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Feeling Found

By Billie Beldyga, published on May 22, 2010

Today I was reminded of an episode of Good Times I watched when I was 10 or 11. Thelma, the sister, was preparing to get married and as the big day arrived and she walked down the aisle with J.J. escorting her and Michael singing the wedding song, I was instantly drawn to how her eyes were glued to her soon-to-be husband and his to hers. I sensed their mutual anticipation of a future filled with love, laughter and making memories..in short, building a life together as one. Watching that episode, I remember thinking for the first time, one day that's going to be me. I'm going to be a woman... (more)

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The Awakening

By Billie Beldyga, published on May 5, 2010

Sunlight streams throughthe living- room windowcasting a shadow of the rhythmic movementof her 6-year old "mixed" self.

Light skin, dancing, swaying...fingers snapping cooly to the hypnoticvoice of Al Green singing on the radio..."Let's, let's stay..together.

The groove is interrupted as she catches a glimpseof her self...being mimicked by the shadow dance on the floor.

She never realized until that very momentthatwhen she moves...her hair...remains still.SO different than all thosearound her.

Different.....an awakening.

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A Letter to my Mother

By Billie Beldyga, published on May 4, 2010

Dear Mom,

I love you. I find it so odd those three words can roll so easily off my tongue...now. I know the impact that words can have, especially life-giving, encouraging words, but I held back on so many occasions because of our strained relationship throughout the years.

You never knew that I thought you had the most beautiful hazel eyes I had ever seen and the prettiest, naturally full lips. People pay a lot of money these days for lips like yours. Nor, did I ever tell you I admired the way you so easily could spark up a conversation with anyone, anywhere. I always feigned... (more)

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