I’ve come a long way from Medford (Meffa). This is a state of mind for me. As you continue to read my blogs, I can only hope you understand my words do not reflect my true feelings about Meffa or the reality of city living. On the contrary, I hold so many of you in my heart and cherish the experiences of an education in the school of hard knocks. You helped mold me into the person I am today.
Yes, materialistically, I’ve come so far from sharing a bed with my sister, the two bedroom rented apartment, playing jump rope on a busy street and summer vacations spent sweating it out at Harris Park. There is a more important issue at stake. I have had the ruby slippers on my entire life. I just didn’t know it.
The only element that truly matters here is love. None of the worldly riches, or lack thereof, can bring me happiness. If I can love myself, my family, friends and everyone I meet, regardless of my personal suffering, I am truly rich. The wealth to which I am referring is rooted in love and manifests itself through freedom. I am liberated from the desire to acquire possessions, certain acquaintances and a lifestyle. My energy is not wasted on worrying about what others are thinking. I am unleashed from the shackles of not living up to someone else’s idea of who I should be.
I can look back on my youth and not shudder. I turn my heart toward Meffa, the old friends and the laughs with affection. Today, I enjoy everyone I meet from the bathroom lady at Rose Bar, to local radio and TV celebs. I am free to love without getting anything in return. I welcome everyone to my home for various events knowing I may never get a return invite. I am truly free! I’ve come a long way from Meffa. Where are you? Are you free?
Tell me what’s going on in your life. I want to hear from you.
Wishing you love, balance and peace!
Amore & Baci (Love & Kisses),