I’m a big believer in mind-over-matter, and I know I can make myself feel warmer just by thinking about it. Of course, there’s an extent to how strong my mind is. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t sit out in the snow in my bikini and sun-tan1.
And so in an attempt to ‘think myself warm’, I’m dedicating this Flickr Friday to warmer weather. The picture below was not taken by me, and so in theory I shouldn’t post it on Flickr but it was taken by my Uncle and I’m pretty sure he won’t mind. Besides, I’m in the photo. I apologise too for the quality of the photo, but as you know I don’t have much of a problem with blurry photos. Considering I’m holding my glasses in the photo, I feel this is what it would look like if I were outside my body and watching us instead2. It was taken in December 2007 while I was in the Philippines for my cousin’s wedding and neice’s3 christening. I had invited my friend Yevka to join my family and I to a province where the family was spending Christmas, which she graciouslly accepted.
It had been such a long time since we had hung out, and I missed her quite a bit. I’m glad she came and that we reconnected because she’s ‘in my life’4 now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. So this photo is a favourite of mine because it reminds me of Yevka, and how much fun it is to hang out with her. I hope one day, we’ll get to hang out more often. If you haven’t guessed it yet, its her birthday today so please visit her blog and greet her a Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Yevka!
Do you believe in mind over matter?