Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paths to Change: Homelessness, Poverty, and Abuse.

The most important event in my life …  being homeless.

The crowd hushes.  Murmuring abounds. 

Where in the undercurrent rumblings do your murmurs fall?
  • “Did she really just say that?”
  • “How pathetic, the most important event in her life is/was being homeless?” 
  • “What?
    • Being born wasn’t eventful?
    • Having significant others wasn’t eventful?  Working wasn’t eventful? 
    • Giving birth wasn’t eventful?”
  • “You’ve got to be kidding! Of everything in your life and you feel being homeless is/was the most important event?"
  • "Shameful!” 
  • "What does she mean?"

Rd smiles mirthfully, raises her hands to quiet the crowd, nods, and the talk begins…

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fixing Symptoms Does Not Fix the Problem

bear butt walking away.  "Gone crazy. Back soon."
Health (physical, mental, emotional, spirit) in the body or in social structures is not made better by fixing symptoms.

Circumstances place me in a situation where I can choose to bemoan, misery-ize, and just plain rant; or I can follow my own talk and choose how to make the circumstances bring about my goals.

All right --
after physical movement calculated to change my position, or posture if you will;
breathing to calm, quiet and relax every aspect of me;
and referring to previous creative praises of me (yep, had to resort to outside intervention in this one! ::grin:: )

-- I am now ready to sally forth.