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rebbecca-hill's picture
Feb.19.2013
I am a weeping willow; I do not weep tears of sadness, but tears of joy. My long tendrils hang, cover my naked body, protect me from the elements and outside forces. I stand here and weep– weep for no other reason than for the simple reason that I can. I will shed tears of sadness– tears in all...
fran-lewis's picture
Feb.10.2013
My Last Summer With You: No Fanfare for a Withered Rose: Fidelis O. MKPARU   Life can change in the flick of a moment or in this case when answering the phone. As one man now comparing himself to a withered rose, or flower reflects on his aging body a voice from the past will bring back...
courtney-filigenzi's picture
Sep.17.2012
Many years ago, I was told this 'absolute truth': "Courtney, you're a fool. You could do better, be better, but you're incapable of it. You don't use your mind. All you do is feel, feel, feel." This person glared at me, screwed up their face in a pouty look and mocked my voice, "'I feel this....I...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.26.2012
Yesterday I read, edited and revised a short story, cutting over seven hundred words out, reducing it to about 8780. I powered through doing so, head down but reflecting on it later, I realized I only spent less than ninety minutes on that story, doing that. Yet the euphoria and feelings of...
bonnie-fabian's picture
Aug.19.2012
I am reading Gretchen Rubin's best seller The  Happiness Project.  It made me question what is happiness and how do we attain it? I can hear my grandmother saying from the grave, "Happy Shmappy, who cares?  As long as you are healthy and have food on your table." We are a culture...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.14.2012
After some time of contentment and balancing, I find myself feeling frayed. Sacrafices must be made and they must be mine. Small sacrafices, time, energy, privacy, self.  Wife has projects and she stresses. She verbalizes when she stresses and wants my assistance and imput, and then must...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.26.2012
I'm quite full of myself today. Received a number of comments out of the blue about how people admired my intelligence and thought me smart. Is there a conspiracy out there to bulk up my ego. The young women behind the Beanery's counter coquettishly joked I didn't need to use non-fat milk, I was...
jacqueline-mitchell's picture
May.18.2012
You know we often think that we hide ourselves from others, when in reality our insecurities of ourselves are really broadcasting out in our energy before we have even opened our mouths.      It's why when you have been having a bad day and bump into someone in the...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Apr.10.2012
  April 10   FEELING TEMPLES     I failed to appreciate the initial onslaught of feelings.  I spent much time trying to capture them, lock them away, or in some other way submarine them.  This only had the effect of retarding my recovery.  I had to reframe my...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Apr.05.2012
  April 5   STOP TALKING     “Try to stop talking when people stop listening,” said my sponsor.  “And try not to take it personally.” “Why is that?” I query. “Most individuals can’t handle much of anything real.  Try as they may, they are unable to listen to anyone...