Why do we write? For readers to read Or for writers to do what they really must do. The reader gets to follow a line (or get lost along it) Until a destination is reached, a point is made. And the writer gets to put pen to paper Starting on a journey with an unknown […]Read more "The path of writing."
There are things that impress us, That get us talking And are the subject of conversations online and over meals, Easily spoken of and consequentially easily forgotten; The dress a celebrity was wearing, how great that event was, how well spoken he was. And there are things that are awesome. They inspire awe. Not just […]Read more "Awe"
No one expects you to be good at swimming if you haven’t spent much time in water before. Most of us will struggle before we get into the zone of confidence And even when we are there, the ocean is unpredictable and will always be beyond our complete control. So there’s no point trying to […]Read more "Flailing wildly"
I used to assign shame To certain occupations Like being a taxi driver or conductor : It’s not the ideal job Often the bottom of the food chain Not often educated Sometimes working from filthy taxi ranks Breaking a lot of traffic rules as they go. And yes, some of them are douche bags But […]Read more "Shame assignment"
Waiting for permission to move forward can be a tempting reaction after you’ve made some mistakes, Because it implies that you didn’t know where you were going in the first place And maybe you didn’t. But passivity never got anyone anywhere they wanted to go. Stuff happens, Egos get bruised Time gets wasted Tests are […]Read more "Permission"
Being a victim does not absolve one of responsibility to strive to be a better person, nor does it take anyone off the hook for doing the hard work of making any relationship work. Whether or not we are the (obvious) perpetrators of wrong, we too need to repent of our own sins and be […]Read more "Thin lines"
The illsuion of the moment Is thinking that we were ever were fully in control That somehow our decisions alone Have led us to the place in life that we find ourselves. And so we try to foresee how our current situation Projects to the days ahead. But the recurring lessons of life are that […]Read more "Twenty-eight thousand days"