I wish I could forget the time I …first jumped off a diving board. It was the last time I ever saw my father…the last day I ever saw him smile…and laugh. It was a perfect day…by that night a nightmare I never had come true. One of the hardest thing for me to do was to continue…jumping off that diving board…year after year…at the Windsor Village swimming pool… But it always seemed to make me smile, and I could always hear my ol’ man sayin’
“Don’t ever be afraid to do anything…” with every jump…
Yesterday was his birthday…I celebrated quietly…I probably should have reached out to family, but it would have really made me more emotional than I can afford during my creative process. And today is Babygirl’s birthday and I’m not with her…so yeah.
It’s one just one of those days…
At any rate…life goes on…I’ve learned that forgetting is virtually impossible.
There are some things our mind may forget…but the heart…NEVER forgets…
I suffered my first heartbreak on one of the most exciting days in my life…but
I wish I could forget the part about jumping off the diving board… I simply wish I could remember my daddy’s smile…and laughter… I can’t remember…what his voice sounded like…I can’t remember how his hands felt…or what his hair felt like. I can’t…remember …
Happy Birthday Daddy…I MISS YOU!
I wish there were a law that said all HUMANS CAN MARRY WHOMEVER THEY CHOOSE…regardless of gender. This would be a good law because so many people in the world are in loving, devoted relationships with someone of the same gender… Today as we celebrate “National Coming Out Day” let us reflect on the many injustices and discrimination that same gender loving individuals like myself encounter on a daily basis. While heterosexuals are able to marry freely with an inexpensive marriage license, GLBT couples are faced with hefty attorney fees when we decide to marry our partners.
I wish to be a “Positive Impact” on the world when I grow up. Then I will have fulfilled my life’s purpose. In everything I do, create, write, and share, I hope to not only bring a smile, but dialogue, inspiration, and motivation.
I wish I could be like my little sister, “D” and my cousin, Tami. I’ve seen them grow into two beautiful, successful women. Despite all of their trials and tribulations, both have followed their paths and made many of their dreams come true. And they are so incredibly driven, I’m sure ALL of their dreams and aspirations will come to light. Each and every day they inspire me to be a better woman, and have faith in myself! They ROCK!!! [smile]
I wish I had one opportunity to have a conversation with with Nikki Giovanni because I would really love to know if she speaks in “poem” like I do… I honestly catch myself from being too “poetic” when speaking…But truth be told…I speak and think in rhythm…often breaking down my thoughts in haiku, or lyrics…
I wonder if Ms. Giovanni’s mind is similar to mine…like is this a “poet” thing or what? Did Langston think like this too? Do hip-hop artists experience this as well?
Since discovering Nikki Giovanni in elementary school, I have always wondered where in her mind…her soul did she find the words to create her masterpieces. I have studied and researched this phenomenal woman for many years and intend to hear her speak in person before either of us leaves this earth. And everyday I wish I will have one opportunity to have one conversation with her…and perhaps a cup of coffee or tea…whatever she wants… It’s on me… [see…]
I wish I had a million dollars…after taxes…and after handouts & “can I borrows” & “can you help a sister outs”… If I was blessed with that kind of money, I would finance all my art projects and dreams. I would take care of my mother, sister, and future – wife with ease. We would start our family immediately. I would share my wealth with my art family…investing in their endeavors, and purchase my favorite pieces…
Just know…If I had a million dollars, I would truly spend it wisely. ☺☻
*knock knock… anyone home? (smile)
I know…I know… It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been here. You know how it is…LIFE & living it can be quite demanding. In an effort to get back my “groove” back, I will be taking a blog challenge. Inspired by my future wife, I will be blogging for the next 30 days with the theme…”I WISH…”
I look forward to sharing my thoughts and words with you again. Questions, comments, and criticism is strongly suggested and welcome! *smile