Things I see… And that say something to me!
Patching what We’ve Got
I feel like my whole life I have been patching pieces together. And creating antidotes.
No money and rent is due so anxiety is through the roof and life may as well be over? Stare at a tree and observe it being what it is, regardless of the weather.
Impoverished with lack of normal resources and average American comforts? Find something beautiful and transform what you have (as a child I found a nearly matching set of towels and folded them nicely on top of my dresser – somehow it made me feel like I was staying in a hotel).
Body is falling apart in in chronic pain? Just keep doing what you aimed to do, modifying constantly, and incessantly seeing doctors because at some point, some combination of all of their knowledge, or perhaps one little thing said as an aside will produce relief and a more enlightened approach to managing physical issues for the long-term.
Family an absolute, harrowing, ever-unfolding horror movie? Handle it as well as possible, never lying to yourself about the pain or about the reality or severity of the situation, and seek professional help for yourself preferably before psychosomatic symptoms emerge.
Pity party about how you had no money for laundry or transportation and was eating bread and butter sandwiches while literally pounding the pavement for a job, are completely exhausted from all of the effort you have already exerted in life and dismayed that you still require so much more from yourself? Acknowledge your strength and grit, and reach again for the strength garnered from the more obviously difficult times and consciously add it to your current reserve.
#WalmartStrikers in action in Pico Rivera today!
People who have say that those who don’t can risk everything because they stand to gain the world. Only those who do not have understand the gravity of their situation, and are thus propelled to give even more to bring about justice for themselves and their children.
Random weekend arts and interests.
Quiet, hidden gem in the heart of Manhattan.