Good art originates not from the desire to show off but from the desire to show yourself. Good art always comes from our desperate desire to breathe, to be seen, to be loved. In everyday life, we are used to seeing only the shiny outer layer of folks. Art makes us less lonely because it comes from the desperate center of the artist-each of our centers is desperate. That’s why good art is such a relief-Glennon Doyle, Untamed

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better-Maya Angelou

Good morning all,

hope you are,

keeping safe,

keeping cool,

staying hydrated,

wearing your masks,

when you go out.

Another sunny, sultry day,

here in my beautiful ugly.

I have been,

hobbling around,

for a few days,

my knee is sore.


I got the cane out,

so I could help,

keep weight,

off of it

with consistent ice,

and the use of the cane,

I should be good in a few days.

As you all know from my last post,

I have been feeling,


pretty intense emotions,


some of which are wonderful,

some of which are harder,

to sit with,

but sit with them I must.

I need to feel it all.

This quote comes from:

Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

I just finished it.

I liked it,

a lot,

it challenged me,

it pissed me off,

it was exactly the kind of,

pushing and proding,

that I needed.

I need to feel it all.

Not bury myself,

in escape,

in instant gratification,

I need to sit for a bit,

with me,

not to try and dull,

the feelings,

I need to feel it all.

Feeling the pain,

being there with the silence,

letting the tears,

run down your face,

feeling the ache,

getting back to,


even just,

finding you.

I recommend Untamed,

very highly,

I think women,

all types of women,

of every age,

have something to learn,

from it.

If for nothing else,

to be inspired,

by Glennon’s story.

When did I allow myself,

to become,

tamed, domesticated?

was it always there?

Yup, even me,

the middle aged butch,

who shaves her legs.

I had a flash yesterday,

a mini epiphany,

I want to be a fierce woman,

with a buzz cut,

not because it looks good on me,

it does I freely admit it wink,

but because,

I want to Feel it All,

I want to be like,

Emma Gonzalez,

fierce and principled,

I want to endure the pain,

the personal pain,

the public pain,

because I want things to change.

I want to be brave enough to bear the silence,

like she did,

to make myself and others,


so that we can change the world.

I am not too old to have role models,

and to be inspired.

Here’s to the Emmas, the Malalas,

the Mayas and the Michelles,

here is to the beautifully fierce women,

who inspire me.

Be well you all.

Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid 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

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