Healing takes… acknowledgement. accountability. commitment. discipline. understanding. time. discipline. faith. strength. more discipline. awareness. courage. forgiveness. a balance of urgency and patience. discipline. ~ ~ D.J. WhisenantRead more "– ingredients for restoration –"
What were the exact words… what was the correct rhyme? ‘One must need to write… even at the worst time.’ When my mind’s defensive, quite ag- gressive on the field, my pen’s trying without lying to break each of my own shields. Alone in heat… with a chill in my backside, I cannot write… a single […]Read more "– when I don’t feel like writing –"
Waking up in distress, failing to apply yesterday’s teaching – the F on my test has been earned. ~ ~ D.J. WhisenantRead more "– mistake of the day –"
The goal is to love … atop the highest hill, on a valley road, breathe in the air that I didn’t know. The goal is to trust … like the California sun bowing in the west, make the blueprint and build what’s best, for I am a scaredy-cat, teeter on this or that, slightly in […]Read more "– my plan… or something like it –"
Strolling beaches in Venice, waves do call my name. I do see a miracle through the California rain. What mystery can be explained, be attained, when sustained by the men who dance on water even through California rain? My brown eyes do see the glory… My big nose does smell the ocean air… My soul […]Read more "– men who dance on water –"
There’s a bit of relief… between blankets and sheets. There’s a bit of an exhale… after the night has sailed. The day didn’t steal breath out of me, just came and went quietly. Now, my morning bird sings again, chirping on the 15th day, my friend. ~ ~ D.J. WhisenantRead more "– the day after singles awareness day –"
The twister has landed inside, rearranging my possessions, strangling my obsessions. It’s more difficult, even dangerous, to clean up the remains. It’s more dire, for I’m tired, to handle chores and gain. If I fight just long enough, if I fight at all, this time, the weather will change its course soon and very soon. […]Read more "– rain on a weekday morning –"