Leave a comment


Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Leave a comment

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

from Dream Work by Mary Oliver
published by Atlantic Monthly Press
© Mary O


1 Comment

I hate it when people refuse to see me as a unique person with dissociation. One day I realized I do the same thing to other people. If I see a wealthy-looking blonde woman, I think she’s a snob. A man coupled with a covered woman is controlling, and/or abusive, and/or misogynist. I don’t know those people, and I know I don’t.

They don’t know me either.

I read an article on Awblogs by Grace Kim titled “I Am Not A Stereotype.”  Here’s a quote from the article:

“Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s useful insight about the problem of stereotypes is ‘not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.’ Imbedded in this notion of the ‘only story’ is the relationship-shaping factor of power. Human beings rarely tell one story about themselves – they are far too complex for that. An ‘only story’ is told and retold about people by other people. Adichie adds that ‘power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.’ And stereotypes are that powerful. They can, and do, define, categorize, and shape one person’s relationship with another.

Really made me think.

Just Being Myself

Leave a comment


Sometimes I Can’t Think of Anything Positive

Leave a comment

When I try to my mind blurs over and I believe that there is very little that is good. I’m going to be writing lists on the blog , now and then, so I can come back and look at them when I’m not thinking clearly.

Today I’m having a hard time thinking of any good I’ve done as a parent.

I took Micheal to the beach. We played miniature golf and I told funny stories that made him laugh.

One time we drove the car with me working the pedals and he the steering wheel. We’re still laughing about it 25 years later.

When he left home and wasn’t speaking to any of our family, I went and found him, even though I believed he had stopped loving me, and I would be crushed when he rejected me.


For a whole year I drove him to work at 5:00 AM in the morning when he didn’t have a car.

Bought him a car when he was 19. Never bought him a car again. He became responsible and bought his own car.



Quote For Today

Leave a comment

“I’ll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.”

LaToya Jackson


Top 25 most-anticipated books of June 2014

Leave a comment

Originally posted on The AudioBookaneers:

Everyone has their own lists, but here’s ours: what we’re most looking forward to this month, in chronological order of release, with audiobook information if we know about it. (I tried holding the list to 10 as I managed for last month’s preview, but after a second pass cutting as much as I was close to happy with, I was still in the 30s. Trimming further to 25 was hard enough!)


 2212-rayla-book-cover-2-keron-small-228x300Searchers After Horror edited by S.T. Joshi (Fedogan and Bremer, June 1) — The first of two anthologies on my list this month includes 21 “New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic” around the theme “the Weird place” and all but one are original to this anthology. Authors include (among others) Melanie Tem, John Shirley, Ramsey Campbell, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Nick Mamatas (“Exit Through the Gift Shop”), all in a high-end hardcover edition which…

View original 4,975 more words

Older Entries

WAGblog: Dum Spiro Spero

WAGblog: While I breathe, I hope": Surviving Schizophrenia

Me: Finding the Missing Pieces

Growing into Me with Bipolar and DID

CNN Political Ticker

- All politics, all the time

Más ficción que ciencia

Un blog que está vivo

Extraordinary Words

Readin' and Writin' and Thinkin' 'bout Words

The AudioBookaneers

Sailing the seven seas of audiobooks and bringing back reports of treasures and monsters. Hoist the earphones!

Artsy Wanderer

a stroll through life

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

Lily Speaks Out

A Voice for the Silenced

A Girl Who Is a Geek

.....and how my life got a reboot

Inside TV

Exclusive TV News and Scoop

Leeswammes' Blog

Books, Books, and Books

Fifty5Cents Book Blog

... when 2 cents isn't enough

JMWW blog

Pensive Aspie

Amusing musings from an Aspergian on planet Earth.


James Radcliffe, Musician. Music, Blog, Pictures, Live, News...

Leah's Fashion Blog


Bookish Ardour

A great love of speculative, fantastical, thrilling, mysterious, sexually orientated, historically inspired, horrifying, unbelievable, and true tales.

Book Blogger Directory

The Big Blog of Book Blogs

Glimpses into a Fractured Mind

Step into the corners of my mind...

Chapter TK

Question Everything

Another Hope Entirely

I think I recognize the patterns of my nature.

Globe Drifting

Global issues, travel, photography & fashion. Drifting across the globe; the world is my oyster, my oyster through a lens.


My journey - The good, bad and the ugly

Returning Reader

a record of books read / reading challenges 2014

Richard Tulloch's LIFE ON THE ROAD

Travel adventures on wheels and legs

1001 Scribbles

Random and Abstract Lines

Suzie81 Speaks

The thoughts and adventures of a thirty-something life

New Website @ shawnthewriter.com

New site shawnthewriter.com GO SUBSCRIBE

Melinda Foshat

Poetry, Essays, Resume

Louder Words

Raising the voice of writing


Just another WordPress.com site


United by a love of literature.

Living with Shadows

I'm a woman in my 40's and finally feeling that I know who I am and why I am, I would like to share the shadows from my life. Having got here fairly intact and along the way found the ability to take a step back and see things more clearly it is my hope that perhaps by blogging I may help others through their own dark places.


Im here to expose true talent

originol S

the kid who lives at home

Luna’s Little Library

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis

Retkon Poet

Revolution 2.0

An Ever Changing Writer I AM

I am a rain drop that has merged back within the ocean and in doing that I share the oceans powerful qualities.

Poesy plus Polemics

Words of Wonder, Worry and Whimsy


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 199 other followers