As I write this my heart sinks into my chest, heavy from the awfulness in this world. Looking across the beautiful countries of this Earth are saturated by violence and hate. From North Korea to Spain, Saudi Arabia to Africa and right here to my home in the USA. No place is unscathed from the vileness hate spews but those who hate are the few and we who embrace humanity are the many.
To those who have lost their lives in other countries my heart goes out to you and your loved ones left behind. To those who lost their lives in the senseless shootings in Las Vegas, NV my heart goes to you and your loved ones. I see so many well wishes, prayers and love sent from around the world to other countries and people in these hard times. I embrace your humanity and love and I hope you embrace mine.
Those who hold kindness and love in their hearts for their fellow human beings: We are the many and they are the few.
(The audio is in English but subtitled are in Spanish)
Taking a deep breath
She held it until he lungs hurt
Letting the air explode from her lungs
But ended in a sigh
She had to do this
There was no choice
Even knowing this didn’t help her move her leaden feet
Her free hand clung tightly to her black dress
Her other hand trembled uncontrolled as she clutched the card she made
She closed her eyes
Forcing her tears back
As she walked through the door
And signed the guest book
“With deepest sympathy, I will always love you my friend.”
via Daily Prompt: Sympathy
“What TV show would you bring back now and why?”
I was born in 1986, so I believe that this makes me a quintessential ‘90’s child. Starting the decade at 4 and ending the decade as a cynical 14-year-old. I was impressionable during this time so the TV, movies and music definitely aided in shaping me, even to this day. I usually cringe when I hear that some studio or network is redoing a show or movie from my youth. I always silently beg them not to ruin my childhood and most the time I am let down.
I would have to choose the show, “My So-Called Life.” This show, sadly, only ran one reason from 1994-1995. The show followed a group of teens at the fictional Liberty High school in Pennsylvania. The main character we followed was Angela Chase who lead us through the emotional turmoil and drama that teenagers face from their peers and family members.
The short-lived show hit a lot of hot topic social issues of the time, child abuse, homophobia, teenage alcoholism, homelessness, violence, censorship and drug use. What makes this show stand out in my mind even to this day is the fact that it was never a one episode resolved issue like many of its high school counterparts. The raw, gritty realness brought a viewership in and kept them hooked.
I believe this would be a timeless show because so many of the same issues are ones shared today among teenagers and their parents or guardians. The topics could be changed to anything and the fact that the issues and outcomes stay with each character is to real. Showing everyone that the actions you take do stay with you and you can let break you or you can learn and rise above them.
I would love to see Netflix reboot this show in the future. I believe the name alone would bring in 90’s kids and the concepts and realness of the issues and story lines would bring in a much wider audience.
Now, I leave this question with you: What TV show would you being back now and Why?
Feel free to answer in a comment, by piggybacking or in a post of your own. I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts and ideas! The best part about blogging isn’t the writing for me but the interaction with the community, so let’s interact! Let me know what you thought of my pick.
Sending rain in every direction
The only light is from the bolt of lightning
This shocks my heart
Reminding it to keeping beating
In a sea of calm
This is my personal storm
The one I must face head on
I will not allow stress to suffocate my voice
My sadness will be used as a weapon
My pen will face off with its sword
My passion flows through the ink
Making my pen mightier than anything the darkness can throw at me
I will elevate my creativity
via Daily Prompt: Elevate
This word is full of people
Who feel self-entitled
Who want to be dignified
They’re more important
They’re above you
Above us all
These ideals are what holds us back as human beings
Your economic status
Your sexual orientation
Nor your skin color
Makes you no better than anyone else
I wish people would see
It’s an imagined social status
That is segregating people
Causing more riffs
Stroking your own ego?
You are the fool
And those who embrace humanity
We are the many
Our words of love
Will not be hushed
By your spews of hatred
via Daily Prompt: Dignify