Category Archives: Ego

Deconstruction

I love watching buildings go up…though I really do not love the idea of using up every available square inch of the natural places to do so. They’d built a brand new elementary school behind my daughters’ 40 year old … Continue reading

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To no one in particular and to you in particular

I don’t want to live like this anymore (upset, tearful, afraid). I don’t want to keep beating myself up for my failures. I was taught to mistrust my Self. I was taught to hate my Self. I can see, though, … Continue reading

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The journey so far

I wrote this originally in June of 2010.  I am re-posting it now for a particular reason.  In the next blog post or few I want to talk about the idea that the worst part about growing up in abusive … Continue reading

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Accepting the way things are

I woke up sick this morning.  I laid weirdly on my neck last night and had induced feelings of vertigo, which lasted a long time.  I almost thought it was the flu, but it turned out it wasn’t.  This feeling … Continue reading

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There is no fragmentation

Only forgetting who I really am. I can laugh at my foolishness now. Which delights me beyond measure. Because laughter did not come easy. Tears and sorrow were more likely. How rash this wounded, clumsy, tender heart has been. Searching … Continue reading

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