Anonymous asked: Muah!
How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your...– Doctor Pinero, Life-Line
Today's Writing Exercise on Smell
The leasing office smelled typical: heated paper, fresh from the printer blended with the aroma of coffee beans. Contractors had been in and out, reeking of days-old paint and drying cement. One contractor, in particular, had a distinctive scent… one that made me think he dealt more with plumbing than paint. It smelled like he had to be working on backed up toilets all day, if not the actual cause...
Good writing employs the easiest, simplest words.– Laurence Stains, one of my journalism professors (who has me excited about writing AGAIN)
"We women were too strong to have come from ribs."...
Alice: I don't know what I'm doing, and sometimes I feel like I'm going to have a breakdown...
Aunt Thelma: First or all, you are not havin' a breakdown. We don't break down. We may make other people do that, but we don't, so you cannot have one. That woman I worked for, she has breakdowns, which is why she calls me every damn day, 'cause she can't figure out nothin' for herself and she's been given everything her whole life. You, my little girlfriend, come from folks so damn strong-willed that they had to leave the South or White folks was just gon' be forced to kill 'em. You couldn't have no will like that and be a Black man in the South, you understand that.. (*excerpt from Good Hair, a book I finished reading yesterday)
I will not write an angry poem. I will not write...
Right. Someone be sure to asks me (later on) how that worked out. Lord knows I have a few lines brewing.
You have to do what’s best for you. No other human being will protect your interests as if they were their own. Act accordingly. Sincerely, The One Who Loves You
I know God will not give me anything I can not handle. I just wish He...– Mother Teresa
Her touch was more powerful than she knew. Or perhaps she knew it well, and was...– Dave Eggers, What is the What
Few will get this, but for those who will...
The days you feel less than & someone looks at you & unexpectedly says “sugh” >
Prior to Today
… And all the Hurricane news, tornado warnings, flash floods, etc. I always thought home was wherever you were. Home is where I am. I make a place feel/embody home. At this moment, however, when I’m separated from those I love most and not quite settled into a house.. when I still don’t know how many steps it takes to reach the top floor and my family hasn’t happily...
Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.– Richard Whately