Regret & Hope

Regret & Hope

My relationship with poetry is spontaneous, infrequent, sudden. Thoughts and feelings swell inside at unexpected times, and I find myself quickly scribbling lines (or sometimes pages) of poetry in the back of books or nearby scrap paper. Today I came…

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Be Ordinary, Not Extraordinary

Be Ordinary, not Extraordinary

Many of us live with a vague, pressured sense that we need to be extraordinary. Extra-ordinary: more than ordinary. Consider the synonyms of extraordinary, this adjective we highly desire: remarkable, exceptional, amazing, astonishing, astounding, sensational, stunning, incredible, unbelievable, phenomenal. Your…

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