In The Nut Aisle


There is the occasional time when discouragement slithers in under the guise of common sense, and hisses, “Sorry babe, it ain’t ever gonna happen!”

Such a weight of deflated dreams descended on me for no particular reason last week, right in the middle of  grocery day.  Feeling grim and bereft, I tossed items into a supermarket cart, and wandered around until I found myself looking at this enormous fabric creature perched on a stack of plastic storage bins –

Smile …

 It  didn’t belong where I found it.  Someone had set it down there,  just in time for me and my mood.  The red heart and goofy smile felt like a love letter of reassurance. My spirits rose.  Cart and I continued on and rounded a corner.  The caption on an outsize shirt shouted  –


The load of doubt dissolved and I smiled in spite of myself. How could I help it when the very space around me seemed to conspire in my favour?  [My friend, Rosalyne, calls this phenomenon Universal Synchronicity.)

It’s amazing how a single special moment can


My mum used to say, 


Look at this –


Never too old …

Radical, thrilling!


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I wouldn’t be able to bear it.

I took this picture last week – 


, chuckling at memories of a friend who once told me her family tree was composed entirely of fruits and nuts!  I grinned and remembered a recent moment at the bulk food store, when I unintentionally eavesdropped on a brief conversation.

“Could you tell me where the hazelnuts are?” a man asked.


, sir. In the nut aisle,” the assistant replied. 

My mind boggled as I began to visualize the faces I’d find on the shelves of the nut aisle.  



 Pretty much anyone who thinks

Normal is boring!
Normal is boring!

  , I suppose, and that would include me, for sure!

There are three kinds of people in this world –

(1) The IMG_20160318_112602706_HDR(2) The non-dreamer


(3) The dream-killer

  • The dreamer – that’s you (if you’re a nut!)
  • The non-dreamer – the one who  regrets his inability to dream big crazy dreams, and might enjoy living vicariously through you
  • The dream-killer — the practical, down-to-earth sort of person who feels duty-bound to tell you that it’s time to grow up and stop wasting your time.

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and believes in the dream.

Dear fellow nut, do you know you have a




 Of course,


so _20150513_184057




Above all IMG_20160223_113111


So …_20150428_144734



At the end of life’s journey, I want to be able to say,


Well –








, but big or small


A toast to all the dreaming nuts (and fruits) out there –





5 thoughts on “In The Nut Aisle

  1. Another uplifting post, Selina! The signs are everywhere to embrace the positive. Caving into negativity is letting the bad energy win. Can’t have that! Thanks for the shot in the arm today!

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