I’m in awe of you
Of your courage
The capacity of your heart to forgive
Your continual willingness to try no matter what
Your full-hearted commitment to living your truth
Your love of life that always manages to overcome your darkness
Your never- ending spirit in the face of despair
I am in awe of you
You are my hero
Inspired by The Daily Post Word Prompt: awe
How I would love to empty out my mind
Of all that I have learned, all that I know
To be clean and clear, an open slate
Wonder would woosh in on angel’s wings
Excitement and joy, contentment and unselfconsciousness
Childlike, open, ready to live fully
In my body, and out of my mind
Inspired by The Daily Post Word Prompt: empty
A hunger, an appetite
For more of what, I do not know
Resides inside me all the time
Tells me how to feel, where to go
Will fight hard to get what’s mine
Begrudges others getting theirs
I try to feed it, it just wants more
It doesn’t trust that I am there
And so I love her anyway, since, after all, she’s mine
I try to guide her, try to soothe her
I accept her enormous need
I take her hand and sing her songs
And hope that one day, she’ll be freed
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The clown nose.
The world’s smallest mask.
When donned, it can bring magic to the courageous soul underneath.
If you give yourself to it.
Let it lead the way.
Soften your brain. Let your eyes open big, your eyebrows go up.
Let your tongue be heavy in your mouth.
Begin to look for sparkly things as you inhale and reach to find your wonder, just above your head.
Oh, there you are.
There you are.
Hello, old friend.
I am a recovering perfectionist.
(I write of this often.)
One of the most helpful tools I have learned to use to work with this -ism is the following mantra:
“Done is better than perfect.”
― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Boy, has this helped me make great strides.
Before this quote found its way into my psyche, I would procrastinate out the wazoo, or sit on and spin out over a project, desperate for it to be “complete” enough to put in the public eye.
Problem was, nothing was ever “good enough” to be complete.
It was hard at first, but by now, I am much better at just getting it done and out there. Through practice, I am learning the value of getting it done and letting it go.
I can always make changes and improve later.
Better done than perfect. Because perfect never comes.
Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: perfection
This city can swallow you whole
Be alert, my child
Stay connected to those who know you well
To those you love, who love you
It is easy to get lost in the masses
To hid ein the comfort of strangers
To drift, and drift, and drift
Until one day you wake up
And twenty years have passed
And you have no idea
To your dreams
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“Why darling, it’s perfectly natural, it happens to everyone now and then,” she said in a soothing tone, hoping to diffuse the tension that had settled into the folds of the bedsheets that now lay crumpled across their naked bodies.
It took her a few moments to realize that he wasn’t turned away from her in shame, but that he’d actually fallen asleep and was looking annoyingly peaceful.
It was then that she realized that the tension she’d felt was all her own.
Inspired by The Daily Post Word Prompt: natural