I don’t think I’ve ever done a short ‘n sweet blog post. I’m usually into analysis of news stories or commenting on gender equality or human rights issues. The most light-hearted post was probably that last one about archetypes of women in Game of Thrones. So, here it is:
I’m prone to long and vivid dreams. Gunfights, car chases, interminably boring conversations with friends, driving around central Scotland and the Highlands, and run-ins with bitchy strangers…my dreams have it all. Anyhoo, a few weeks ago I dreamt I was writing. That’s not all that unusual for me- I can dream about writing poetry and use the fragments to compose a real poem after waking. But this time, I was writing a motivational meme. This one:
Care for yourself as tenderly as you would a child
Guide yourself as surely as a parent
Stay as true to your originality as a spouse
Adore your talents as completely as a lover
Don’t take yourself too seriously, just like with a friend
Focus on your strategies as fiercely as if against an enemy
Worship yourself as ardently as an acolyte
Determine your own path as resolutely as a god
Be your own child, your own parent, your own spouse, your own lover, your friend, your enemy, your devotee and your god.
I tried putting it on a purple background:
It’s probably too long to go viral. I think it’s pretty good for someone who was asleep when they wrote it, though!