Life on the Outside

Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were

I bet I'm not the only one. "Normal" is coming back. Here's the problem: I never was "normal"; I never liked "normal"; I was never able to pull off "normal". I haven't missed it, although the way, many ways, it went missing made me angry and distraught. Returning to it is akin to a death … Continue reading Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were

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”

Credits

Credits

                    Scenes have come and scenes have gone. Fragmented clips play in the background. Heavy curtains hanging silent at distant edges, become visible, bringing about a curious tilt of the head and a questioning furrow to the eyebrows.   Supporting. Names appear, rolling from the bottom, … Continue reading Credits

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

Tribal Dance

Tribal Dance

I envy them, their branches swaying, rocking, swirling, bouncing, Entranced by the music in the breeze, flexing and bowing against the rushing, whooshing rhythms from ancient times, from around the earth Winds as old as life, as constant as music in memory.   Skirts of brown and green and gray lifting, flying, swirling, lying. And … Continue reading Tribal Dance