I thought, if I could go talk to this girl, give her a heads up, what would I tell her? I decided: I wouldn’t tell her shit.
As little girls we hear fairy tales of true love. As young women we go searching for it. As we age we do more than we ever thought we would to save it. No one teaches us that measurement of marriage is something as deep as it is wide or tall.
We look at abuse and neglect in a very narrow black and white way, there’s good touch and then there’s bad touch. We want to believe that where’s there’s love there can’t be harm. And where there’s harm, love isn’t possible. But Greenwood’s novel depicts the opposite for us, showing us where love cuts through the cracks of very dark and damaged places.
After half a year of swift months pulling us from the new year, new hopes, new dreams that we started off with… June has given us a…… Read more “Lessons from June”
We sat there for hours. Lava rock and water. Probably two hour, which is a lot for a child’s attention span, in silence, watching the puddles in the rock turn into tiny worlds right before our eyes.
There’s been a lot of love and there’s been a lot of hurt. A steady dance of hardening and softening. We’ve had to rebuild ourselves a time or two–sometimes we see it coming and sometimes it catches us by surprise. But we always look back proudly at the positive result of pushing through.
It’s true that most of my friends and family are watching my children grow up from this tiny illuminated rectangle in their hands. In some ways this…… Read more “Bringing Back The Village”
That one time you were reminded that everything in your life can be taken away in an instant. As temporary as life is, it’s so easy to…… Read more “KINIMAMA X GRATITUDE”
Is it just me or are there days when we wanna throw in the towel and say “fuck it all.” But we don’t because we have kids…… Read more “Kindness, Fucker”
In this modern world, we question everything. As mortal humans, most of us live our lives in constant pursuit of “success,” whatever that means to us. And…… Read more “Mantra Monday”