Love letter: Dear Intuition

April 5, 2016

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Dear Intuition,
The voices made me do it!

Last night I had the sudden urge to read pages from a journal that I wrote 11 years ago.

Aside from the questionable prose style, and the pretentious critique of Jung, and the efforts to impress with words like “testudinal,” I barely recognised you. You were so fearless in the face of love and so utterly convinced that you had found the source of happiness.

I stayed up late into the night reading as though it was someone else’s story. And I had to remind myself that that girl was you. Is me.

It felt good to read my past. It’s given me a new perspective, a new vitality of spirit, a quickening of intuition, and a sharp intake of breath, like a pump from some strong bellows, to fan the tiny flame of my heart into a roaring fire.

Dear V,
I told you so.
Your Intuition.

Postcard: Ganesha waiting. Collage, white ink, grey felt pen.

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  • Reply Dana Fulton April 5, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Good morning, Veronica!
    I am enjoying your little love letters. I find them beautiful, sweet, revelatory and intimate.

    Thank you for sharing them, and you, with us.

    Wishing you a great day!

    • Reply Veronica April 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Dana, thank you so much. I’m so glad you’re enjoying them. I’m having a wonderful time. I really thrive on challenges and deadlines. I had such a fantastic day. I taught the therapy journal today to a bunch of wonderful ladies all coping with some stage of wonky cells. Big hugs to you and sorry I didn’t get to this this morning and now it’s evening, so my wish is for you to have a really good night’s sleep and a wonderful tomorrow. 😀

  • Reply Jen knowing the light April 5, 2016 at 8:59 am

    This is why I can’t bring myself to throw away my old journals.

    Thank you for sharing your love letters, I’m enjoying the process too

    • Reply Veronica April 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Hi Jen, so lovely to have yous top by. I’m going to have a peek at your posts now. 😀

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks April 5, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Is “testudinal” the ango-saxon version of “chutzpah”? I’m too lazy to look it up in the dictionary!

    • Reply Veronica April 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Ha ha ha, it’s the I’m so up myself I don’t know what to do way of describing something to do with a tortoise shell! 😀

  • Reply cye April 6, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Enjoying arts & crafts and photographs, I happened upon your blog awhile ago.
    Intuition… Oh, I hope you don’t find this strange, but Please tell tell Chantal:
    Consumers should immediately stop using the Moses baskets as a hand held infant carrier. Consumers who purchased both items should immediately stop using the recalled stand and contact the firm for instructions on returning the basket and stand to receive a store credit.
    (I have no instagram, so cannot tell her myself, and I don’t know any of you. Was tempted to just forget about it, but my conscience would BUG me. Sorry to barge in.
    (I love your pictures, btw, and only saw her instagram feed through cross-clcking a link through your blog. )
    Anyway, keep on painting and crafting lovely things !

    • Reply Veronica April 6, 2016 at 5:24 am

      Hi Cye, thank you so much for the advice and warning. I’ll text Jon and Chantal and see what they make of it. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein April 7, 2016 at 7:31 am

    i am now wondering if i had a journal and re-read it would i too say told you so …
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    • Reply Veronica April 7, 2016 at 8:36 am

      I tell myself that all the time, no journal needed! LOL

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 12, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I loved this post! You are a treasure Veronica .. how I wished I lived down the road from you. You my dear are such an inspiration to me. And how nice to see that girl of yesteryear. Damn where are my hankies … HUGS

    • Reply Veronica April 13, 2016 at 6:47 am

      Aw, I wish we lived a tad closer too…not on the other side of the world! 😀

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