Last year about now…

It is December and it is almost impossible to think that 2018 is nearly over.  The fact is that one year ago today we were just beginning to muster strength to pick up ourselves as a nation.  As an individual, I was constantly seeking ways to find stability.  We had very little evening entertainment, so we created ours.  We played cards, and other board games, and because the night was generally quiet, we could hear almost every drop of the dominoes and their shuffling on the not-too-far neighbors above us.

Our social lives like our geographical construct was rocked to a point of internal conflict.  Despite the troubles we learned to cope, we sat in the dark, we sang happy songs, laughed at trivial things, told old stories, and sometimes just star-gazed.  The little things we relished were the largest of life.  They mattered the most because they kept us sane.

One year later, we no longer Continue reading

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Yesterday, I lost it!

Yesterday, I lost my balance!

I fell to the rage and inner confusion which engulfed me, I lost my cool, and my sanity was challenged yet again. Wasn’t it me who wrote just recently about keeping balance? Am I not the one who wrote about maintaining ones equilibrium? Well, Yesterday, I lost my balance. I did.

It reminded me of how weak and frail we can get when we lose ourselves, Continue reading