonald's for a quick bite. A little old lady came in, observed us in our leathers, and asked me "Are you Hell's Angels"? HA HA HA - nothing further from the truth!

My future IS uncertain - and more than a little scary, should I follow some of the adventurous plans of late. I know I'll get through the wild times, whatever they might be, and it will be by plunging ahead on the road not taken... the one that is dark and unreadable in the beginning but leads to bright paths ahead. The key is to take the fear and to put it away for a while.

As for falling in love - I deeply trust my partner. Guess that means I deeply love him too :-) Yes, this is a fact. Ours is a love which was born long ago, when innocence was not far removed. It is all about caring for each other.

16 comments:

Meg said...

The results from that little quiz is not surprising at all, from what I've read you seem like a real genuine and caring person. And, the way you describe the love in your life makes me envious :) You are blessed!

jillie said...

As quoted by Albert Einstein..."There are two ways to live your life: one is as though nothing is a miracle: the other is as though everything is a miracle.

Autumn Storm said...

I like your results, Terry, they seem befitting, and you obviously think so too. Amazing how often these little quizzes are right - which is of course what makes doing them sometimes fun.

Just some babbling:
I get that sense definitely from you, that you have both aspects within, a wandering lust and the desire to stay still. So, now you've satisfied the second for a long while, it's only fair that the other gets a look-in. ;-)
You haven't spoken in detail about what plans you are cooking up, but there is of course no nead. My view is that you need to do this, or spend the rest of your life feeling restless and wondering.
Besides, as it says here, you have everything you need to make a real go of it, all you need is to get there. If times are hard for a while, you'll get through that too, for who you are, which comes down in part to having been there before.
Real, yes, that you are, I can vouch for that too. You are everything in person that you are here, that says a lot for how you put yourself across to others.
And you know I think you and G are perfectly hallmark :-D Beautiful, in any case, is what you have.

Great post, Terry, like you said, it's always nice to get a further looksee. :-)

Keshi said...

heyyya Terry, thats right...trust is imp from both sides.

Keshi.

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Wow, that sounds so much like me that it's scary!

Great post. :)

Doug said...

I'll toast you either way.

Anonymous said...

yes that dusty path where there are no marks in the granite--scary and awesome at the same time--------or the some old freeway,where the pot holes beat the crap out of you daily--safe and dangerous at the same time :-)

javajazz said...

i think you should have told that lady
at mc donalds that you WERE Hells Angels,
and that, if she didnt:
a) get out of your way
and
b) stop judging things by their appearances,
you'd flip more than just her burger...

but seriously, folks,
what an open and honest post Terry!
quite beautiful in its realness.
hey, life is a path,
or a bowl of cherries
or i dont know,
but i always say
listen to your heart.
things change,
we change,
sometimes we dont.
none of that matters,
what matters
is listening to the little voices
of guidance that emerge
from within ourselves.
i'm usually too scared
to listen to mine
but they do seem to contain
information that will gently
guide us to wherever
we need to get to next.
it doesnt need to follow
any pattern or formula,
and if it does,
it's probably not our real voice...

i like my furniture in the same place too.
why does that need to be wrong?
it just
is.
enjoy your "is" ness...

heck, if its sunny 3 days in a row,
you think Mother Nature
needs to submit a report
to the big CEO in the sky
to justify why it ended up that way?
its just how things were those days.
just like life.
its just how we "is"...

tsduff said...

Meg, what a nice thing to say. About the love life - I have to agree. I am so blessed. I cherish each day he and I share.

Jillie - Great Einstein quote. I'll take the latter part :-)

tsduff said...

Hey Autumn, you picked up on that (a wandering lust and the desire to stay still) too, huh? Well, that is me alright - "should I stay or should I go now...?" A real fence sitter at times.

You also pretty much summed it up with

you need to do this, or spend the rest of your life feeling restless and wondering

:-)

Not too many secrets about me here - ~not that I don't have a few... wink* wink*. Just me, plain and simple :-)

Just want to say thanks Autumn, for your constant listening ear and heart. You mean the world to me, and even though I find it amazing that we even met at all, I'm so glad we did.

tsduff said...

Keshy - without trust, what else do you have? Have a great day!

tsduff said...

Julie, aren't they fun ? And, I doubt that there is much about you that is scary anyway :-D

tsduff said...

Doug, you are a beagle and a gentleman.

tsduff said...

Annonymous - you said it perfectly. But I'm game if you are ;-)

Mile Stones said...

I - who's not into astrology, but do accept that I fully fit the archetypeical despcription of the Sagittarian - wondered if you were somehow in denial of that same archetype, or were born on the cusp! But at least you have some yearning to travel, if not to be an out & out nomad.
Whatever, you come over as possessing the most important thing - a good heart, a will to do right and a sensitivity to your emotional effect on others. stay, or go, you won't go far wrong, Terry. And that's good enough for me!

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