taking attendance ~ week 35

My word for 2016 is ATTEND.

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Although I don’t think attending is a superpower, some days I wish it was. On those days, I think if one more person promises that he or she has the superpower to right all wrongs and save US from THEM, I daydream about sticking a pencil in my (or someone else’s) eye. On my better days, however, I choose to acknowledge that while I have no superpowers and am responsible TO the World – I’m not responsible FOR it. I’m responsible FOR my life and how I choose to live it.

To that end, I will attend to what and whom I can. And I’ll remember that I don’t have to attend every argument, drama or political whack-o-doodleness to which I’m invited. Each Sunday , I’ll share something here – an image, a poem, a song or maybe even a story that’s helped me attend to what I can that week.

Carrie Newcomer is a poet and musican who’s helped me attend by how she attends.

If you’ve not yet discovered Carrie and her music, I hope you will!  Here she is, talking about her latest release The Beautiful Not Yet.  You’re welcome.

 

 

 

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