lifting nets in rough seas

Words that now feel different or words I won’t use (most of which I never did anyway):

Tremendous

Huge

Deplorables

Terrific

Great

Words I still love:

Wonder

Wondering

Wondered

Things I plan on doing more of:

Listening

Thinking

Helping

Learning

We can all help by lifting nets in rough seas.

We cannot despair. For despair leads to the graveyard of buried hopes. May any despair you feel turn you down a path to wonder more, to listen more, to help more.

 

18 thoughts on “lifting nets in rough seas

  1. Kim Allen

    thank you, what a lovely thought. And keep art alive, live for today, treat others as you would have them treat you., see the beauty all around you every day!!!

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  2. Cathey Byrd

    We do need to work together to lift the net. I would add “kindness” to the second list and being kind to one another to the third. I value your writings for their insight and intelligence, and this latest is yet another fine example of both of those things. Thank you.

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  3. Barbara Fox

    “may any despair you feel turn you down a path to wonder more, to listen more, to help more.”
    Thank you for these nudges towards wonder, hearing and helping!

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  4. Patti Pitts

    Thank you for this post. The last few days have been full of despair but I can’t live that way for four years I will now wonder and listen and think and help Patti

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  5. d.s. woo

    as a maker and a poet, i mourn not only trump’s ascension but the submissiveness that has allowed the uber-right to take control of america’s three branches of government . artists should be standing on the front lines of resistance when racists, bigots and their ilk rise to power…

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      “artists should” …
      i never like telling others what they should be doing. i imagine we will all do what we are moved to do, what we are willing to do, what we are able to do. what we feel is effective in our own way. large or small.

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  6. Shar

    There are the things we can’t control and the things we can control and it’s my hope that this country will see the difference. My prayer is that each of us will see where we can make a difference for things that might change or be left undone.

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