Daily Draw March 10th, 2012
The robins are back but we got snow yesterday! My older dog is suffering and having trouble walking. I’ve just found some more fatty lumps on her, and we have noticed that she no longer barks. I am desperately hoping this isn’t the start of the final months of her life.
FIFTEEN – THE DEVIL
Devilla must have the exact shade of purple lipstick or she feels upset. She could not find it in the stores and felt frustrated, so she bought a book on the make-up secrets of famous movie stars and did not feel better. Then she downloaded the Blossom Dearie version of Cole Porter’s song Give Him the Ooh-La-La from iTunes, but that did not make her feel any better either.
She has made purchases like this before when she feels restricted, and then feels guilty and out of sorts. These negative indulgences are not truly what she wants. She just wants to feel like her old self and wear the purple lipstick she has always liked. Devilla bought the book and the song thinking that they would give her pleasure, but it was an old pattern from her past and she should have recognized it.
Now she thinks buying a biography of Irving Berlin, and a bergère chair upholstered in red toile, and a chocolate ice cream would make her feel happy.
Quit chaining yourself down Devvie!