Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Storm Before the Calm

New York City.
My friend Rodney (in denim jacket).

Why is this significant?

Click Here.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the full spectrum of experience and thoughts about the term, "fake it til you make it"

that I realized at an early age (late teens) that pills were too addictive for me, so I just stopped taking them (I tried all the popular stuff for several months)

that I continue to seek the right things to do each day instead of just the things I would like to do; occasionally I am successful

that I am neither violent or loud

that I'm not a liar or a cheat

"To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another."
-Katherine Paterson


Pam said...

Oh I love the quote at the bottom! I am grateful also that I no longer feel the need to lie or cheat...I think that comes when we no longer have to live in "survival mode"...and can just live our lives.

Scott W said...

Y'all better leave my tail alone!

Mary Christine said...

hmmmm. What's going on with dAAve today?

peanut said...

I'm your biggest fan.
You're a home grown native and there is just something about Houstonians that seems to run in our blood.
I love you and feel compassion for you in your time of grief.
I am so grateful that I met your Mother and was able to join her at your AA Birthday night some years ago.
Love you, dAAve. Pat is a very special woman. Love to her.

Forever Young said...

i feel for you and i know where you're at, am recovering from anorexia and bulimia


lushgurl said...

Today I am going to grab fear by the tail...

Shannon said...

LOL lushgurl.. thats what I was gonna say... now I ahve to think of something else to say ahahhaha

Redhead Gal said...

I enjoyed the Stonewall article. Never knew that stuff before. Interesting.

sober Chick said...

Gonna send that link of the Stonewall article to my mum. She still struggles with allowing others to know what she is. I pray that this will be lifted from her cuz she is so beautiful.

So would tucking one's tail not be so good either?