I have an essay going up today at a site I greatly admire. Not only am I proud of cracking a new venue, I was very impressed with the editing I got and how my editors pushed me to be more rigorous, more honest, more open. I’m also grateful that the people I wrote about are not only in my life but let me write about them. I talked to both of them last night and was just very full of love. I said something to the effect of sometimes you have to step in and love someone extra hard for all the people who aren’t going to love that person and I sometimes hate that that’s the world we live in, that people are so selfish and self-absorbed they can’t give love when it’s needed.
But, hi Serenity Prayer, I can’t control those people, I can only be as present and caring and true to myself and my heart as I’m able to. But fuck if I’m not going to totally spoil my friend’s child with attention and presents and everything he deserves. I truly cannot wait. I have no time for hateful people. Life is way too short to expend energy on those who don’t deserve it when there are so many who do. So to new beginnings and freelance adventures and being so damn lucky, no matter where in the world I physically am, to accept that love right back.