I am a new writer looking for feedback, connection, and practice. I write from life.
Reason to Relax
When the asleep body, numb and deadened to the world of the senses, awakens, it is a resurrection that reveals to us that love is stronger than death.
all about love
I have a viney plant that sprouts beautiful red blooms (Red Mandevilla) that we keep inside in the winter and outside on a balcony in the summer. It usually doesn’t bloom too much in the winter but continues to grow and vine its way around. In the late spring when we put it out on the balcony, it continues to vine wrapping itself around the balusters. Once the vines are firmly rooted, it starts to bloom. In thinking about love and the book all about love: New Visions by bell hooks, this is the image that came to mind. Only through knowing, accepting, and loving the self can we reveal our love to others. Like the vine, it is only when we are anchored in who we are that we can show our beautiful gifts, in love or otherwise.
One of the ways my heart guides me is through books. When I need some wisdom, a book will be presented for me to read, or a memory from one will pop up to soothe my aches. Today I am thinking of Viktor Frankl, not because my pain is anything close to what he experienced (as if there were a pain scale) but more because I need to be reminded of a bigger purpose, a more expanded view of life.
A Winter Story
“Oh Jim I need to go.” “Darling you don’t need to go, you want to go. I get it. You want a break. But, why don’t you go to the beach where it will be warm and you can drink cocktails on the beach? Why go to the mountains in the winter where it will be freezing. It is freezing right here in the Midwest. That seems crazy.”