I don’t think I’m the only person who sometimes finds a recurring theme, thought, idea, or word arise in my life. I find it interesting that whenever recurring words come forward, I’m reminded at the same time of those points at which I’ve written about them before, only the difference is that with each progressive … Continue reading Beautiful Lies
That’s what I was told I have today by a man whose business it is to measure bodies. Lady, you DO have legs for days! This guy, whom we will call Al, came by to measure me for a wheelchair (its only been almost 7 months since I joined the footless few and I’ve been … Continue reading Legs for Days
Do you remember being a child at the holidays? There was that one toy you opened on Christmas morning (or on one of the nights of Hanukkah) that your parents tried to warn you Santa might not bring but he somehow managed to bring anyway (because he’s Santa!) and you were overjoyed… until you realized … Continue reading Waiting on the Right Things to Change
This week I did something I haven’t done at all in almost 16 months with more ease than I’ve been able to do it in for more than 4 years: I stood up on my one leg and a prosthetic and I walked. If you don’t have any major health issues, disability, or problems with … Continue reading Perspective Taking
Resilience. This is a word that keeps coming back to me but not because I say it to or about myself, rather because there’s a very small handful of those who keep saying it is a quality I possess in great supply. To be honest, I have a difficult time hearing this word applied to … Continue reading Resilience
there is something delightful about knowing you’re beautiful to look at, but there is something even more delightful about knowing you’re a ravishing soul. “She accepts your compliments on her face, her hair, and her body graciously— and she is, indeed, beautiful. But she is only moved when you notice the beauty of … Continue reading “lady, i will touch you with my mind” ⁂ e.e. cummings: modern classics
On Thanksgiving when friends came by for cocktails in the evening, my sweet (beautiful, brilliant, resilient, wise) friend spent some time seated with me next to my fireplace, talking of a great many things, the two of us enjoying being in each other’s confidence while the Mr. Wickam’s of the world left us to our … Continue reading Golden Threads
There is nothing healthy about remaining in a situation with yourself or with others where it is unbearable to be in closed up in the same space alone or together. Nothing.
You are not noble or honorable or wise or kind for continuing to remain in an unhealthy situation with yourself or with someone else.
You are not strong or resilient or faithful or powerful or amazing for continuing to remain in an unhealthy situation with yourself or with someone else.
You are simply unhealthy and whether you realize it today or you realize it 10 years from now, what is healthy is what is right.
Make a change now. Use this time to reflect upon yourself and your situation now and let that motivate a positive change that lasts after the quarantine in both your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others. Continue reading The Blessing of Covid
It’s not a secret that my life isn’t exactly going as planned at the moment and at times the proverbial wrenches in the works are so outrageous that it’s almost as though God’s throwing the worst at me to see how I will respond like a modern day Job. I’m not going to lie, there … Continue reading Finding Happy
I’ve met a lot of pricks in my time but you, sir, are a fucking cactus! ~Unknown Some months ago, I explained my Seagull Theory, or How Not to Be a Shit, as a reflective contemplation on the behaviors of others with the purpose of learning how not to take the proverbial shit on one’s … Continue reading The Cactus Theory, or How Not to Be a Prick