Rainy Day Writing

Writing, Reading, Inspirations and Aspirations

Monthly Archives: June, 2018

Walls and Doors

Jackson Browne recorded a song a few years back that seems so appropriate for our world today. It was written by a Cuban singer songwriter named Carlos Varela. According to Browne, he is a man who likes to speak the truth about peoples feelings. According to Wikipedia he is critical of the status quo. According …

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The Glass Pebble

I was rummaging around in my purse the other day and found a little glass pebble. My grand niece gave it to me the day I left Connecticut for home. She was “helping” me pack for my flight. She has made three trips down to Walt Disney World with her family so she’s an expert …

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An Insightful Post from Michelle at The Green Study, with many thanks…

This post is about suicide and mental health issues. I was listening to the live stream of Roxane Gay speaking in New York last night at the PEN World Voices Festival. She said “When you write and gain attention for it, it can be really overwhelming because everyone thinks they know you when they do […] …

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More on Beauty and Pain and a New Pledge of Allegiance

I’ve written before about beauty and pain. I wrote about the pain inherent in a woman’s personal pursuit to reaching an acceptable level of our societal standards of beauty. The waxing, the plucking, the dyeing…all of that crap. The beauty I’m thinking of today is the universal beauty of the world. The pain is the …

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