Pleasure Seeking: Pleasure you delude me As I search high and low Never drawing near you Watching as you go Why do you so despise me Leaving me alone Laughing when I reach for you Cold like sharp grey stone Forever I grasp and fight with thee While pleasure you take flight from me...
We must experience pain: otherwise delight will never have its proper savor, nor pleasure its sweetness, nor love its bittersweet ache... ~Elizabeth Buchan from "Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman"
CARETAKING AND DETACHMENT Even as a child I had grown-up responsibilities, so it is no wonder that I grew up being a care-taker. It seemed so comfortable, so automatic to think of others first, and to give myself completely to whatever crisis was at hand without a thought for myself. When I became aware that … Continue reading CARETAKING AND DETACHMENT
Impossible... "Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. … Continue reading Quote – Impossible
WHY I WRITE by Stacey Baty Patterson 10-23-12 Why do I write? Why does anyone write? What need are we fulfilling when we write? I can only convey my personal experience. I write because I love to read other people's writings. When I was a child my favorite place to visit was the library. My mom … Continue reading Why I write
My Disability and Character Development (from a former achievement junkie) Becoming disabled is the experience that has probably contributed the most to my character today. Before my disability, I was always on the move. One goal and its accomplishment led straight into the next goal and its accomplishment, until I became a goal seeking "bundle … Continue reading My Disability and Character Development
Why we must stop trying to change other people...An Alanon Gem Willpower is not the key to the way of life we are seeking. Surrender is. "I have spent much of my life trying to make people be, do, or feel something they aren't, don't want to do, and choose not to feel. I have … Continue reading Codependency gems
Christmas for Bill's Friends! 'Twas the night before Christmas, we were all in the club, Enjoying a meeting, instead of a pub,... The ashtrays were clean, and the coffee was made, The Big Books were out and we all had prayed. When out in the lot, there arose such a clatter, We all jumped up … Continue reading Christmas for friends of Bill W.
Read what my daughter MacKenzie wrote about me - brought me to tears. MacKenzie Patterson Rinearson AP ELA 28 January 2014 Freedom When one thinks of examples of freedom, the examples are often on a large scale. The French Revolution, the abolishment of slavery, and women’s suffrage are all examples of freedom, or the obtainment … Continue reading my daughter’s essay about me – tears
Great quote on WRITING! "Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on … Continue reading great quote on writing