Many of us think of our lives as boringly normal, while others live the high life. Take a step back, and take a look at your life as an outsider might. Now, tell us at least six unique, exciting, or just plain odd things about yourself.
Sarcasm is our weapon of choice, love and laughter our shield.
As I sit here and look at this daily prompt and its’ urging to tick off random items about ourselves that are unique or exciting – I just cannot do it. It’s not that I have neither the qualities nor the gumption to do so, it is just that I prefer to go about this in a different way, in a way that flows naturally to me.
Were an outsider to look from the outside of my personal bubble called my daily life, they would get a myriad of miniscule things that make us, us. By us, I mean my husband and I. For the last almost seven years it has been he and I, my best friend, my confidante, my lover. In those seven years an outsider would witness the deepest and most abiding love in the form of laughter, sarcasm, witty repartee, deep conversations about any and everything. Most would not understand it, some would think us simple and some would probably just marvel. I doubt jealousy would register to them, but perhaps they would be in awe instead and take from us a grain of hope that they could have what we have.
Pain for we have tried for years to expand our tiny family without success.
Sarcasm, jokes, a brave smile to continue onward when it seems bleak.
You would see that sarcasm is our weapon of choice for those who could never understand our day to day, we wield it naturally and cannot be unseated by others easily.
You would see that no matter the poverty, no matter the outside influence, no matter the monetary loss or gain – love and laughter holds us together. For some that may be far from normal, but to us it is entirely the norm and it is our day to day, unchanging.