Where were you When I couldn’t stand With your impetuous knocking On the windows of my mind A killer In the shadows Driving me
It was an impetuous knock on the old wooden door. It was Margot’s corked shoes tapping. Tap. Tap. Tap-tap-tap. It was the shrill cries of children that weren’t mine. It was the old tile with its yellow triangles inside blue circles And the slow boiling blood stripping it clean.
Two quick stream of consciousness type things for the RDP prompt of the day. Also, check out Pint Sized Lit
Courage. That was today’s yoga practice. It’s also the monthly theme. Hell, I think it’s safe to say it’s our universal yearly theme.
Courage to move forward. Courage to push ourselves beyond our comfort zones. Courage to push the people around us from their comfort zones.
One of the truest ways to effect change socially and economically is through divestment. It can be hard to get there. Companies don’t want you to divest. Social constructs don’t really support divestment. But the BLM protests have proven, again, that it is possible. It might be uncomfortable. It might reveal more naysayers than you thought you had in your circle. Always remember, it’s for the greater good.
I’m a little bit messy In life and in love Memories splatter Over walls and stale cloths Across my shirt Down my chin A touch here and there Fragrant reminders Of a life I missed Stick to my lips Crumbs, ravaged Forgotten details I pick up Again and again
Its almost time for mid year reflections. I guess it can always be time for reflection but this year I’ve been very focused on moving forward, how to get there, making goals, setting intentions, visualizing …
All the things.
I even have a journal made to help you set goals and intentions and act on them.
But I’m also exhausted, especially right now.
It’s been a week, even with the holiday. It’s been filled with good and bad.
Lately, all I can think is how very tired we should all be and how willing we should be to hold each other accountable and to demand change.
After all, change is the only constant. I’d argue that it’s the root of most fear.
How are you feeling as we come up on half a year? After this month? This week?
Happy holidays and happy new year! I hope it’s been wonderful for everyone and if it hasn’t I hope you know it will get better. This year was difficult for me. I had a lot of personal setbacks, wrote less and felt the lowest I’d felt in some time. All things pass though and I’m ending this year on a much better note.
Since it’s the end of the year and the end of a decade I’m going to share the top 5 posts from 2019 and the top 3 since I started this blog.