Bite Size Memoir: It made my day and my life


Amazing, when writing a memoir, how tempted I have been to blame another. Sometimes legitimately, but often should do what Irene does here. The enemy is often us. We project.

Originally posted on Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist):

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Henry Miller wrote in Big Sur and the Oranges of Heironymous Bosch ” Most everyone has known one moment in his life when he felt so good, so thoroughly attuned, that he has been on the point of exclaiming: “Ah, now is the time to die!” ”  His philosophy was based on having reached that ultimate moment when nothing can surpass it and there is no way to go but down. The reality of life will return. Bills will have to be paid, housework will have to be done.

Now as I get older I enjoy living too much to wish myself dead just because I feel good. No. Life is too short as it is and most days I can find some happening that made that particular day. It may be the laughter that came unexpectedly at an inane comment, reading a blog that…

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why we dance


More great stuff from Sirena

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:

sometimes we dance to remember

and sometimes

we dance to forget

we dance to celebrate

and consecrate

and simply

to gyrate

(and perhaps they are all the same),

at times we dance to cover

and sometimes to recover

and often discover

~and even dance with a lover~

we dance to teach and to feel and to play

we dance to ground

and to soar

to so much more

for joy and for tears

to allay our fears,

and always

always we dance

to dance

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is…

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