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Soul Nurturers

Soul Nurturers

He gave up at cutting hair, and instead trimmed away at his soul, sip by snip. ~Eka Kurniawan To give up one’s passion, to forego love for expediency, to live for yesterday at the expense of the future are all soul diminishing activities, spirit-crushing choices. I am lucky to have been blessed with parents who […]

Contrarian Children

Contrarian Children

I rebel; therefore we exist. ~Albert Camus Some of us are born rebels choosing – no, not choosing – driven to be contrarian. it is a path I have walked since I first began crawling. It is a path that will follow me to the grave, if not, put me in the grave. It is […]

Each Death Diminishes Me

Each Death Diminishes Me

Everytime someone I know dies, I feel my world rock. It’s like part of my life, the force that keeps my whole, chips off. I a diminished, a little less robust, a little more tender hearted. The longer I’ve known them, the larger the piece that tumbles into eternity never to be regained.

A Long Time Ago It Was Noon

The past beats inside me like a second heart. ~John Banville In my dreaming mind, birth is still within arms reach when I suckled mama’s titties. A blind, fleshy lump driven to the nipple by instinctual feel. Instinct woven into the genes of all mammals needing sustenance from mommy the instant passage was complete. It seems […]

Celebrating Differences

Celebrating Differences

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ~ Audre Lorde Imagine, if you will, a life in which we, you, me, everyone, ate only one thing. There were no other options. Every day, every meal, day after day, year after year, we ate […]

Are You Perpetuating Ignorance?

Are You Perpetuating Ignorance?

“Those who ignore history tend to become its victims.” ~Carlos Romulo I was educated in the USA, in quality, private schools. Still, the history in our books was sanitized, devoid of almost any hint of wrongdoing perpetrated by my country against other countries, against its own citizens. It was whitewashed giving the impression that all […]

My Grandpa Wore Rubbers On His Feet

Have you seen the well-to-do Up on Lenox Avenue On that famous thoroughfare With their noses in the air High hats and arrowed collars White spats and fifteen dollars Spending every dime On a wonderful time ~Robbie Williams, Puttin’ on the Ritz My grandpa wore a hat on his head and rubbers on his feet. […]

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