Category Archives: Self-affirming

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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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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I dreamed you into being

I Dreamed You Into Being I dreamed you into being, so many years ago. An injured young girl’s desperate wish, for a love that does not hurt. I saw you first in a song, my bridge over troubled waters. I … Continue reading

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Will you remember me?

The song fragment “Will you remember me?” came to my mind this morning.  I wanted to know why.  I looked up the song and then the song lyrics. I will remember you Will you remember me? Don’t let your life … Continue reading

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