friends…and audrey hepburn…


I’ve been missing in action these last several months, what with life grabbing me by the hair like some prehistoric hunk and making off with me. Like it or not, as with my bedraggled, cave-dwelling ancestor, life led, I followed. All this to say…I’ve been busy.

It was nice to hear that my absence made a difference to some. But I’m certain we all get mired down in life’s details now and again. Best we do what needs doing, and return to blog about it…or not. Our choice.

Because of antiquated equipment, my body in this instance, sitting at the keyboard takes getting use to once again. Can’t do it for long stretches at a time as when I was younger, say…6 months ago. My constant companions, those niggling aches and pains, poke and prod me until I give into their constant demands for relief…a stretch, a walk, a snack. Funny how my tummy’s always in sync with my arthritis.

Upon returning to “hugmamma’s mind, body, and soul” I was pleasantly surprised to see I’d taken on some new “passengers.” My friends, the “oldies-but-goodies” were still along for the ride. Not giving up on this senior, no matter the interruption of service. God bless them for “believing anyway”… a loaner from my friend Kate Kresse.

Audrey Hepburn became the fifth person to win ...

Audrey Hepburn became the fifth person to win all four awards and the first person to complete the feat posthumously in 1994. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In cruising the newbies, I found “Based on a True Story” by Currie Rose. A charming storyteller, I borrowed the following from her. It seems we both share a tremendous affection for Audrey Hepburn. I’d not read these enchanting words before, but they seem an autobiographical sketch of the iconic woman who was really just like Currie Rose, you and me.

Words to Live By – Audrey Hepburn

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

Her words form an image…Audrey Hepburn…in the flesh…but more importantly, in the spirit…sending hugs to her…

English: Grave of Audrey Hepburn in Tolochenaz...

English: Grave of Audrey Hepburn in Tolochenaz, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

…in heaven…and you, dear reader, to…… for some mighty fine writing…

………hugmamma.  😉


4 thoughts on “friends…and audrey hepburn…

  1. Am glad to see you back — no matter how often, no matter in what shape. There are times I think I’m too old to try and keep up with my dreams, but reading blogs like yours reminds me the good is only gonna get better!


    • Wow! You made my day…and it just got started. It’s always a comfort to know one is valued and missed. Otherwise…we might only be shadows floating through life…if not for friends offering kind words.

      mahalo nui loa…thank you from the bottom of my heart (in hawaiian)… 😉


  2. Glad to see you’re back. When I last checked in, you were busy with some work being done on your house. I hope your house and you are both doing well. Love the Audrey Hepburn quote and photo. She’s one of my favorites. Take care.


    • The work is done. Finally!!! My header picture and background images are from my master bedroom remodel. In fact, I changed my blog theme today. Let’s just say I’ve been bitten by the remodeling bug. Ouch! It hurts…the process, not the result! Gotta take the bad with the good, I guess. We married folk know that’s what makes for wedded bliss. 😉


hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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