Let's start with the basics. There have been a series of developments since the last time I touched on this topic so I figured starting with a few important facts will help give you a better understand of the rambling to come.
The short end of it is we need to be more transparent. We need to speak more truth. And we need to be motivated by the one thing that never fails: love.
This weekends events were horrendous, but can you honestly say it was surprising. I am not here to speak about this one event. There are so many injustices and for me this was the final straw. This is a battle cry, a heartbreak that has tormented me for years and I finally have found I can take it no longer. I have had many chances to speak up and each time I don't, I feel guilty because by staying silent I am just as much apart of the problem as those acting out on it.
I've since given up on running away from my feelings. And despite losing everything, I never gave up on words: the only thing that kept me sane. The one that hadn't let me down. The only way I felt I could properly give tribute to the pain I felt was to string together words until their weight was lifted off of my heart.
Okay, so not as morbid as it sounds. This was to be my mantra this year, I guess it still is in a way. A year of fear - living out life doing the things you are afraid of, not allowing the unknown to dictate what you will and not do. I had all these grand … Continue reading My Year of Fear
I once heard someone I greatly admired say how much they couldn't stand people who post inspirational things all the time. It made their skin crawl. They saw it as being pretentious and down right obnoxious. I was changed by this. Here was someone who had love and gave it away. Who claimed to 'hate' … Continue reading Be.
Being homeless isn't so bad It's just walls Walls are everywhere And aren't we always trying to break them down? A ceiling isn't that nice It blocks out the stars You know the ones that make you feel so small but important, At the same time. A yard isn't that great. Pulling weeds and always … Continue reading Being Homeless Isn’t So Bad