Writer. Teacher. Performer. INFJ. Disney enthusiast. Texan.
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Sediments and Sentiments
If walls could talk, they would say, “Stay strong and keep going!” Seeing as I am now Jericho’s crumbled reminder of the once-fortified fortress, this may sound moot, but after what transpired, I’m too excited to be distressed! Despite my current status, big things are happening here. Breakdowns have a reputation for being negative, yet I wonder how one can have a breakthrough without one. Furthermore, what doors will open once the walls come down?
I Am a Rock; I Am an Island
With visible breath, the ocean calls to me. I don’t know how I got here, yet, here I am, studying stripes of tan and white painted along the sides of this dramatic shoreline. The brisk air smells fresh and salty. Surrounded by water, the island is only accessible by some naval transport. With visible tracks, I find my way to the edge of the water, and soon sparkling sprinkles of refreshing spray splash my face friendly in an encouraging whisper as if to say, “Look! There it is!”
FIT FOR A KING
The morning sun burst through the windows of the east tower, past the curtains onto the floor. A tall, thin shadow of a man brought the curtains to a close and breathed deeply at the relief of darkness. He liked the dark; it was where he did his best work. The elder ran a wiry hand through his long white beard. Gone were the days of old and gray. Now there was only old. But the alchemist wouldn't be retiring any time soon. There was too much to be done. Especially now. As he considered the task at hand, there was a knock at the door, which Olevander the Mild quickly rushed to answer.
Here's to strong women. Neeley Jonea is an accomplished actress, model, and Nordstrom stylist. May we know them. Subjectively, there's a CVS-receipt-long list of reasons to celebrate Neeley: She's a Fort Worth native (like myself), she went to TCU (like me--GO FROGS!), and we both share an affinity for our fur babies. Seriously, if you haven't checked out Sir Cameron the Pomeranian on Instagram (@sircameron_the_super_pom), do yourself a favor!