I cautiously walk into this year looking both ways: looking back at the weight of 2016 and looking ahead at the expanse of 2017. I am leery to cross into hopeful, but just as leery to not--feathers of my soul aren't yet weightless as Dickinson reminds me 'Hope is a thing with feathers.'
I need something to ground me on this 2017 journey. Looking back, I had LOVE. My 2016 one little word never failed me. It wrapped me up, sang to me, talked to me and laid with me during my times of despair and continues to cling to me in memories and moments.
Looking ahead, my one little word needed to push me. It needed to be all things. Hard task, I know. Then it came to me on the lips of Yeezus, Kanye West, of all artists--yep, it had to be birthed from true craziness ... Don't let me get in my zone!
It was perfect to guide me through the expanse with purpose and passion. I need to get in the zone by staying laser focused, zoning in on the things that are important, and zoning out some things and people. Zone represents my space, my being and my direction. It represents my confidence and attitude. It is holistic and present and future. It is big and small enough to carry me through 2017.
I still have trepidations about this year considering my last, but hey "you need to crawl 'fore you ball" and I know one thing if I'm in the zone NOTHING CAN STOP ME!
Last year, I included a music video with my one little word, so here's to Kanye. Listen at YOUR OWN RISK but if you do, lean back, nod your head and enjoy!
She was remembered by who came right before her
(so close they almost touched the womb together)
and then after
(knitted together just the same)
sandwiched in between
her lullabies, a crecsendo of chaos,
coming so fast
there was little time to
or remember her tiny hands
or distinguish her from the others
in the solemn return to calm
coming so fast
But for her fair skin and heart shaped face
(Alpha & Omega)
Bouncing on her father's knee,
I wonder if she smiled.
Documenting my evolution by filling in space and matter one word at a time.