By Crystal Lagace.
When the ache is so strong it feels
as though thoughts are shredding
a path from heart to brain,
tearing through delicate nerve endings –
and beginnings –
that signal shivers of soul tears and blood leaking from fingertips,
itching to express intensity…
you may be a writer.
When love has the power to tingle toes
and ignite flaming desires
that engulf all reason in –
and out –
secret spaces speaking
volumes in that trusting silence
and embracing unknown certainties
that scream to follow bliss
in the supremacy of words…
you might be a writer.
If the sidewalk imprint
of a decomposing fallen leaf
in a pounding chest,
you may be.
If the choral harmony
of flocking birds
has the audacity
to make your spirit soar
alongside their flapping wings
After getting out to help, I noticed a Canadian license plate from the corner of my eye. I froze with fear. I had fallen for the oldest trick in the book. Fox News had spent years warning me about the dangers of encountering foreigners, and despite my best vigilance, here I was in the grips of death.
Karma is a bitch and then again I can be too. An angry person is a hurt person. I think on the emotional breakup scale anger is a better place to be than discouragement. Anger at least likes to work out, have clean hair, get out of bed and put on some lipstick.
Be honest. You think that's too simple?...Try running a campaign past your best friend that has known you since boarding school and see if they make you second-guess it the minute it comes out of your mouth. If you can get it past them, there’s a good chance it’s true.
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create..."
The root of the word courage is 'cor' - the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant 'to speak one's mind by telling all one's heart.' Over time, this definition has changed...
"Once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you..."
It wasn’t yet hot, but it would be. It would be the hottest day of my life, long, sweltering, and painful---from beginning to end. Because that day was the end. And pain is hot. Regret is unbearable, like a summer day that drives you inside for relief, but with regret, there is no relief. No escape from the heat.
Approximately 27 million people of at least 136 different nationalities are currently enslaved in 118 different countries. Why do humans enslave people? What has to change within societies around the globe to bring slavery to an end?
Know that we’re all part of a bigger, abstract picture our eyes were never intended to make sense of. And in all our childlike and blissful ignorance, she takes care of us in a way won’t know because it’s veiled behind colours we can’t see. Feel the love and find the connection.