Windswept Garden

Living Library

  It's a sickness, this gnawing desire to learn keep learning  keep learning  keep learning keep doing   keep finding  keep searching No more school  no more other people's ideas other people's thoughts  other people's shoulds There is an accredited university in my brain Professors of experience  of what I've seen of what I've done  of … Continue reading Living Library

Reflection

Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

I have started this blog 50 different ways in the few hours it has existed.  After all, when you've been playing hide and seek for four decades and everybody forgot you were playing and no one came to find you, how exactly do you show yourself? Do you tear off all your clothes, kick the … Continue reading Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Annoyingly Profound, Part 2: “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know”

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 2: “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know”

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