Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pregnancy Envy

So today I was walking around the grocery store, and a few aisles over I saw a largely pregnant girl, maybe eighteen, wandering the toy aisles with her boyfriend (or maybe husband, who knows.) She was wearing a spaghetti strap camisole, much too light for the weather, and you could see her beautiful, taut belly right through the lace. She looked like a commercial for a glowing, healthy pregnancy, and I, naive consumer that I am, bought into it immediately. "I want a big round belly again!" I thought wistfully. "She looks so happy, and so special. I want to look special again, instead of just being a tired looking lady with an extra fifteen pounds around her hips." I of course do not want heartburn and swelling and joint pain and sleeplessness, nor am I mentally ready for another delivery or another baby, but still...
Pregnancy does have its perks.

On another note, whatever happened to memes? EVERYONE was doing them for awhile there. So I'm bringin' 'em back, baby! Everyone is tagged, all you have to do is respond in my comment section- and all you "lurkers" out there chime in, too! (Not that I have anything against lurking; that is certainly your prerogative.)
It's just one question. What's your favorite quote/quotes? Maximum of three. I'm a big collector of favorite quotes, and it occurred to me it would be interesting to hear some of your faves.
Here are three of mine.

"Love possesses not, nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love." -Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet

"Our greatest danger in life is in permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important." -Charles E. Hummel

"Three things are important in human life. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind." -Henry James


jess said...

"Never trust a wise man with no scars." - some drugged-out hippie I met in North Carolina while vacationing as a teenager

bananafana said...

I'm going to go cheesy on you with this first one here and pick a Gandhi quote but "be the change you wish to see in the world" is one of my favorites

this isn't so much a quote as just a line in a poem I like that reminds me to just LIVE and enjoy it
"tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" from Summer Day by Mary Oliver

I love that Henry James quote!

d e v a n said...

"You're not free in life until you are free of wanting others approval."
~? Author unknown (to me)

Tessie said...

I like:

"It is wise to keep in mind that niether success nor failure is ever final"
Roger Babson

Swistle said...

I have a theory about memes. My theory is that blogger newbies do memes, just like email newbies forward a million joke/hoax emails. It's not that seasoned bloggers/emailers don't, it's just that they're everywhere when you're a newbie. And now we're not newbies. There! Mysteries explained! *brushes hands*

I know what you mean about pregnancy envy. I see it all the time when I'm shopping for baby things. And of course they're looking at me thinking, "Oh my god, she has her BABY, she's DONE with this stupid PREGNANCY thing!"

Anonymous said...

Favorite quote which was repeated by Jerry Lewis (probably 20 years ago) at the end of his telethon. Apparently some people had questioned his motives and he repeated this quote (but I forget who was the "quotee")

"For those who understand, no explanation is necessary; for those who don't, no explanation will suffice."

I think these applies well in many life situations.