Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In the Land of Forgiving

perhaps i've changed. or perhaps this is just one testament to my luck of finding the right lifetime partner, at the right time and at the right age. at 39, it's never too late to start again, never too late to strike it out although there are conditions. it's just too late to just try, it's just too late to just fail...again. but sometimes it just needs more than courage to keep on moving forward, and not entertain the devil of self-preservation. i think humility is the key. to unload unrighteous anger and say, yes, i misunderstood; yes, you are worth listening to; yes, i've been carrying hurts from wrong assumptions. He on the other side makes the difference. and as if to remind me, that man on the other side took the beating of my words as courageously as he took the pain of 26 years. this man has never changed at all. lucid despite the lack of sleep and him, hurting too from my earlier silence, and now my words. it takes two to forgive, to forgive another and one's self as well. there is no loss, only renewal.

Thanks to for the pic.

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