7.26.2010

Baggage

Baggage. Not the most pleasant thing. And no, I am not talking about the kind of baggage you take on a plane with you while on vacation. I'm talking about the baggage that accumulates over time in our lives, depending on what we go through. Some of you may or may not be familiar with the show, How I Met Your Mother, but one of the episodes in the last season got me thinking. Amongst the hilarity that the show is, there were some serious tones in it that could actually make one think. Like baggage. Everyone has it.




It doesn't start out as much, and hopefully most people don't have to add to it.

But, we can sure try packing it all in...

We sometimes live in our baggage, becoming afraid and insecure of things.
We try to push it aside. Give it that lived in look. Make it look part of the decor.


We may try to make it look pretty.


But, it is always there, even deep down.

We somehow let it stack up. Become bigger as we go through certain relationships...friendships...


But, it all shouldn't matter when we find that special someone who is willing to come alongside of us, look past our hangups, and actually pick up our baggage and help carry the load. Over time it will become lighter.

Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

59 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

So true..all of us have it and sometimes it gets hard to carry it around:)I love How I Met Your Mother...Its really cool show:) Hm...Thank you for that lovely post:) Kisses sweetie and enjoy your Monday

Abby said...

Or we cling to our baggage so much that we refuse to allow someone else to help us carry it. This post is so so beautiful and true.

Valerie said...

This post gave me the chills. It's so true, that baggage becomes lighter when you have someone to help you carry it! I love How I Met Your Mother, but I can't remember that episode.

xo
Valerie

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love that show (and I love Rules of Engagement, too!). Yep, we all have it, that's why we have friends we can trust to help us carry it and lighten our load! Gorgeous pictures!

Marcie said...

Baggage is definitely part of living life, isn't it? I feel like if you don't have it (or are in denial), you must not be living life.

Great post!
xo Marcie

Cláudia Murakami said...

Mine is so big, but so big...but I carry them all with a smile on my face and with a big hand of my love and my friends!!!
LOVE this post! Bad and good stories come inside my bags. My stories.
Huge hug!!! Bela.

Krystal said...

these were perfect words :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Okay, now I want to travel travel travel!!!
I adore suitcases, they can be used for so so many different kind of things...
Hope your week will be a happy one! xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Okay, now I want to travel travel travel!!!
I adore suitcases, they can be used for so so many different kind of things...
Hope your week will be a happy one! xx

ceo said...

Couldn't agree more.....
Lovely post....


xxx
CEO

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I got chills too! This is a beautiful, powerful post. And so very true.

Have a wonderful Monday, sweetie xoxo

Café Bellini said...

I haven't seen it so I don't know... but it's true, we all have it and we could all do without it!

Annie said...

So true! such a great post.. Definitely ideal to put that baggage down or until we can put it down, to have someone who helps us carry the load like you said. And it's SUCH a blessing to find a significant other (or friend or family member) who helps us along in that way.. it can make all the difference!

Emily said...

This post was lovely. I loved how you incorporated the pictures and the theory. All the things you said were true and so real to me. Great Great post!!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Perhaps this is why I keep moving - always trying to leave some baggage behind... If our internal baggage just was as beautiful as your pictures. xoxo

this free bird said...

I love this...especially the last part. And you selected wonderful photos to go along with the post.

Not everyone has LV - in fact very few of us - and if we think we have zero...well that's just not possible now, is it?

This was perfect for Monday!

xoxo,
Carrie

Prippy Handbook said...

Sigh... baggage is heavy! I definitely think once you have someone who's right to share it with, the load just gets so much lighter!

Loved that episode. Soemtimes that show is so dead-on it is crazy!

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

great post! very true!

PhotoPuddle said...

Love all of these images.

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Love this post! It's so true. If we could just learn to drop it, like a ball. In truth, we're so attached to it, lifelong practice of presence to detach ourselves a little, isn't it?

Reminders like this are really so perfect....

I'maNolaGirl said...

This post was pure perfection. Just so incredibly thoughtful!

Bren said...

I love this post! Powerful message told with fantastic images. Kind of makes me a little sad too, being single. No one to help with the load. But then again, no one to add to the load either. ;)

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Gloria said...

These are amazing baggage photos! Everyone one of them is so very pretty! My favorite is the first photo...so sweet!

What comes to my mind when I view this is: Our church did a little skit about baggage once. They brought a suitcase full of rocks. It showed us how we give some of those rocks to God, but then we keep going back to pick up those rocks again to put back in our bags. When all along God would like us to unload all of that "baggage" (rocks) over to Him to take the weight off our shoulders, if we would just allow Him to do that! :)

Debby said...

Beautifully said and such a creative post, great food for thought! xo

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness. Along with some of your other readers, I have chills. What a beautiful and true post. Thank you.

MarchMusings said...

What evocative images you choose for your post. Too true. Got to let some baggage go sometimes.

April said...

This is such a sweet post.

Allison - Simply Beautiful World said...

Such beautiful pictures...as always! Love the post too!

xoxo,
Allison

Kimmy said...

I need a handkerchief!
I love how poignant and thought provoking your posts can be.
Bravo to you for facing your baggage-
you are a trooper and a true lady, cheers Poppies and Sunshine!

Indie.Tea said...

Everyone does have baggage and everyone continues to accumulate it over time...
Your post got me thinking: is baggage always a negative thing? Can baggage be positive - say lessons learned or being cautious about things/people?

As always, the photographs are GORGEOUS!

Screen Door Prep said...

Best post I've read today. You are such an amazing blogger - you have such a great ability to tie the images you find to such meaningful dialogue!

I tagged you for an award today!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I love this post! It's so true and everyone can relate to it. I've never seen How I Met Your Mother but my brother and cousin rave about it.

georgia~gigi said...

Oh Poppies, this was so lovely! The images are so pretty and your message has me wondering about if there is a little romance going on, spill it sister (he he)!
I have a full luggage (baggage) set, anything you need, he he, good thing Jeremy is a big guy!
Smoochies
gi gi

Rosie said...

Oh dearest,
This is just part of life, we all have baggage. Some suitcases are uglier than others, but when we have the right friends, they look past the things we are not proud of and they see the good, accepting us for who we are...and loving us unconditionally.
Another insightful and beautiful post...Well done...xoxox...Rosie

Rosie said...

Oh my dear we all have baggage...some suitcases are most definitely uglier than others...But, when we have the right friends, they look past the "not so pretty" and accept us for who we are, loving us unconditionally. In time, what's contained in those bags, no longer seems quite so important.
Another insightful post by a very wise young lady...well done dearest...Now go forth and S*M*I*L*E
___________love rosie____________

Rosie said...

oh my darling...wasn't sure if my comment went through so tried to recreate it...please delete one of them...and forgive me...xoxo...rosie

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Unfamiliar with the show, but you are accurate on the baggage issues.
I agree with Shair, though. Stunning photographs;-)

Style Attic said...

What a fab post. I can totally appreciate you style of writing and thought process :) You are lovely and so are the pictures. The story is one for everyone!

Ladyulia said...

OMG ur blog is so cuteeeeeeeeeeeee

One Pair Two Pear said...

if only we could neatly pack our own 'baggage' away in such lovely suitcaes - krsta

Flotsam Friends said...

I totally agree and I love the shots... My backage is definitely "stacking up"... Family?! Seriously... How can it be so hard (and it's not even pretty). Pruxxx

Andrea said...

This is such a great post and so very true. The hardest part of having baggage is learning how to work through it and move forward. Im still working on that part! ;)

Christina said...

such cute photos! I recently acquired an old briefcase...but i use to to store my shoes ! haha :)

Tayebug said...

I loved this post and how you expressed it with both words and images.

Tayebug said...

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jenna @ alittlebleu said...

love this post ~ pictures and story are perfect :)

tywo said...

Oh, this is very true. We all have them. Some, just more than others.
I'm so glad to be back. Reading your blog is always great.





LOVE!

iamchasingthirty said...

I LOVE this. Check out my wedding pics and you'll see something very similar to these HA!

The Zhush said...

So true...and I think the way you illustrated this was just perfect!

V. said...

I like your pics so much...

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Bron @ Baby Space said...

Gorgeous sentiment and equally gorgeous and whimsical (whimsical - my fave!) pics. Have the baggage, embrace the baggage, let the baggage go. (But first take many, many pics.)

its simple love said...

What a lovely and insightful post. I love it. Especially the ending where you said, "But, it all shouldn't matter when we find that special someone who is willing. . . pick up our baggage and help carry the load." Cute.

Rachael

SabinePsynopsis said...

Heeello, I'm back to say I've finally managed to Thank You for the 2 lovely awards you passed on to me. Thanks so much again! xoxo

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll, I'm back and I've missed you! Great post! xoxo

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Very fun post! It makes me want to pack a bag and leave!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I adore your blog & this was one fun but meaningful post. Thank you ~

Jennifer said...

I teared up. This is so true. What a powerful thought that when we find that someone special are baggage will lighten up! Beautiful.

shopgirl said...

This is so beautiful! I love, love this post! You are definitely one wise chick!

Eloquently and beautiful said.

xo

millie said...

always making a good point I cannot argue with..great! :)
you've explained it very well with photos,I'm speechless