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What is Wild?

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Friendly Deer      April, 2021 My writing group is exploring the theme "wild" this month. When I first saw the theme, I felt a little bit panicky inside. In my life, I have learned how to carefully control myself in a myriad of ways,  most of the time. Thinking about wildness brought up a lot of thoughts and feelings. The very first was, “What could I possibly say, or even know, about Wildness when I struggle to let myself go enough to voice what I really  think most of the time?” We often use the word wild to indicate that something or someone is being unpredictable. The wild animals in my backyard for example, and specifically the coyotes, who have so many cultural negative connotations associated with them, are believed to be completely unpredictable .  And not only that, but unrestrained as well. Careful out there with the coyotes, they will eat your children when you aren't watching.   I came face to face with one a few years ago, while taking a walk on our property.

When You Know, You Know

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I am staring at a pile of fabric scraps, some of which are already embellished with hand stitching. These scraps are destined to become products for my shop. I know exactly what they will be in the end but I do not know exactly what the end product will look like yet. There are decisions to be made about color combinations and where and how to stitch, among other things. And I am currently plagued by indecision. I actually have already completed one. I finished it about a month ago when I couldn’t get this product idea out of my head. All my dreams were about this product. Many of my waking thoughts were about this product. I was a little obsessed. And it turned out beautifully, more beautiful than I had anticipated.

#56

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Look what I’ve been missing! A whole day awaits after  a good night’s rest. 

#55

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  ink glides on paper recording words from my heart; emptied of all thought

#54

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Colored lights strung up; the scent of pine indoors. It must be Christmas

#53

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worry, worrying  doesn’t do a thing for me except for grey hairs