(this three part story chronicles resent events of my life...
taken from my journal and shared
for all those who walk this journey
and ingest the ups and downs
of said journey
deep into their soul)
On this day my world cracked open
on this day the levy broke
On this day
whatever had a hold of me
whatever I had a hold of
and a new normal came to be
The day started as a good day
which had not always been
as the journey through summer
had been trying
with jagged rocks and deathly cliffs
So a day that began easy and light
was a welcome day indeed.
I went down to get some work supplies
chatting with the Lovely there
whom I've known for years
When I was taking my leave
she asked me to wait
so she could give me samples
I waited, with great gratitude
as these samples would go down with my
on my next trip to Colombia
and this I told her
when she returned,
bag of goodies in hand.
She smiled and told me that is what she had thought.
She remembered 4 years ago
when I had first gone
and was collecting back then.
i thanked her
and as I drove away
I felt so blessed by her gesture
and as I drove to my next morning destination
I gave my gratitude to God
voiced my thankfulness
and was warmed thru out my body
by the morning sun.
The came my next stop
A place to renew important legal documents
They had not been open for 15 minutes
when i walk in
the air was thick with negativity
(Could people really be this unhappy at the start of their day?)
It went from bad to worse
I felt choked and boxed in
My efforts to stay in my place of joy
were no match for what was in this place....
I spoke with two separate woman
Both cut from the same piece of cardboard
Lacking any Life
And it was all I could do to
not slide down their Rabbit Hole with them
I could not bet out of there quick enough
And as the door closed to my car,
Cocooning me in this familiar space
I Broke Down
Waves and Waves
of uncontrollable emotions bubbled up
and poured out
None of which I could contain
The time of Holding it Together had ended
The cards had scattered
As my body shook.
There was more I had to do
but there was no way to do them
I drove home
angels carrying me as I went
I should not have been behind that wheel.....
more to come....
Love and Light