“The people you have to lie to, own you. The things you have to lie about, own you. When your children see you owned, then they are not your children anymore, they are the children of what owns you. If money owns you, they are the children of money. If your need for pretense and illusion owns you, they are the children of pretense and illusion. If your fear of loneliness owns you, they are the children of loneliness. If your fear of the truth owns you, they are the children of the fear of truth.” —Michael Ventura
“If change is to come, it will come from the margins. It was the desert, not the temple, that gave the prophets.” -Wendell Berry
“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers
Last year at this time I posted every day for a week in my One Year Here blog. It was one of the toughest weeks of my life. But I got through it.
I got through it.
And now, One Year Later, I’m really starting to feel like I’m no longer in danger of going under, my head is above water. Joy is creeping back in, every day gets a little easier and a little easier.
Thank you for being there through this with me … even if it was just for today.
First He Looked Confused
I could not lie anymore, so I started to call my dog “God.”
First he looked
then he started smiling, then he even
I kept at it: now he doesn’t even
I am wondering if this
might work on
—Tukaram (c. 1608-1649)