‘i’m not human, i’m sarah’

abstract painting of woman changing

credit – fania simon

This was my defense against older sibling taunting when I was  young. Although stomped through tears of dismay, defending my species against attack, it has turned out to be a remarkably solid pillar of my personal style.

First, I have been known to perform at a level that should burn me out. And eventually does. I have come to understand that as inhumane treatment of myself.

Second, I defy categorizing. I am unique. But I didn’t have the words back then. I’ve spent a worded life voicing my meaning.

And finally, as evidenced by my sporadic blogging: I cannot be ruled by such a thing as routine. I can neither do the same thing day in and day out, nor the same way. A recipe is just a suggestion. Getting from here to there an adventure in variety. Yet I have, for the past ten years, managed to hold regular writing groups on a schedule, even starting and ending pretty much on time … most of the time …

So, while it turns out I AM human, after all, I still defy definition.

Thanks to WordPress Daily Prompt what is your personal style? – for today’s inspiration.

What We Deserve…

I love this post – the art – actually, the whole blog here at Walking Spirals. Gary Rosenberg is incredibly creative and generous with that creativity [you may have noticed ‘credit – grosenberg’ accompanying artwork on my own posts from time to time ]. So I’m trying a first, in keeping with trying something new with the new year. I’m reblogging the entire post with gratitude for the sentiment and the ability to share it with my own readers.

Waking Spirals


“We deserve all the good things that happen to us. Don’t feel guilty. Accept the blessings”
— Paulo Coelho


When I first read the above quote, I was struck by how many different levels there can be in a simple eloquent statement. On the one hand I asked myself, is he saying that we deserve and are deserving of whatever comes to us either good or bad? Does that mean that people who suffer deserve their suffering? It occurred to me that that is a stretch for Mr. Coelho does not talk about the bad things but the good.
I have know several people who were so convinced that all they deserved was hardship and pain that when their lives actually improved, they sabotaged them because they did not feel they deserved it. In many cases, the people who did this were kids which made it even rougher…

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