Just Another Day in Paradise, Yo.

. . .

Hi. How are you, Dear Reader? How do you feel today: body, mind, and soul?

Pause. Think. Answer honestly.

Me? I’m doing just fine, thanks.

I’m currently sitting on our RV love seat, clicking past the miles somewhere between Ohio and Indiana. Sweet Baby Snap is sleeping; Toddler Snap is hopefully about to do the same up in his car seat.

I’m sipping iced coffee, laughingly shrugging at the insane diesel prices, and singing songs from Father John Misty’s latest album in my head.

I feel good.

. . .

I just turned 35.

Seems kinda weird, like that’s much too old and much too young, all at the same time. Sometimes I feel like I’ve lived a thousand lives; I also feel like I’ve just been born.

And when I close my eyes and quiet my mind, I think about this life. I think about how much I value the simple idea of respect.

I want to show respect in everything I do.

Toward other human beings, animals, and Mother Earth herself.

I want to respect other people’s time. I want to respect their turn to speak.

I want to respect the public goods we all need, like clean water and food. Health. Education. The arts and humanities.

I want it to be known that I respect you because not everything is about me.

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That’s it for now.

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SnapDragon is a writer and artist currently residing on Planet Earth.

14 responses to “Shh.”

  1. Honestly.., tired.

    Doing good though.

    Belated happy birthday

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    1. Thank you, friend. I’m glad you are well. I too, am quite tired. 🕊

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  2. Wonderful post, I’m happy for you! Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thank you, Bryan! 🕊

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    My Rollercoaster Journey

    Body: back pain
    Mind: worried about the economy
    Soul: hopeless

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    1. Sending positive vibes your way, friend. 🕊


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    My Rollercoaster Journey

    Your post made me feel much better 👍

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    1. I’m so glad! Thanks so much. 🕊


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    My Rollercoaster Journey

    Happy birthday 🎉 so happy for you ❤️

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  6. Happy belated waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay late 🙄

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  7. I am tired today, but I know it was because I slept fewer hours than desired due to getting drawn into the scene I was writing in my latest novel project. My mind and spirit have a sense of clarity I cannot remember having for some time.

    I am also looking forward to the end of my workday, heading home to do some yoga, write a bit with a cup of tea, and throw a frisbee around a little bit.

    Thank you for sharing and asking how we are. Prayers and hopes to you and family. 🧡

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    1. Thank you, Hamish. I enjoy hearing about your plans, and as always, I appreciate your positive spirit. Take care! 🕊

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