Wednesday, September 19, 2007

About healing & eye-candy

I found this quote a few days ago, and it's been growing on me ever since.
“Paradoxically, a group of humans becomes healing and converting only after its members have learned to stop trying to heal and convert. Community is a safe place precisely because no one is attempting to heal or convert you, to fix you, to change you. Instead, the members accept you as you are. You are free to be you. And being so free, you are free to discard defenses, masks, disguises; free to seek your own psychological and spiritual health; free to become your whole and holy self.” Scott Peck

The community I landed in whilst trying to sort through the jumbled chaos of emotions I had (still have!) about Infertility and my divorce, is such a safe place. It allows me to become more whole and even though it rolls a bit strange from my fingers onto the page, more holy too. Thanks for being part of this special community, without you it wouldn't have been the same.

And what would healing be without some eye-candy? I saw the movie "One night with the King" with my mom yesterday. It's the story about Queen Esther and how she saved the Jews. It was beautiful! The music, the set, the costumes... and then that man. (Insert a picture of me salivating, tongue hanging on the floor, blushed, flushed etc!)

Before I go on, you need to understand something first. I'm not the type of woman that swoons easily over a man's looks. Dominic Purcell of Prison Break fame got my knees weak, and John Travolta always had a sweet spot in my heart, but Luke Goss, especially in this movie, had me breathless more than once!

He plays King Xerxes, and I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I was sincerely jealous (for a whole bunch of minutes) of the beautiful Queen Esther. But only till I went to sleep last night - then my subconscious turned me into the queen, and someone looking exactly like Luke Goss played my king!

Ok, back to earth. I can't believe I'm gushing about this man, it's actually very embarrassing admitting it when I always thought that other women doing the same were really totally silly! But between us, if I had to choose between Dominic Purcell (having just seen a yummy photo of him to refresh my memory) and Luke Goss, poor King Xerxes would lose out big time!


Lori said...


Great quote, which has me thinking in several different directions.

Love this community!

Fertilize Me said...

Amazing Quote - and aren't you a cute gusher ...quite smitten, I might add

Sarah said...

well it's obvious from the picture that he wants you. anyone can see that.

Caro said...

What a great quote. I don't know about Luke Goss though I just separate him from the pop music he made with his brother in the eighties.

sharah said...

Gerard Butler from The 300 gets me every time. I watch that movie just to drool over him :)

Kami said...

I love that quote! Sorry I haven't been around for a while . . .again. I need to figure out how to get a feed to your blog.

Char said...

Just doing some back-reading of your archives... I came back to read your "unhappy" post because I was feeling so rotten today and thought I'd be able to gain some comfort - you know how misery loves company? Yup. Me today. Aaaaanyway, and then I saw your Luke Goss mention. Just a little sidetrack here. Did you know that he used to be a member of the 80's boyband Bros? I KNOW!!! I used to swoon over him and his brother back then, and apparently he is still hotter than ever. I am so going to watch A Night With The King a.s.a.p.!!! :o)