Questions as Daggers, Questions as Saviors

Dear Hope

But you seem fine.
You look like you’ve been doing well!
You don’t seem depressed on social media.
Why didn’t you tell me you were feeling bad?

Don’t assume. You know what they say. I’ve gotten so good at hiding how I feel, shoving the emotions down so far I seem to misplace them altogether, that even those closest to me don’t see a thing.

I’m sneaky. I’m clever. I know the right things to say and do and wear. I know how to hide the scars, internal and external, and pretend like they’re not even there (are they even there?)

I’m sneaky. I’m clever. This gets me in trouble.
I’m often in trouble.

I don’t want you to take it personally. Really, I don’t. It’s not you, it’s me (really, it is).

The facade I maintain is one I’ve been perfecting for years, my fears of vulnerability stemming from…

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This Is The Kind Of Love I Need In Order To Love Again

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If I should love again,

I will choose the kind of love

that sees through me.

The kind of love that tells me I am beautiful even if I just woke up and haven’t brushed my hair yet.

The kind of love that knows

what I want to eat for lunch or dinner.

The kind of love that knows all my favorites without me telling each.

The kind of love that knows exactly where to find me when I am lost.

The kind of love that accepts me no matter what I become and what I will be.

The kind of love that brings out the best, the bravest and the kindest in me.

The kind of love that is always there for me but I might have been taken for granted, most of the times.

The kind of love that stays and unconditional.

If I should love again, I…

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Healing and Strength to Body and Soul

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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

John Muir

 Scottish born John Muir, worked for most of his life to preserve the wilderness of the American west. He was a conservationist before there was such a thing. Muir helped the National Parks become established, with the National Parks Bill passing Congress in 1890.

This bill established Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. He was often called the “Mountain Prophet”, and is now considered the, “Father of the National Parks”. His books have inspired millions.

In this quote, Muir so beautifully illustrates the connection of the physical and spiritual worlds. For Muir the spiritual was deeply rooted in nature, or perhaps nature was deeply rooted in the spiritual.

Nature is also good for the body. I love the expression, we need, “beauty as…

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The Darkest Fairytale

I’ve fallen through worlds
That are in my mind,
Landed on earth
With a purpose to find.
Layers of mistake
Masked in smiles,
I fell for a world
That put me on trial.
So many storms
Where do I start?
Lightening & thunder
Appeared in my heart.
Like the planet
Thoughts orbit around,
Yet gravity forbids me
To leave this ground.


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Musings of a Millennial

Find your words and
hold them close to your
soul. It might be one simple
word, or an entire phrase
long. Repeat it to yourself
not only when times are hard
but also when you are
happy. Let your words serve
as a reminder to always hold
something dear to you. May you
remember that even in the darkest
of nights, your words can act as a
guiding light.

Just as I am, I am enough.
Just as I am, I am enough.
Just as I am, I am enough.

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Worried are we about how many will remember,

If but one then we are blessed to have known.

How many souls come into our lives, pass us by,

They will not be there to say goodbye when we fly.

Within the scheme of things if we are so lucky,

A small group will send us on our way beyond our days.

Our beginning to an end is what I believe too be that

Fantastic journey into eternity but not wasting life now.

Keith Garrett

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