It Started Like This
Did you ever wake up in the morning and make the conscious decision to be a different person? Did you ever decide that life is filled with dreams, music, poems, beauty, and you? Did you ever decide you would allow no one to make you feel afraid, less than, or inadequate?
Inspired by Martha's photographs, it started taking shape
This morning I woke up and decided I had no reason to be afraid. Fear seems to be a feeling that has taken over my life in the past few years. Fear of losing the ones I love, fear of flying, fear of talking, fear of upsetting someone, fear of voicing my desires... and little by little I started to disappear. I was becoming invisible. Not invisible to others, but invisible to myself.
And it became poetry
I started not recognizing this wimpy person without a voice, this unopinionated being. This morning, I decided I am good enough. I am not afraid to exist, to be honest to myself, to cease life.
Poetry from life
It rains in South Florida. Thunder and lighting take over the skies and I have never felt more alive. The past few years have been especially hard for me and this morning, in this rainy South Floridian morning, I decided to be consciously alive. Unapologetically alive.