re: grief & pottery…
Growth / Rage Against the Machine

re: grief & pottery…

I’m no good at grief. … Really, I’m not. Or, perhaps I should say – I’m no good at polite, front-parlor, sorrowful-eyes, bring-a-casserole, hold-your-hand, murmur-platitudes grief. THAT I’m no good at. But I can rock the hell out of some get-drunk, scream-into-the-storm, curse-wildly, laugh-inappropriately grief. If that’s what’s required, I’m definitely the one for the … Continue reading

reaching back
Growth

reaching back

We all know the prevalent wisdom, right? Don’t look back – keep your focus on what’s ahead. It’s all over the place in pithy quotes… “What is coming is far better than what is gone. Don’t look back, keep moving forward!” “Never look backwards or else you’ll lose your way to your goals.” “There’s no … Continue reading

a silver song…
Growth

a silver song…

My anam cara closes most of his correspondence or posts with the phrase ‘stay up, stay gold’ – a reference to The Outsiders, but more accurately, the poem ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ by Robert Frost. I get why he does it. It’s a beautiful sentiment, and a worthy thing to remind others to be. Hold … Continue reading

detox 101
Growth

detox 101

I was recently reminded about the best way to deal with toxic, negative people who insist on inserting themselves into your life after you’ve left them behind. Do Nothing. It really is that simple. When they pop back up, just do nothing. But you have to get rid of them first, and there is a … Continue reading

i’m not sorry…
Growth

i’m not sorry…

[Fair warning – I use a *bit* of colorful language in this one… deal or don’t read!] There’s a movie quote that would be great here, but I can’t for the life of me remember the movie… Guy & girl talking, and she (I think it was she) gets supremely frustrated and barks “Stop Apologizing!” … Continue reading