Thursday, July 08, 2021

Our Brokenness


So many of us, dare I venture to guess,  most of us, are trying. to stand among the life around us, while in some state of brokeness.  It's always important to consider when approaching  even a stranger, that they have something going on in there life that has or is causing them some grief. That there is some major struggle that threatens their very ability to remain upright as they pass us. 

People are always facing something weather it is a personal crisis or something larger in scope. We can't always greatly change the life of everyone we meet, but we can strive to do no damage anyone. If we will remember that  a point of being polite and speaking no ill will to anyone, we may well be that single bright spot for the day for that  person who otherwise may be silently hurting.  

Kindness is my word for the month.  It is also my antidote for Brokenness. 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Pouring Yourself Into

How we need another soul. How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into. ~ Sylvia Plath

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Journal Tid Bits

 Miscellaneous lines from journal entries Jan 3 through Jan 9

  • The bed is a boat afloat 
  • The pain called, is still calling 
  • The ceiling is awash / in waves and I listed / alone in the sounds / of a wet inner ear
  • [Jan 3,2021] The united States passes 351,000 deaths from Covid-19
  • before she died from an influenza / or was it a broken heart /she couldn't remember which
  • fine linen on the floor / place set for 3 in the sand box / I bet no one comes
  • [Jan 6, 2021] Today electoral votes were counted and certified in Congress but not before a riotous group at Trump's prompting,  stormed the Capitol steps broke through Capital Police resistance to breach the building - and breaking windows and running with American and Confederate flags (what irony) through the building. They finally broke into the Legislative chambers but House and Senate member has been lead out to safety by security. They returned to finish their work in a very late night session. One person is know to be dead. 

Trump supporters storm the Capitol during clashes with police.

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters