Surrender to New Life

Still shaking off the ashes and wiping the dust from my eyes – a slow rise for a jeweled bird.

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Music Monday – Jeff Tweedy

In the meantime, a little Jeff Tweed to color your week. The music is a  sweet kind of folk/country/new americana that might make you pause for a few minutes.

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What have you got?

I keep reminding myself to ask – what’s the gift? There is definitely the gift of going deep (no choice?), getting real, and looking fear and anger directly in the eye and allowing it’s expression by asking – what have you got?

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Five – Beyond the Order of Things

Tangent pulled from the middle of this free-write: Brunettes. I love dark boys, the dark hair, the dark skin, the pale eyes. I never thought I had a type, but looking back I see I have a thing for Mediterranean men. Darker men. I love curly hair and almond-shaped eyes. Light brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes. Oh, but dark hair and lovely sharp features.

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Flash (R)evolution

I am moving house. Well, apartment to house. Still renting, but I am spreading out, sort of.

Whenever I move I find stuff – lots of writing especially. I write a lot, but it doesn’t mean I type it, or file it properly, or share it.

The discipline is in the order, not the action for me. I don’t know when I wrote this, I suspect right before moving to Arizona, 2006/2007, while I was leaving my husband and living in a basement in Brooklyn.

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The most beautiful thing

Early childhood Latter Day Saints storybook memory and how I learned that God was not a grumpy old man who spied on me from the sky.

This piece is featured in Elizabeth Hellstern’s interactive creation, the Telepoem Booth.

photo: Holly Troy 

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