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ROCKIN' IT LIKE A ROCK STAR IN DC

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I didn't feel CONFIDENT at all, but I decided to go for it. 

That is----I decided to ride the metro in Washington, D.C. ALONE and walk to several different businesses in various neighborhoods ALONE!  

Armed ahead of time with my trips mapped out, I decided perhaps the key was blending in. That required looking the part of a metro rider, someone coming and going with a purpose, a clear objective.

The first leg of the metro trip,  I think I rocked it! I face paced walked to the station, coasted confidently to my seat, relaxed with my phone like everyone else seemed to do, and exited the doors without event as they opened at the station.

However, I didn't fare as well figuring out which way to walk to the first business. Thank goodness for Google Maps.

At one point, a lady stopped me for directions. I guess I looked like I knew where I was going. I was just thinking of clarifying directions with her. Yet, I was able to point her to her street. 

Since I felt somewhat successful on my ve…

...When I Can't See You With My Eyes

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This is a simple poem I wrote for lovely new parents of this precious newborn baby boy.   
It is written as if from their son to his parents.





WHEN I CAN'T SEE YOU WITH MY EYES
When I can't see you with my eyes,
I still feel the love in your heart.

Snuggled up to your warm chest,
Your heart beats in my ear 
And settles my fears.

When I can't see you with my eyes,
I still feel the love in your heart.

My fingers grab for yours
To hold you close to me,
Securing all my needs. 

When I can't see you with my eyes,
I still feel the love in your heart.

Your whispered lullabies 
Soothe my panicked cries 
As I memorize your melody.  

When I can't see you with my eyes,
I still feel the love in your heart.

Your breathy smiles, 
Beaming joy over my face,
Shine magic into my world. 

When I can't see you with my eyes,
I still feel the love in your heart.

Your tightly wrapped hugs 
Embrace around my world,  
And I know we are blessed to be three.








USE YOUR WORDS...CHOOSE YOUR WORDS

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Use your words! Use your words, Use your words!
Does this sound like a mama or teacher's assertion?

And then follows my aspiration...
Choose your words! Choose your words! Choose your words well! 
Sticks and stones will break my bones...
We know that jeers and sneers create tears and broken and bruised hearts.

This is the soundtrack that plays through the background noise in my head: choose your words...choose them well for they can usher in heaven or hell.  And because of this simple certainty, this introvert tended girl has spoken many more words in her head and heart than have been shared aloud.

I'm that girl that places intense value on all words: words whispered, written, sung, slung, and even unspoken. I see the words revealed behind the blink, twinkle, and glance of another's eyes; the twitch or turn of lips; the stiff, shake, or shrug of shoulders; the measured, rigid, or swinging arms; and the poised or skittish dance stance of legs.

My heart has learned the neon caution…