Wait

Sometimes I set my intention before the universe and the response I get is Wait. That's not right.  That's not fair.  I deserve this.  Shakes fist at universe.  Becomes frustrated. Wait. Maybe the universe is not hearing me.  Shouts louder. Screams, even.  Grows impatient. Just.Wait. Patience has never been my strength.  As for entitlement, well,…

Ignorance – Part 1

"Beware.  Ignorance protects itself. Ignorance promotes suspicion.  Suspicion engenders fear. Fear quails, irrational and blind.  Or fear looms, defiant and closed.  Blind, closed, suspicious, afraid.  Ignorance protects itself.  And protected, ignorance grows." -Octavia E. Butler, from Parable of Talents There is an unwillingness to recognize ignorance.  An unwillingness to admit it.  To accept it.  It…

Begin

Breath in.  Breath out.  She mounted the stairs.  Hollow footsteps across the stage eroded her confidence.  The air thickened as she approached the center. Then she was there.  Sweat sizzled off her skin.  Her gut was a kettle.  The pressure was building.  Weighted silence settled. Breath in.  Breath out. Begin.