Ok, y’all. I’ve always felt bad for not having taken dance lessons as a kid. I did some sports and a hell of a lot of Jewish studies. I’ve always regretted not dancing because I love the feeling of flying in the air (there was that one year of gymnastics in 3rd grade and while … Continue reading Dancing My Woes Away
We live in an AgeWhen our parents’ undiagnosed Sh**Is coming to LightSo Do what’s RightAnd Go to Therapy Dude, you thinks it’s fun going to therapy these past 15 years? I feel like I’ve been through the ringer! Personal growth hurts. Like those growing pains I had in my legs as a kid. But it … Continue reading Untitled
Unrequited Care You didn't know I was there I stood in the corner and watched Just stared All the things I wish I did All the thoughts I all but hid You thought I was nice But I was just a pleaser You thought I was loyal But I was really a non-believer No faith … Continue reading Stepping Toward Myself
Life is much harder than it looksThey don’t teach you this in the books I’m starting to think that they are crooks Cuz I’ve looked in every corner, in every nook And never have I found something that so deeply shook My very essence, my very reality The secret of living, of embracing me For … Continue reading Life Lies, Truth Lies
A mother’s perspective:All day long:Washing, and cleaning and laundering.Scrubbing, and sweeping and mopping.Cooking, and preparing and serving.Oh, the tedium of daily life.Her child watches on silently in the background:Mother is taking care.Mother is always there.Mother is dedicated to her family’s welfare.Oh, the beautiful rhythms of life.
At my bat mitzvah party, before I gave my speech, my dad introduced me and ended by telling me to ‘speak into the microphone like a rock star.” His demeanor was humble and kind always. And the fact that he referenced rock was, to be honest, kinda a surprise. He was after all, a huge … Continue reading Daddy’s Rock Star: My Dad, My Rock
Tonight into tomorrow will mark 15 years after my father’s sudden passing. Even before he passed away, my whole life I struggled with low self-esteem. But I covered it up with good grades and people pleasing. Well, the illusion of control shattered in my senior year of college when I got the call from my … Continue reading Be YOU