Tagged with fear

now i’ve heard everything

now i’ve heard everything

{image is a cover of the DVD, Elmo’s World: Families, Mail & Bath Time!} Brooke loves Elmo’s World. I mean she really, really, REALLY loves Elmo’s World. At eleven, she shows no signs of slowing down nor “growing out of” her love for the furry little red monster and his crayon-colored world. One of her … Continue reading

i am not trayvon martin’s mother

    Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, is as important as the killing of White mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest. Ella Baker, 1964 The following is my submission to We Are Not Trayvon Martin  * I am not Trayvon Martin. I am a 42 year-old white woman. … Continue reading

this place

this place

* Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.  ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ** Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon *** From Happy Squeal, October, 2012 … June, 2006 Brooke is three. … Continue reading

a capital day

June, 2010 * Memory: a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things. ~ Pierce Harris *** 11:06 p.m. Luau and I have just gotten back from a night out with cousins. Julie’s gone home for the night. I am … Continue reading

fix it

The emotional effects of anxiety may include “feelings of apprehension or dread, trouble concentrating, feeling tense or jumpy, anticipating the worst, irritability, restlessness, watching (and waiting) for signs (and occurrences) of danger, and, feeling like your mind’s gone blank” as well as “nightmares/bad dreams, obsessions about sensations, deja vu, a trapped in your mind feeling, … Continue reading