Scene: She drops her glass upon being startled by a bird’s call. Time suspends, or more correctly, slows. The glass in it’s decent barely tilts, there being enough liquid to keep the glass’s center of gravity perpendicular to the surface below. As the moment of impact arrives, the glass has only just begun to tilt, and thus, strikes the paving stones upon one edge of the bottom of the glass, emitting a sharp rejoinder to the call of the bird across the plaza where the outdoor café is set. It shatters in slow motion, shards spraying mostly in the direction opposite of the edge... Read More
We in the West love our leaders, our celebrities, our larger-than-life individuals that we place on pedestals as icons for the rest of us to emulate. These prodigals, whether they be captains of industries like Steve Jobs, economic leaders such as Warren Buffet, or political leaders like Desmond Tutu, serve as shining lights that give example as the best and the brightest that the rest of us lowly mortals can only aspire to.
That they are highly achieving individuals there is no doubt, but they are only men, with human limitations. Their cult -like identities are constructs devised for... Read More
Its a long way back from the edges of life. I knew when I followed that path, way out to the edge of my experience, my emotions raw and excited with newness of knowledge and feeling, that the price for this wonder may be, the journey back. Its so beautiful on the way out to that edge. My soul so easily amazed by pleasures which offer no sure guidance, pleasures which deceive with their passion. This excitement is the elixir of madness offered by my wayward senses to lure me beyond the wise and sure. Looking at my experiences, I recognize the most painful ones are the ones that had extreme... Read More
I loved someone with a genuine love. It was not returned to me and in fact, I was spurned. I turned away, saddened by my gullibility at having opened up like I did. After a time of mulling on the lost love, I realized, I still loved that person and by having that love, I discovered things about myself that were lost to me before. I learned to dance, and, I found my gift of music that was lost for many years. So then, I ask myself, “should I look on this as a bad thing?” I say, NO! I am the richer for having loved than holding myself back. Loving brings to us, the person doing the loving,... Read More
To The Masses…
A message more precisely intended for the evolving entity of Big Brother, as I am well aware that you will be reading this, have you not already done so. I will admit, You have succeeded, to a certain acute degree, in the intimidation department. This was undeniable, as I found myself in an eventual state of complete fear, consumed with hesitation by the impending possibilities of danger within this rapidly evolving and intruding technology of yours.
I can put my computer on my phone and my phone on my computer. I have an application for applications and... Read More
She is the tiny voice that sings "I am"
in the gloom of darkest night.
She is the Song of the Soul
reveling in tiny moments of truth.
She is the pulse that quivers with hope
in the rubble of man's discontent,
and the flame of commitment
in the rearing of a child.
She lays a gentle sheen
on the tired world on a moonless night,
filling hollows and thickets and stark rooms
with murmurs of inspiration.
She quells the thirst for empty pleasures
and rides the waves of painful days.... Read More
Her day was spinning out of control. Not a single thing was going right since the coffee pot broke this morning before her first sip.
The kids were fighting. The baby was whining. Her husband couldn't find something. Before she could yell at him to actually move items around to find it, she scooped up her car keys and purse and headed out the door without so much as a word to any of them.
I had to get out of there. I couldn't take it anymore. The guilt is pulling me by the hair in the wrong direction. The anxiety is crippling me. Now what, where am I going? She drove with no... Read More
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Agree Barb, throwing the baby out with the bath water 'aint the answer. Take care. :>)
I know Rigina, when it takes a week for legite comments to appear it is upsetting, and it is killing the site slowly. Surely there must be a better way to address the spammers and floggers. Also taking away ratings if you do not post in a period of...
ed i was one of the original complainers about people using this site to flog their stuff. Now legite comments don't show?