not-quite Journaling, 65
1/16/2024: Winter has spread a snowy blanket over New York City. Inside my home, an amaryllis gets ready to spring. Don’t you just love how Nature balances herself?
is a sickness,
and it spreads.
1/29/2024: I spent some time with a friend I hadn’t seen in years. We ran into one of her relatives, and the person told her that she should “stop wasting time running her mouth and go home”. At first, I thought the other individual was joking. When my friend just lowered her eyes, I was shocked at how little of the strong woman I used to know remained in her.
tact and I barely exist in the same reality, I asked her: “What happened to
you?” She sighed and said, “I get more peace when I let her have her way.” She
grabbed her bag and left, so I didn’t have time to contradict her statement.
But the whole thing left me thinking about how self-neglect can tear the spirit
to bloody pieces. And after the spirit is crushed, dreams, confidence, joy,
hope, and self-love begin to die.
not just for show.
my own gym of flesh and bone
Some silver linings are difficult to appreciate.
So, I wasn’t surprised that a workout buddy failed to see the benefits, when I told
her, “Look on the bright side, these days I don’t need dumbbells for strength
training--my weights are built-in”.
– for Poets and Storytellers United (Friday Writings #112: Silver Lining)