They Hang Your Picture Upside Down

For a different worldview State your peace, go ahead and say itI swear it can’t get much worseMake a piece of history, a blessing from a curseBefore it gets worse Hootie and the Blowfish Dysfunctional societyReminiscent ofMy familyViper brood of originPrecisely what I mean Cruel and unkindGenerally psychoticBetter toe the lineOr they’ll knockYou down forContinue reading “They Hang Your Picture Upside Down”

A Few Valuable Take-Aways From My Unplugged 3000 Mile Road Trip

Things I thought about between the mile markers Unplug to recharge Author Unknown I just returned from a road trip with my eldest daughter. She’s at the age where gathering memories is increasingly important to her, and since it was her birthday, the gift was a road trip to visit her sister, who lives 1,500Continue reading “A Few Valuable Take-Aways From My Unplugged 3000 Mile Road Trip”

Opening Your Heart When it Doesn’t Make Sense

Softness is not weakness. It takes courage to stay delicate in a world this cruel. Beau Taplin It’s been a day of wrestling with myself. In part because the whole idea of living kindly and openly is my heart’s yearning. I reach for this because the world we live in doesn’t answer the cry ofContinue reading “Opening Your Heart When it Doesn’t Make Sense”

The Dance of Impermanence

I have learned to hold all things loosely, so God will not have to pry them out of my hands. Corrie Ten Boom Don’t be too quickTo hurry the trialDon’t settle forHit it and quit itFor in due timeWe heal and mendAs we authorizeOur challenge Tough times are sentTo buff the roughAnd easy timesA gentleContinue reading “The Dance of Impermanence”

Use Your Wounds to Be a Healer

The real warriors in this world are the ones that see the details of another’s soul. They see the transparency behind walls people put up. They stand on the battlefield of life and expose their heart’s transparency, so other’s can finish the day with hope. They are the sensitive souls that understand that before theyContinue reading “Use Your Wounds to Be a Healer”

Steady As It Flows: Practicing Fluidity

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Bruce Lee I’m laughing at myself! What a paradox I am. I’ve struggled all afternoon with answeringContinue reading “Steady As It Flows: Practicing Fluidity”

Wind of Chaos, Craft a New Design

Out of Chaos, beauty Out of the chaos the future emerges in harmony and beauty  Emma Goldman The wind of chaos swirls around meClouding up my soulAmid this anxious visionThe pieces crash and slideChaos brings new clarityAs it stirs the dust insideElements both old and newArise, present themselvesThreads unsought, colors knownAre seen in different lightWasContinue reading “Wind of Chaos, Craft a New Design”

A Paradox So Sweet

If you think you can’t make a difference for goodness in this world, take heart! “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 Such a fascinationA joyful captivationThis revelation obviousTo many, I am sure Epiphany dawns on my heartA paradox so sweetArises offers promiseLight overcomes the Dark DarknessContinue reading “A Paradox So Sweet”

Top Ten People Pet Peeves

Selfish habits that ruin it for the rest of us Selfish people try to keep or get things but they lose people. Hannah Garrison These are the top ten pet peeves I gathered from an informal poll of family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. These things fray our collective fabric. But all is not lost. TheContinue reading “Top Ten People Pet Peeves”

I Don’t Want to Be in the Group Kid Cool

People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit. Shannon L. Alder I used to thinkI was quite the foolDidn’t want to be partOf the group Kid Cool They tell you what to beThey tell you how to actMake a deal with the devilGive your soul in a pact Now as I’mContinue reading “I Don’t Want to Be in the Group Kid Cool”