Just had my birthday and guests shared how they would describe me - grace and beauty, inclusive and kind, generous and joyous, energetic and enthusiastic, ambitious and balanced.
a bit more...
I am like daphne, my favorite flower, when it is in full bloom --
soft yet hearty and multifaceted
with a tantalizing essence that catches you off guard
and calls for more discerning attention.
In my favorite painting, Matisse's Joie de Vivre,
I'm like the yellow woman with the red garland of flowers
standing alone, reveling in the joy that surrounds her,
at peace in nature and delighting in her good fortune,
with a knowing smile as she imagines how her enjoyment will be increased when shared with her beloved..when they find each other.
I can be intense and deep, and I can be light and playful -- and know when to be one or the other.
(and, with a nod to Cake)
...I have a mind like a diamond
I know what's best
My eyes burn like cigarettes...