Reblogged from BallyBin
“I just Feel so Alone/Vulnerable”
…said an aunt from the densely wooded east in reply to my enthusiastically shared love of my homeland – open skies, freedom, rolling pastures and brilliant daybreaks/sunsets….
“Why Do you Focus on the Negative?”
…asked a friend, when I faced the prairie skies, alight with the jagged streaks of pure energy that highlighted the roiling cauldron of the churning heavens – and begged me to come inside – where it was safe – instead of standing, tall, shaking my fist and daring the Universe, “Go Ahead! Do your best! You can’t make me give up…I won’t give up….”
“When You Think of What the Sun Has Seen during It’s Journey Today…Remember,”
… my father intoned, as we stood in awkward silence – gazing at the same pasture where a short few years ago, I trotted along, eager to be Dad’s Helper, but now, stood in quiet rebellion while he mused between resolution and resignation…
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