“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
I wake up every day still wondering about the changes in this world since I came of age…..
Name, address, telephone number
Index finger poised I scroll down the years
Down past generations xyz
Down before we were gray
And our faces etched with lines
Down when our backs were supple
And our knees strong
Continue reading “When Scrolling Was Not a Verb”
I hardly recognize the world we live in. Even though I attempt to shield myself from too much news, I can’t avoid the tragedies of political chaos, mass shootings, human suffering, cataclysmic storms and forest fires from reaching my ears. Then there’s climate change. It can cause one to live with low-level anxiety.
In order to give myself some level of relief, I have a few strategies. Writing is my first go to. The immediacy of pen to paper as a mode of expression is so satisfying. I may write in my journal, work on a poem or continue to write on a longer essay that I’ve been working on.
Continue reading “The Art of Staying Sane”