As I reflect on the story now that it is published, I have been thinking about how people do bad things because of pain.
. True poetry begins in taking away words and rearranging the remaining ones.
A book or an article about Oprah’s life would be an important read. But a poem that goes through the emotions someone has towards their abuser is immediate and powerful.
Walking out from work, I was walking along the road (the sidewalk is tore up), I saw a guy hesitate to pull out and then hesitiate to drive away until I had passed him. Boy, I wanted to let this driver know he was stupid. He gave me a wave and only then could I … Continue reading Lessons and Setbacks
Doesn’t this go on a lot? By all of us and on many things. But as an example, so many people got angry over the quarantine. Like me, they are angry and did not bother getting the facts. There is the other issue of the concerted effort of people to disparage the experts and fire people up. But for too many things, we see something, and it seems wrong to us. But we never search out information. We never assume that people or organizations have a good reason for their actions (I actually wrote a funny novel on how they don’t).
No, often they are saying. I don’t care how it affects other people. They are giving a piece of their mind, not saying what is on their mind.
Imagine your brain and knowledge as a myriad of filing drawers.
How much of conversations is not conveying information, but people saying what is rattling around in their head? People want to hear themselves say it. They like to be validated, but don’t really even listen to hear what the other person’s response to it. How much of conversations today is not thought out? Have you … Continue reading Is The Art of Conversation Dead?
Not that I know. I am just exploring the pressure to compete that society puts on woman.
“_____ staff of color feel numb. These events happen so frequently that we don’t believe they will ever stop. There are layers of trauma and fatigue. These events have a real impact on people’s ability to live their lives, to feel safe moving about in the world.” “We need to create space for our staff, … Continue reading I Agree, but Huh?