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Now: my words on
It has been a while since I have given myself the luxury of imagining anything beyond the day-to-day, moment-to-moment. Yesterday I sent a text to a friend that read, “I don’t know why I attempt to plan anything.”
That’s just what I’ve come to expect.
I feel sort of sad when I read that – and I wonder what would happen if I changed my approach. If I allowed myself to imagine again.
I wouldn’t need to cross the experiences that vacuumed up the imagine-factor from my life, I suppose I need to look at integrating them more, into my daily life instead of sort of putting them in separate boxes, out of the way out of fear they might pollute more than the “imagine” but the everything else as I tread water, not daring to let the apple cart get knocked down should one of them recur.
That unspeakable situation only a few know about.
The death of my friend.
The death of my brother.
Being left. Again. And Again. And Again.
The death of…. You see, I’ve started to accept the reason I have grieved so much and so well is because I have loved so much and so well. If I wasn’t a very loving Julie, I wouldn’t have had so much hurt. I was just reading about this tonight: about visiting sorrow and anguish.
These topics in Five-Minute-Friday always seem to tap on my heart, exactly where it is meant to be tapped.
Maybe one plan I will stay open to right now is to imagine again.
For me, for my children, for my community, my business, my grandbaby-to-be, the world….
(That was a very fast five minutes!)
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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield.