Happiness is Jill Scott in Concert : A Trip into Our Lives and Souls

Jill Scott in concert! She was mesmerizing. Besides her spectacular voice and showmanship, I was surprised at her humility and honesty.  How many artists are willing to let you look away, to let you spend a LOT of time focused on something other than herself? This was Jill Scott’s show. Many times - MANY - … Continue reading Happiness is Jill Scott in Concert : A Trip into Our Lives and Souls

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Prosery: Between Heartbeats

She had long since stopped struggling. As reward for her compliance, she was able to drift off into an alternate reality, one in which there was no smell of piss and liquor emanating from she didn’t know where. A reality in which her fingers were gripping the silky coat of her dog, Sophie, wrapped around … Continue reading Prosery: Between Heartbeats

it Is What It Is

Annoyingly Profound, Part 1: “It is What it Is”

Throughout my marriage, two of my husband's most-used phrases have driven me crazy.  The first (as in the one which appeared earliest and has been used most often) is "It is what it is."  The second, which appeared only a few years ago, is "You don't know what you don't know" and, oddly enough, this … Continue reading Annoyingly Profound, Part 1: “It is What it Is”

Art Therapy Journaling: One of My Favorite Life Discoveries

I am a do-it-yourselfer. If you’ve by any chance read my blog post, My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being, you are aware that this doing-it-myself thing extends to all things, even things as crucial as my entire existence. Maybe it’s good, maybe it’s not. I’ve certainly been scolded for being too self-sufficient but … Continue reading Art Therapy Journaling: One of My Favorite Life Discoveries

Proof of My Existence - Catastrophe

Catastrophe, Thank You

Catastrophe, I thank you Disaster, you win For getting my head back on straight again For setting my heart in a giving place again For my life and my love. Catastrophe, I owe you one Disaster, chalk up this one To letting the Highest in again To betting He'll make His point again In my … Continue reading Catastrophe, Thank You