I don't typically celebrate these kinds of anniversaries. But I do know that I have need to say that they existed more than that they died. Just like we exist and will cease to. I hope we are all remembered by the lives we lead and that the way life leaves does not supercede that part.
Tag: conversations that happen in my head
For my Nieces and Nephews
Fearful love means sometimes I worry over you because I love you so much (yeah, resulting in that goofy glossy-eyed look--just play along like y'all do). If you know that, then you know that there are no shady hucksters, no mistake you could ever make, no single thing on this side of the river Jordan that could make you any less than loved in my eyes and should not make you any less in your own.
My Five Point Plan
From the crates…
1. Wherever you are, be all there.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34 ESV
2. Believe in magic (if you want some).
The greatest secrets are hid in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl
3. If you get a chance take it (and if it changes your life, let it).
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell
4. Move (often enough to appreciate being still).
5. Save yourself for nothing (you are worth it all).
“in the undisputed dignity of my womanhood…”
"Only the black woman can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.'" Anna Julia Cooper
The Weight of Him
There is never a question and this, too, you believe appropriate to the narrative. His forcefulness is desire. His kisses, all tongue with nary a preliminary peck, are invitations not to be denied. And why would you deny them? You like him. You like his kisses. You enjoy his touch. What should come next is a part of the narrative you have not been given from The Women. So you wing it with what you believe. They give you onomatopoeia and warnings against Temptation and anecdotes about being Fast. You’re not Fast. And until now are not easily given to Temptation.
Running Giveth and Running Taketh Away (Maybe)
Running gave me confidence I didn't know I lacked. My body changed internally and externally and I surprised myself by achieving things I had considered out of my league and moreover out of my reach. Then I had a disappointing race experience at the end of a phenomenal training season. Which led to more disappointing [...]
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Cracks in the Facade
In December of last year my father suffered a heart attack. If there’s a such thing as a freak heart attack, his was one. My dad is no Jack Lalane, but despite his penchant for fried chicken wings and bacon, he’s a pretty fit dude according to his doctors. Up until that morning, he had [...]
DLF > DNF >> DNS
I started running around May of 2010. By the following March I had completed a half marathon, a marathon, and a 10k. In that order. I jumped into the marathoning part feet first. Within a year of completing my first in March 2011, I had completed 4—my 4th was a year to the day of [...]
My Five Point Plan
1. Wherever you are, be all there. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34 ESV 2. Believe in magic (if you want some). The greatest secrets are hid in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in [...]