I Feel Good




It feels so good to feel so good!

There’s so damn much to feel bad about.

So very much that it almost feels a little odd to say how good I feel.

The religion of complaint is fat and overfed.

Things are so bad that the idea the theater of life is on track elicits steely, sideways glances.

But I feel good.

Yesterday, I sat with three other women-of-substance and our conversation was fun, fascinating, inspiring.  Three of us were dealing with MS.  Sort of a no-brainer to think the vibe could have fallen pretty low.

I made the most amazing Paleo granola and ate too much.

My body feels thriving this morning because I needed the fat it seems.

I feel good when I could have felt very bad.

I danced in my wheelchair to a CD a friend made.

Emma slowly blinks her shiny  black eyes as we love one another.

My needs are met.

The snow has melted.

There are indeed conscious people afoot in places that matter and I am one and you are one

And we matter.

The act of disallowing the the easy drop to the familiar negativity swirling ’round us all each and every day

For a million different reasons, often making perfect sense

Is a revolutionary act.

Life lived on the razors’ edge is a warriors life;  sensing when to fight the fight or to surrender to what is takes Olympian hyper-vigilance which makes one weary at best.

Courting the almost unbearable presence it demands to ride that edge with courage, style, humor, intelligence and fortitude is the work of Samurai;

Never recognizable by a nametag but by our nameless acts of resistance to the lure of riding with the common denominator of the dark.


9 Responses to “I Feel Good”

  1. Dennis Chamberlain on January 9th, 2017

    Happiness is contagious – especially yours!

  2. Paul on January 9th, 2017

    Blown. Away. Wow.

  3. Debra on January 9th, 2017

    You matter so very much, Grasshopper.

  4. ashley kong on January 9th, 2017


  5. Pam on January 9th, 2017

    This makes me feel good!

  6. Martha Kennedy on January 9th, 2017

    Thank you for this! As someone newly anointed into chronic illness it gives me hope. Encourages me to revel in each and every moment that IS good, grab onto it and celebrate!

    (I think we met some years back, artists in Santa Fe. Somehow I never heard you were ill. I always loved your work.)

  7. Lori on January 9th, 2017

    Loved reading your upbeat post! Thank you for sharing!????

  8. Dominique Mazeaud on January 10th, 2017

    another voice in the choir of Gratitude…

  9. Alexandra Eldridge on January 12th, 2017

    Love your gorgeous sculptures up above and your joy and happiness that is forever inspirational!! xxA

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