SINGLE STEP 365 ~ WRITE YOUR LIFE ~ DAY 89

DAY 89

DEATH

“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

Death is the end.

It will come for us some day. This theme is ever present in my writing. In emotions, fears, denials, the unforgivens. Each moment, each day is a death of sorts. Once it’s gone it’s gone.

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

This thought alone, especially the older I get, makes me write. It pulls out my voice from the depths, gives it lift, gives it life. Teaches me courage to share through story, through poems, through my relationships. In the end, I hope to be a positive voice, a reminder that all things are possible, even more so when we hold each other up, give each other a hand, show compassion and understanding in the midst of confusion. Don’t hold grudges, but instead use those emotions in the written word. Work it out on the page. Do it NOW. Most of all, live your life.

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

It is truly an honor you’re reading this today. I appreciate all of you.

To all those I miss, I thank you and send love.

Juliet

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SINGLE STEP 365 ~ WRITE YOUR LIFE ~ DAY 87

DAY 87

TEARS

“To cry is to surrender” — jk

“My eyes were glued on life and they were full of tears.”

— Jack Kerouac, Aopt an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings.

“When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.” 

― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Respect your tears, they will show you your soul.

Juliet

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SINGLE STEP 365 ~ WRITE YOUR LIFE ~ DAY 86

DAY 86

LAUGHTER

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
― Charles Bukowski, Factotum

“They laughed too, even Rose Dear shook her head and smiled, and suddenly the world was right side up. Violet learned then what she had forgotten until this moment: that laughter is serious. More complicated, more serious than tears.”
― Toni Morrison, Jazz

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. ~Woody Allen

Have a good laugh today.

Juliet

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NOTE: Quotes from Goodreads

SINGLE STEP 365 ~ WRITE YOUR LIFE ~ DAY 80

DAY 80

THE BEAT POETS.

Read about The Beat Poets and the way they changed poetry through their exploration of society, politics, and the human condition.

Juliet

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