It isn’t always about choosing

Hello everyone,
hope the new year,
so far,
has been good to you.

Still holding true?
To your resolutions?
Making plans,
moving forward?

I've shared this before, Calvin and Hobbes, never gets old:-)

I have,
stayed the course,
as far as,
my not overthinking things,
plan is concerned.

I had a slight,
slide back,
last week,
got all weird,
with myself,
about expectations,
I am back,
on my path.

You might recall,
in December,
I said I would,
pick a project,
a creative endeavour,
to work on,
this year.

I have spent,
more than a month,
being with friends,
working, reading, 
watching, observing,

I have chosen to not,
not yet.

I will be taking,
the Alpha course,
at St Jax of Montreal,
the spiritual,
in my life.

They are nice people,
very nice.
I still don't know,
if I will follow that road,

the church road I mean,

But I will follow,
the 'class',
ask questions,
meet people,
break bread.
With an open mind,
an open heart.
I will also be,
Sunday service,
from now and up until,
the end of the Alpha course,
we shall see.

I am in my second week,
of an online,
photography class,
my BFF gave me a voucher,
for a free class.
I chose the photography class.

I love photography,
been taking pictures,
for a few years,
learned it on my own,
trial and error,
with varying results,
it makes me happy.
If there is one thing,
I have learned over,
the years,
it's that you always,
have stuff to learn.

Even in the first few classes,
about basic principles,
a couple of lights,
went on in my head.
Very enjoyable.

My promises to myself,
to take concrete steps,
in political,
are also moving along,
meeting people,
going to the women's march,
on Saturday.
A world wide collective,
protest to the disturbing,
trends in politics,
all over the world,
mostly with our neighbours,
to the South,
we stand with you,
sisters and brothers.

Keeping my journal,
reading everyday.
Being the best,
I can be.

Going to keep doing that,
for a while,
it isn't abut choosing,
it's about being.

Be well you all.

Later girls,

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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

2 thoughts on “It isn’t always about choosing”

  1. Was just reading this piece earlier today, and it seems to fit with the spirit of your post, so here is the URL if you are curious: here. Glad to hear that your year is moving along so nicely so far!

  2. thanks for the link, I love Mary Oliver and Brain Pickings and humbled to be in the same sentence as both. My year is indeed off to a nice start hope yours is well.

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