I have been writing since early childhood, my over-active imagination–as I have been informed, landing me in front of teachers, principals and angry parents on more than one occasion growing up. I was taught early and often that one never puts down on paper what one doesn’t want the whole world to know. Apparently that lesson didn’t stick because I have been furiously outing myself of late. I am a product of the 50’s raised in the school of “Prim, Proper and Ladylike”, suddenly finding myself in my 60’s, wondering how I got here so quickly. I am working hard at being comfortable with my own vulnerability, living in my own soft body of being enough–finally and with some relief as I begin the dissolving process towards the finality of life here on earth. No one really knows when that will come–my mother-in-law started giving things away in preparation for that day thirty years before her death. I think she was very surprised that it took so long. So in honor of my impending death whenever, I am giving my words away, my amazement, my bewildering confusions, my chaos and order, the beautiful bitter sweetness of it all–I am writing it all down. It’s time to tell the truth.
Not so easy. Not that I have The Truth For All Time to tell, but my own little corner of it. You should try it if you haven’t already. Like pulling wisdom teeth sometimes, but funny how some things stop hurting so much when you yank them out!
There have been risks taken in these 60 years, skidding now into my 61st year of life. You should know I don’t regret a single one of them. There are others I have yet to take. One is here, now. Not everyone will be delighted, especially if they find themselves written on to my pages. I hope others will find some kind of transformation, some kind of healing or recognition of themselves in the words I write, not always so polite, but that will hopefully land on the soul of understanding.
April 20, 2016 at 3:19 pm
Lovely poem and blog.
April 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm
Thank you, Vicki! I have enjoyed your wisdom writings, too. Pithy and on target, they have hit the bulls eye on so many occasions!
February 26, 2015 at 6:49 am
I awoke this morning with thoughts of you on my mind . A smile came and energized me.
January 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm
Thank you so much, Michelle! I have enjoyed reading your blog, as well. And the feeling is mutual!
And thank you for the condolences. When I get through all this, I am sure there is a book out there waiting to be written! ha ha! It’s been quite the journey.
January 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm
So glad our paths crossed over at Holistic Wayfarer. I can already see that you have a huge heart and talent to boot. I look forward to reading more.
Again…so sorry for your losses over the last year.
April 22, 2014 at 6:39 pm
You are Miracle and your blog is miraculous! Thank you for finding me, I am happy :-).
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April 22, 2014 at 8:07 pm
I am so happy you have found me, too! I should be the one thanking you. Thank you for your joyful endorsement of what you have read here! Thank you!! 🙂
July 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm
A lovely honest blog… sorry to hear about your mum’s passing…. maybe now you will have more time and feel more free to write your hearts desire… I’ll enjoy reading about your beautiful journey when i pop in now and again… Barbara
July 31, 2013 at 2:44 pm
Thank you, Barbara! I appreciate that you took the time to stop in and read awhile and follow my blog. I apologize for the delay in responding here…there is so much to be done after someone dies. I plan to get back to writing a lot as soon as possible and also reading more, including your wonderful blog. I did get to read some of what you have written, and I like how you think!! Spain sounds lovely, and I have some travel opportunities coming up quite possibly. How lovely would that be?!
July 31, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Spain is lovely and Mazarron, Costa Calida is one magical place… many vortexs here, the energy vibrates high… There are many villa’s here to stay in… for a great vacation….