Though I was citing 2014 as going down like 1993, it's gone done more like 2046, placing me, healthwise, as a 75 year old woman (give or take a few years.). I contracted a horrible cold that caused me to cough so hard that I busted a muscle and could not move, sleep on my bed, or lift a leg. I'm on the mend though, and have managed NYC by a. staying inside the house and b. holding my hand on my back when I finally did chance the subway to show New Yorkers the universal symbol for -- I'm not feeling good -- I'm stooped over for a reason -- ayuda me! I make light of it, but I was actually in the ER twice in one weekend and have had to use my salty humor to navigate such a horrible experience.
That being said, a health situation is a humbling situation that has inspired me to reflect on my bad and good habits; relationships that I have with food; relationships that I have with people; relationships that I have with my work (my writing that is the rainbow and coven that I return to no matter what challenges I go through.)
Let's see how this affects me in February. New changes in store. Will report more once they are all confirmed.
If you've read this far you might as well head to Waxwing Literary Journal. Issue #2 features two poems of mine alongside so many talented poets and writers. Take a peek here: Waxwing
Monday, February 17, 2014
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Monday, December 30, 2013
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Goodbye Cali. That's what I said as my plane took off into the lime-colored sunset and I left the land of pink and gabriel-white today. Was hard. Especially because of my fam, and friends, and the palm trees and the sunshine and the life water that is light. Double life, one here, and one in New York. Two of them. Here's to hoping that someday that wish will come true.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Neophytes - To be honest I had to look up what the definition of a "neophyte" is. I heard the word before and have tried to instigate a conversation or paragraph that could help this word along, and have not, so trying to shove it into my life somewhere. It's an interesting definition though.
Bumble Bees - I hear that Einstein said that once the bumble bees are gone we have about four years to live. I believe it. I've had a bumble bee visit my garden every day since the flowers have emerged in my container garden and he/she has gone haywire. Then I had the dilemma of trying to figure out if eating honey causes more destruction to the little critters or helps the industry along by placing their production in higher importance. I decided on the latter and will try and buy local honey to bring more awareness and keep it high on the list. Better to eat honey than fructose, corn syrup, or all the other sweet fillers that the great U.S.A is feeding us in the summer market aisles.
Pronunciation - Ever since I can remember I've pronounced things that for other people were common knowledge. Like I remember pronouncing Chopin -- chopping. Or "facade" --fakade. There are tons more but you get the gist. I recently realized it was because I had never heard anyone in my household or immediate family or friends pronounce these words--but I had read them. I knew the meaning yet I hadn't heard them out loud because my introduction to them was through books.