Projecting on Poetry

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Maybe I am projecting. Maybe the thought ‘poems’ elicits the sound of birds chirping on a cool breezy day while strolling by the waterside. NO. Firstly, let’s presume there are two types of people in the world: those who read poetry and those who don’t. Very few are occasional readers. I’d wager, listening to music is how 90% of the population consumes poetry. Yet, if these listeners were asked to read poetry, there’d be reluctance and discomfort. Why? Because reading, or worse! reciting poetry, is fraught with an over romanticized, snobbish, intellectual pomposity; or simply, it’s perceived as boring and unapproachable because we have no freakin idea what the writer is really trying to say. Of all forms of writing, … Read More

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Sleep, Perchance to Dream

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I love sleep. It is my favorite pastime, the favorite part of my day and best part of my diet, the secret to recovery and longevity. Ask any model what she does before a shoot or a runway show, every single one will say drink lots of water and sleep, even before working out. As much as I love it, I don’t do it well, such as why I am also a big proponent of power naps. Back in 1995 NASA did a study on the perfect nap time duration. They could’ve called to ask me; i’ve known since I was 8, it’s about 25 minutes. I’m so sensitive to external stimuli, all conditions have to be pretty perfect for a … Read More

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Friday Flashes

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Instead of the usual social media moniker of flashing back, this is a rounding-up of where my mind has been: After hinting at my work life in the last post, if you are a freelancer this post will read painfully true. The Pay is Not Commiserate With the Work (my own summation of the title) When I had a food-dessert biz, I knew the baseline rate to charge was 3 times the ingredients cost. There are so many variables to consider, only one is time. I have not put any money in savings this entire past year and this fact weighs on me heavily. I’m not getting younger and the world is becoming more divisive and competitive. I am definitely … Read More

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This Little Light of Mine

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…let it shine, let it shine. Made it to the end of the week. I had insomnia every.single.night. this past week! I do not recommend it; it kinda makes you hate things, and people, and light. I woke this morning and promised myself if I made it through my entire to-do list, I would treat myself to a glass of champagne. I write this post from the other side of halfway through the second. Throw a girl a bone. I am always honest. There are a lot of things i dislike in my mind, but on the other side of having accomplished them, I’m excited. I try to remind myself of this when I start over-thinking. Like writing this blogpost, … Read More

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Task

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I have been called out. I am not good at reading directions; I never have been. I rush -I scan – I assume. I do not pace. I do not slow and study. I am not slow and steady. This, I am not.   I didn’t accomplish the task correctly. I’ve rarely been known to do so perfectly. I am humbled that it has been enough -to suffice -to survive -to have gotten this far. I’ve done it my way I feel ahead of this -above it -beyond it I am not. Why am I spending time? -the worst fault of mine.   -To return -to recover -to cover up More costly, more exhausting Stop Be slow, be calm Understand … Read More

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