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Rob Brezsny (via moreofamore)
Wednesday yourself through life!!!
From The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy
This book is putting my views on relationships into words in a way that I’ve never been able to before.
I’ve got to get this book….
I’m about to post a review…its about a man who goes on a journey across america with a god, and how the Pantheon of gods from other countries ended up in america as a result of the “settling” of america by europeans/africans…the man (Shadow) is reluctantly pulled into their world and gets to see how ans what it means to sustain oneself through the cycle of birth death and rebirth.
What’s got me open …. Gaiman’s American Gods in an epic tale of a man sent on an unanticipated journey into a life he never knew existed. Along the way, he meets and experiences the world beyond what is seen, glimpses the magic and conundrums of life as a supernatural being, and comes out the other side renewed, rebirthed and yet certain of some absolutes.
I look at my journey “home”in much the same way as Gaiman’s main character Shadow views his journeys with the Supernatural being/God Wednesday. It was unplanned, unexpected and certainly undesired. Shadow endures a number of discomforts, allows Wednesday to set the tone of his life, and even submits to Wednesday’s desires at the expense of his own.
We see Shadow transformed from a literal shadow of a man, into a being who is confident in what he surveys as his new life and how he will move about in the world.
The notion of death and rebirth is a consistent one in our lives. My move “home” has definitely been one of dying, falling away, and rebirth. The biggest challenge has been the recognition of the things that fell away. Things that I thought would be permanent died instantly. Rebirths that I never thought possible occurred. Fears that were necessary protectors were finally able to fall away.
In a sense, American Gods served as a guidebook for what was possible, and a confirmation for what was happening. I’ve never been a fan of science fiction or fantasy literature, but this text spoke directly to my reality, and as a result of it…I’m open.
i want no harm or pain to befall her, but should that occur (gods forbid) all my attentions
are comitted to her care and healing…yes i am gripped by the sprits of the elders when
i utter… i love that lil ol gal!!!
-tony mcgowan” —
The Illustrious B.Scott posted the following today,
There’s a difference between what we look for, what we settle for, and what we are meant for.
and it’s relevance rang so true as I had the pleasure of coffee with a young sister that i was introduced to recently.
We discussed the business at hand, and quickly moved on to lighter fare…namely, the gentlemen in our lives.
As we spoke about what we wanted, what we had, and what we knew to be the absolute best for us, I was reminded of how much stamina, determination and focus it takes, to simply be in a state of loving with another individual.
On one level, we have our ideals…the traits, characteristics and state of being that we think we want. On another level, we have those ideals, modified for the real world…this is the space where scaled back versions of words occur…words that, in the end are meaningless…”nice” and “good” become the bar at which we set our expectations or settle. Finally, there is the answering of our hearts truest desires. The situation, person, condition and experience that was simply waiting for us to enter into it.
The ability to differentiate among the three are really and truly the determinants of the quality of our relationships.
In examining my truths, I realized that I wanted a partner that I truly and honestly saw as awesome, a person i would stand in awe of, and have nothing but the greatest joy and relief in sharing my life with. I realized that I was not willing to put up with the series of negotiations to overcome gaps in politics, ideals, belief systems, and insecurities. I knew that there were some features that must absolutely be constants in my life…JOY, FUN, ADVENTURE, A DEEP ABIDING, RESPECT, HONOR, AN EMOTIONALLY SAFE SPACE, A WILLINGNESS TO SEE THE WORLD, A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AND AN ANTI-PATRIARCHAL STANDPOINT.
Going forward, this body of traits is what I seek to surround myself with. I’m excited about life, I want someone to hold hands with and run headlong into the fray of what it has to offer with as much wonderment and adventure as we can both muster up.
What about you tumblr fam, are you looking, settling or absolutely WHERE you were meant to be?
I was all for being happy in a graceful way
for using pithy quotes, smart pics and cute incidents
to show how wonderful life could be…
then reality walked right up and rang my doorbell
forcing all facades to the side.
real happiness is loud, and messy
it is tearful and hard
it is something that i needed to dive into
to find that it was, and is truly an answering
of the deepest desires of my heart