Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hope's Still Here - Writer's Block

I'm not a writer at least not yet. And tonight as I try to think of what to post, my brain becomes flooded with concerns about Hurricane Florence and North Carolina, chickening out about what I want to post tomorrow that is really raw and real, and an honest to God migraine from congestion. Here's my fallback; if you've been reading along I often use music to speak when I don't have the words myself and I often use quotes as well to give me words when I have none to speak. (And I'm sorry if I don't have an author for some of them - these are quotes from the world and other writers not me).

"It's never easy, and it's never over, and it will be a fight renewed each morning; but IT'S POSSIBLE."

"Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing."

"She's been through hell and came out an angel. You didn't break her, darling. You don't own that kind of power." - BMM Poetry

"So take a deep breath, Pick yourself up, Dust yourself off, Start all over again." - Frank Sinatra

"The very things that held you down are going to carry you up." - Dumbo

"Be sure when you step, step with care and great tact! And remember that life's a great balancing act!" - Dr. Seuss

This last one may be a little hard to hear and I hope you hear it with the care and love its intended.

And the truth is that's incredibly true. When I hear that quote, I hear Washington teaching, pleading with a young man who's struggling to find his place and home in this world to stay in the fight. To give it just one more day; just one more fight. To see all the good that is still there in the world for him; and for everyone. In that moment, Lin Manuel Miranda and Chris Jackson wrote and spoke a truth no one says aloud. That life is hard but that doesn't make the living any less worth it. Or the life you have any less worth sticking around for. Sometimes its those hard truths discovered in the darkness that show us just how strong we are. To stay in the fight. To ask for help. To know there is more for us in the light and in this life.

Everyone stay safe tonight and remember help is out there. And the sun will rise tomorrow.

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