I know people who love me and are connected to me on Facebook think I’m looney tunes. Two of them won’t speak to me now, and quite frankly? I don’t want to speak to them for awhile either.
I really appreciate people who are able to read through my pain and hear what I’m trying to say. I know a handful of people who can do that. I wish I was like them.
Can I share some things that have been said to me over the last 24 hours or so that have really helped me, that I’ve gone back to read over and over again because they’ve helped me? (I don’t have their permission to share, so I hope I don’t get in trouble with them.)
“Facebook is the thanksgiving dinner, where people try to be on their best behavior. They don’t know how to deal well with conflicts there, and the interface isn’t designed for conflict resolution, or damage mitigation.” (NOW you tell me, Chris. <3)
“Simple equation: you know you have a backbone when you no longer care whether anyone thinks it’s too hard or not.” (I’m still getting to know this geek, but he’s smart. And also he says things like that in a British accent, and so that makes him even smarter. And fancy.)
And this poem (also by Chris, who writes nicer poetry than I do):
Beautiful butterflies on flowers on the trail
A hike in the hills on a sunny afternoon
Music nearby from birds of all kinds
Nature is our home, in all its colors
We are her guests, her children
We are part of it all, the beauty and the pain
The day, the night, the circle of life
We don’t walk together because it’s always nice
Often we huddle and struggle against beasts
We travel together, hand in hand
Because being alone isn’t safe anymore
It never really was, for wolves are about
Let’s not fear, however
For as brothers and sisters
We survive the darkness
And see the morning sun
The rain and the wind,
The flowers on the path
And all the butterflies.
I’m going to quit hanging out on Facebook and start hanging out with artists. Is what I’m saying. I’m going to create peace and calmness for myself through Art.