Wishes Granted, Without A Wand

Deep breath. (You take one too.) There’s really no way other way to say it. I’ve reached a crossroads. I want to write about an experience from yesterday that I cannot explain in terms that will be received as rational. Once I do this I will have crossed over into what I call Writing Neverland….

Beginning of the End

It has become an unintentional tradition; photographing trees that aren’t mine. Since I typically create something non-traditional (and sometimes not even a tree), I spend the season admiring the traditionalists. This is in contrast to my minimalist and frugalist propaganda, of course. I celebrate the hypocrisy irony on my part. My contradictions are exquisite. The…

Eve

I made fire last night because the chemistry was right. This was the singular reason. The prompt of Alignment. I had no intention but I felt it as soon as I stepped outside, the signal. In my nose and on my face. A supernatural coax, time for fire, my Love. Air was cold and dry….

Not Exactly A Peer Review

Saturday! Whoo hoo! Who’s got two thumbs and gets up at 5 a.m. on a Saturday? This chick. I can’t help it. I get up so early during the week that I’ve lost the ability to sleep in. I was naturally awake at 5 a.m. and this is STILL later than I usually sleep. There…

Death By Knowledge

Life in the Bible Belt means everything is a sign of the end of the world. I’ve been hearing from Christian brethren my entire life that we are living in the “end times” and Armageddon is nigh. I’ve been warned these are the Last Days for the last 16,425 days. Every significant astrological date or event,…

Eighty Percent Yield

I was closing in on ten days without a post so I decided to check in and get my fingers moving again; not to mention the flow of words. All is well. Independence Day in the middle of the week threw me out of my usual orbit, that’s all. With each day away it felt…

The Nope Files

Here’s another one for the Nope Files: Don’t you believe it. Great things come from everywhere. From the likeliest and unlikeliest of places. Sometimes they come as predicted and sometimes they surprise us, but great things are not dependent upon discomfort. You can be great and comfortable. You can be great and uncomfortable. Comfort is…

Metaphors for Memesis

Cue the TV theme song from your favorite cheesy Western. It wasn’t a run but I got back on the trail this weekend. Yesterday I completed my first hike since the terminal knee injury. You’ll remember that long hikes replaced my long runs when my heart asserted herself and demanded better choices. Long hikes on…

The Here And Now

I have decided to discontinue my Exonerate The Year posts. It’s been six months now. I’ve made my point. Since the first half of 2017 has made all of 2016 pale by comparison, it’s time to move on and deal with what is rather than what was. This week. This year. Although the week isn’t…

Wellness Today–Variety Pack

Thursday’s prompt: Whose face haunts your antagonist?      Wednesday’s prompt: Write about the people your protagonist loves more than life itself.     Tuesday’s prompt: Whose story is it anyway?   Monday’s prompt: Write about the members of the feminist fight club.     — Mercy        

Weekend Wellness Workshop

Maintain relationships with quality time √ Reverse points of view √ Meditate √ Read √ Write √ Yoga √ Create physical comforts at rest √ Hydrate with rain √ Practice devotional adornment √ Absorb the sensations of the natural world √ Seek wisdom within √ Share truth discovered √ Bring the calm √ — Mercy

Soaking In It

It is stormy this morning here in Mercyburg but the humidity has been transformed into drips and puddles and splashes. Morning Prayers are happening here: Rainy days are medicinal, my friends. Medicine is simply magic we’ve come to understand. Magic we’ve figured out. We know why this works so we trust it and call it…