My mom thinks I’m a genius. Isn’t it funny that no matter what you might think about me that thought was firmly entrenched in my self worth by the time I was seven. And there’s nothing you can do about it. It’s too late to try and kill my self esteem. I owe that to my mom. I’m one of the lucky ones. I have … Continue reading Dark & Light 4. Reflect
Do I see myself as I really am? I should, but that doesn’t really mean anything. What if I have illusions about me? I would be the last to know! Terrifying! C.S. Lewis wrote: “the prayer preceding all prayers….’May it be the real me who speaks, and the real YOU I speak to’ “. The real me who speaks? Sounds psychotic. But very human. My … Continue reading Dark & Light 3. Illusion.
I watch people. Not in a freaky, stalking sort of way…. but I do. My whole life I’ve been watching people process things and act according to how they feel about themselves. You have too. I look back at my own life with regrets. “If only I had….”. It’s tough to live like that. Does failing make me a failure? So there was this guy … Continue reading Dark & Light 2. Is it ok to Fail?
When I was a kid we used to play a game at birthday parties called “Pin the tail on the Donkey”. One person is blindfolded and has to find the right end of the cutout of a donkey taped up to something like a garage door and pin the tail on it. I think this was more for the amusement of the worn out birthday-party-parents, … Continue reading Dark & Light 1. “It’s not dark in here!”