8.17.2011

how not to feel

here is what to do when you feel like this:
dress all in black, like wrapped in a shroud.
close the window against the gorgeous day.
drink at least three cups of terrible coffee.
obsess over every word & phrase in that email.
hold the totem from your child in your hand.
wear your hair up, let it down, & up again.
say things like SOMETHING GOOD IS COMING and
TODAY I'M GONNA MANIFEST SOMETHING GOOD.
treat yourself to a sweet confection for lunch.
listen to your favorite music. loud. louder!
let it all out. let it all out. let it all out.

18 comments:

  1. What a great description of one of "those days."
    I'm there too.
    --cosmoscami
    (it won't let me comment as myself for some reason)

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  2. what! what's going on with my comments??
    one of those days, apparently! sorry about that.

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  3. marian,
    you've pragmatically given guidance for each of us. We ALL have those days. This is why I love poetry, It provides voice to messages otherwise left unspoken.

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  4. indeed! thank you, kim. go turn up some music!

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  5. lol, well this is so positive, it's fully chargedm lol, thanks WS

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  6. wow, just had a few of those day! lol, love the poem

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  7. Thank you Marian for sharing! I love your words and the images that arrive~ Thank you so much!~xXx

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  8. This was the first thing I read when I booted up this morning and WOW, what a great reminder for the day! It was like you came into my bedroom and brought me a positive attitude on a plate for breakfast. I will carry this poem/prose in my head for the entire day. Today is going to be one of those more challenging days, but having read this might of changed my entire day. Thank you for sharing. I am so thrilled I received this in my email this morning. So happy I subscribed.

    Loved the last line! Going to let it out while dancing to loud music.

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  9. ah, i am for public service around here!

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  10. I just know that I love this... and I've done most of it. :) Though double the coffee intake. Or change to margaritas.

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  11. oh man, i could go for a margarita right now.

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  12. you should go on tour as a motivational speaker or knower of all things to do. i'll keep working on the title

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  13. HAH! that will be the day!
    you get me some gigs and me & my opinions will totally show up.

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  14. wait! you think there is MONEY IN THAT?

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