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Just a week

Some times all it takes is just a week. Being home puts you in familiar places and familiar places call, to the heart and to the mind, familiar habits. In other words, it is easy to do exactly the same thing you have always done if you stay in exactly the same place, surrounded by … Continue reading

Bits and pieces

There are parts of me that are broken That will never be fixed Pieces of me which have been shattered

what you want

She is not what I would have wanted to choose for myself (note: this is not to say she is not what I want. she is.) 

A pot boiling over

I have a temper. 

Hellogoodbye 2014/2015

Last year, I was in a crazy, desperate, terrible and terrifying place. And it was wonderful, in retrospect, for my perfect world to be pushed askew; for all of my foundations to be shaken, my closely held truths to be put to the test, my faith to be fashioned into a punching bag for Reality. … Continue reading

Postscript

Three days ago, I made a supplication for an ending, for a final decision in this situation that I’ve been entangled in since just about a year ago. I didn’t know who was listening, but– It worked.

personal mythmaking

The act of creating a personal myth is a careful recipe: one part hutzpah two parts suspension of disbelief many parts alcohol, bonhomie, and charm (the mirepoix of myth!) half-part right time half-part right place And then you transcend this human plane.

Raising adults

“You are not raising children; you are raising adults.

In search of knowledge

I love learning. It is the passion of my life, it serves as a purpose for my existence, and I have troubled myself in many, many ways in the pursuit of it. All my life I have searched for a way for all of it to make sense; something that draws it together, brings coherence … Continue reading

Absentminded loving

A rather good friend of mine has come to the conclusion that I was in love and all of this has been the aftermath of heartbreak. I don’t think I disagree but, more importantly, I’m not sure how I feel about it.

Raison d’etre

"Raw," she said. "I want something primal. I want something bare and naked. I want you to give me this life raw, unbidden, unhidden, free, fair, and true. Can you do that? Can you do that for me?"

One may only try.

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