When my grandfather died my mother said he had come into her bedroom and touched her on the shoulder. I’ve been having the same experience with Lucky, my old blind and deaf cat who continued to live with me until he began to look emaciated and I had him euthanized (which I regret).
He was a brave soul and snuggled up to me on the bed. He learned the path to his food and litter box nearby, and on blind faith would jump back up onto the bed. Recently I have felt the bed jar a little from time to time and briefly feel he is coming to snuggle again. I wonder regretfully if it isn’t only my muscle spasms?
It started with a journal. You wrote for hours all of your hopes for the future. I remember the after feeling. The weight began to lift. After four years of drifting through life seeing it, all pass you by there was real hope in your eyes.
Was this what it felt like to have hope in this mental illness life?
Excerpted from James Edgar Skye – The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog, Part I – “A Mental Helth Anniversary–11 Years Later.”
(Added to my Journaling Page)
I feel guilty when I write about Trump, because I’m contributing nothing but despair. And I feel guilty when I don’t write about him, because how life-threatening he is to America. So today I’ll just submit a little poemette, entitled
WILL I STILL BE ME?
I want to know
most terribly so.
While rooming in the womb,
on the stage behind the curtains,
of change. Whose screams?
I arrive, a piece of ignited clay
presenting with my backside,
bringing pain on opening day.
I came across some instructions that may be of use to you, sometime, like they were for me:
HOW TO GET OUT OF THE BATH TUB WHEN YOU’RE OLD
- Beginning on your bottom, use the side of the bath to pull yourself onto your side, then onto your hands and knees.
- Holding onto both sides of the bath, push yourself up onto your knees only.
- Hold onto the side of the bath, closest to the exit, lift your knees off the bath floor, so that you are balancing on your feet.
- Continue holding onto the side of the bath, and bring one leg over the side of the bath.
- When you are safely standing on that leg, continue holding onto the side of the bath, bring the other leg over the side of the bath so that both legs are outside of the bath.
- When you are safely standing on both feet, let go of the side of the bath.
- Towel dry.
- Never do what I once did, stand sideways in the tub with your back against the wall and slowly slide down the wall. I was trapped for two hours, until I figured which way my various limbs worked.
There is a great unease in the land.
The ginkgo shed its tears of gold
last night, November 24 it was, the
age-old communal obeisance to its
surrounds, root systems and their
fungal networks continuing to fortify
together with next of kin, in the presence
of change in the air. The oldest living fossil
Jill Dennison via Dr. Rex:
How does Trump know so much about so many things? Explaining his disagreement with scientists on climate change, Trump told the Associated Press: “My uncle was a great professor at MIT for many years. Dr. John Trump. And I didn’t talk to him about this particular subject, but I have a natural instinct for science.”
Photo by Nancy Romans – Not Quite Old
!!!!!!! From jilldennison on Filosofa’s Word
“And then they remind me, that there’s a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who that maybe we don’t want to vote. Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that’s a great idea.”
From a Nov. 2 campaign stop in Starkville, Mississippi by Cindy Hyde-Smith.
Photo Face Book 2014