Check Your Ledger

Every human being we interact with is either crediting your emotional ledger or creating an emotional debit and it is not enough simply to be happy when you are no longer in the hole or just barely getting by with chump-change in your accounts. The whole idea of the ledger is not to judge the other or ascribe intent or motive to the other, it is simply to recognize that your physical and emotional well-being are impacted by the balance of your ledger and not everyone you have a relationship with is someone who leaves your ledger a little bit fuller after every interaction you have with them. Continue reading Check Your Ledger

Quiet Acts of Rebellion

When you’ve learned To endure pain As silently as the earth, Blossoming becomes A soft act of rebellion. ~Pavana Reddy It seems a lifetime ago now that I first came across this beautiful poem and felt it so deeply within myself that I wrote about it in Soft Rebellion and the Lovely Dead.  I felt the … Continue reading Quiet Acts of Rebellion

Seashore

She stood there barefooted as the wind blew cool, wet air into her face. She’d been pulled away without even realizing it to places she’d never wanted to go, and it’d taken her years to find her way back to the place where she felt the most alive… The margin where water and earth existed … Continue reading Seashore

Devotion

He cared for her, that much was evident. But it wasn’t his feelings that were in question but whether his devotion would translate into action. ⁂ Sammie Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt Use the word “devotion” and write a piece of poetry or prose in exactly 25 words. ⁂ How did I do? Don’t be shy… … Continue reading Devotion