A Little Dragon and a Certain Lil’ Cow

A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. ~ Unknown

Draakje and Cao~Mine, nooo Mine
Photo by: Skip Staheli

I am reading a book about “resetting” your hormones and part of the process is to use intention, words, imagery and feelings to evoke loving kindness towards yourself. Being of the “yellow affirmative sticky note” mindset (I place affirming sticky notes about the house to cheer me up), this already is second nature to me but it also says it’s good to then say these same affirmations about someone you feel loving kindness towards. Though I often think kindly of so many of you, I’ve always sort of just let you all fend for yourselves. I’ve been told I have a very “old soul.” I didn’t think really hard about it, but by the time the third or fourth person made the comment I began to wonder why. I’m not truly sure still, but I reckon it’s due to a couple of factors. I have always been bookish, even in very young childhood but I am more so now, if possible. I don’t go a day without reading something. With all this studying, I’ve learned a bit about human nature, nurture, and an insane amount of minute facts that tend to have no reward but to clutter my brain (or make me quite clever at the show Jeopardy). As an introvert, I spend a great deal of time watching and thinking, preferring this past time to actually speaking to people. Don’t get me wrong, I love, I absolutely adore, people. We are all so colorful, beautiful, smart, silly, cagey, grouchy, happy, sad, under-educated, over educated, homebody, busybody, well-travelled and not so much and so many other techno-colors of uniqueness. I adore you all because under this unique exterior we all share so many qualities; kindness, anger, meanness, hope, no hope, most of all the urge to be loved. But when it comes to life, I prefer my place sitting on the bench watching and listening to interactions to being the center of activity. Having lived my entire life with this quietness seems to give a person a predisposition to listening to the little voice within, the visceral intuition we are all born with, but some choose to ignore. So perhaps these are the qualities of an “old soul.” If not, I’d love to hear what you think it is.

Photo by Julie Hastings


Wouldn’t the world be such a wonderful place if we all realized that under it all, we are all the same? We want food, shelter, clothing, well I do anyway, mama buy me some Jimmy Choos! We breathe air, bleed when cut, have hopes and dreams, some of which are stomped on and shattered by others. We stress, get tired and sick and dimes to donuts we’ve probably all loved and lost someone because no one is an island. No one is invincible, we all have moments to stand tall, usually cross referenced by the moments that we fall. But we are all here, why not embrace the good of those around you and forgive them their “bad?” Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all learned people isn’t singular, it’s plural. And that guy next to you that you don’t like very much? Well he’s people too. And from where I am sitting, watching, you are both kind, you are smart, and you are beautiful. Just a little affirmative action for you here on this hump day!

A friend is someone who makes it okay you wore hair like that because they did too. ~Cao .. Photo by: Skip Staheli


Top Photo On the Dragon, (I told you she always steals my stuff!)
Dress: coldLogic, Healy
Shoes: JD, Lama Leather
Hair: TRUTH , Fynn
Bracelet: Izzie’s, Aarya

POSES: Del May

Top Photo On the Moo

Hair: .Olive., Steffi
Shirt: Maitreya, Lisbon
Pants: Ison, Laced pants
Jewelry: Mandala
Bag: Baiastice, Steffi

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9 thoughts on “A Little Dragon and a Certain Lil’ Cow

  1. Great photos and interesting question about ‘old souls’. Having met a few un my time I feel that this is more to do with wisdom than whether you are an introvert or extrovert. I know some noisy outgoing old souls who also just seem to get people and understand the world. So my little Cao you were obviously born with your wisdom built in!

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