Saturday, January 26, 2008


Are there pieces of each of us that are miscellaneous? I'm not talking about dead skin flakes that have no purpose any longer. Pieces of information that when you are explaining yourself you use the et cetera clause? Like on Seinfeld where instead of finishing you just say 'Yada, yada, yada.'

Initially when I read the prompt for this week's Sunday Scribblings I thought it fit perfectly with a topic I am anxious to talk about - emotional baggage. Miscellaneous emotional baggage. It is still a topic that I am anxious to talk about about, but not at 1:00am in the morning after several days of minimal sleep. Emotional baggage, even just the discussion of it, feels so much larger and heavier when sleep and energy levels are low.

My next notion was to provide you with a list of miscellaneous facts about me. Things like:
  • I cannot mix milk from two different cartons. If there is a little of milk left in one carton and I need more, I'll use only milk from a new carton and wait to use the other later.
  • My feet and hands are almost always freezing. This is made worse by the fact that I like to wear flip-flops, regardless of the season.
  • I once plucked two key pieces of hair from my right eyebrow by mistake. This mistake then cause the brow to look like two, giving me a total of three eyebrows. It was a painful month.
  • With the exception of the first day on jobs, taxes and kindergarten I have never gone by my real first name.
Each of these is a miscellaneous fact. To know one doesn't give you a whole lot of insight as to who I am. You might see a girl walking through the snow in winter with flip-flops on and wonder if it's me.

Yet at the same time if you start adding all the miscellaneous facts up you get the sum total of me. So how do you differentiate, in your person, the singular you from the miscellaneous? Or can you?


Liza's Eyeview said...

I don't think you can separate them.

Come to Maui and visit us - flip flops (we call them slippers here, or "slippah" to be local) are loved here :)

Nice to get to know you a little bit. My Sunday Scribblings post is also up and it's a fun one this week :)

Jennifer Hicks said...

the miscellaneous bits are the sum of the parts of your whole....

tumblewords said...

The miscellaneous bits you shared make me feel you are a fine person - I especially like the flip flop attitude - I'm the same way but four feet of snow on the ground and a high temp of about 25 make it highly unlikely that I'll be wearing them anytime soon, although it breaks my heart to have feet stuffed in socks,shoes or boots! :)

Shari said...

I don't think that we can be a singular person with out all the miscellaneous parts. And there are always new miscellaneous details forming as life changes and as we get older. The combination of all these miscellaneous things makes each of us very unique.

gautami tripathy said...

Without those bits and pieces we are virtually nothing...

Arty? Not me!!

Redness said...

Thanks for the peek into YOU! I can't do that milk thing either ;)