To find peace in ash, I cannot sway in the wind, life is but one death.
Life is so complicated isn’t it? It can rush us by surprise like a mass eruption of things to do. These volcanos of expectations and ruined plans they come as if without warning. We ignore the tremors that warn us the eruption is pending and even as the ashes spew we oft turn away in denial. What do you fear? I wrote the poetic line above myself intent to turn it into a full poem, but it is a truth for me.
What do I fear? Why run from the ashes, the pyroclastic flows of doubt and expectations? No, we can face it by not allowing fear to sway us, remain fluid like the flowing molten rock, but steady like an unbowing mountain. It is now cliché but as the kids were fond of saying YOLO!
YOLO! Go climb that mountain! YOLO! Go read all those books! YOLO! Go take that crazy Pilates class! And YOLO stop eating tide pods ‘K or you won’t be living at all. We have but this one life and after it only one death. Leave no regrets!
The barbeque is lit and hotdogs are on the grill, kids are playing and Dad is wearing his grilling apron. It’s that time of year again, Father’s Day. You watch your dad crack a cold one and laugh about the gaudy tie your mom bought for the occasion. Then it comes to mind, how did Father’s Day get it’s start?
While Mother’s day was established in 1908, it took another 6o years…
Aaron, 34 Wearing a black hoodie and jeans. Living room has flat screen TV, coffee table covered in clothes is next to a red couch. He sits on the couch with an article of clothing in his hand. He folds it pushes it aside and begins talking.
What do video games mean to me? Well I don’t know. What do I think of gaming culture? Evolved. from like Pong to like more…
I looked up the steep, snow-covered hill, and then looked over to my father. He looked tired and drained. I was glad to have him with me. My father was in the Army and he had recently returned from the field and soon would leave our home in Germany for Bosnia. I wanted to show him my favorite place to think before he left.
“It’s just up Suicide Hill, Dad, in the woods that line…
1. Learn to spell and write better.
2. Increase vocabulary.
3. Face my fear of heights.
4. beat Alduin in Skyrim.
5. Get over my fear of spiders.
6. Play Block Story.
7. Finish the Plague
8. Read all the books in home.
9. Learn a language
10. Learn to cook
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