“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
― Cormac McCarthy


On my shoulder there is a mark
A statue broken against it
It drew blood
as the feelings of jealousy washed over me.
My foot, I cut that as a child
playing games of innocence and laughter
Some scars make you smile.
That line under my lip
I ran into a fence hitchhiking
long roads and many songs brought back
by reflection.
The gash through my heart tho
that came from you
bittersweet memories
and a hopeless dream of being marked again.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Waiting for Alice or Someone Like HerWaiting For Alice or Someone Like Her by G A Rosenberg


A Distant CallingA Distant Calling by G A Rosenberg

Healing the Wounds


“Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as a secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.”
― Leonard Cohen


His emotional wounds called to me. They were so sharp and so painful that I had to look for myself. He had never felt special enough to anyone and asked for a space in my heart. I felt that wound myself so I tried to give it to him. Then I realized that the reason I felt his wound was because I had the same one. I wanted to matter, to have weight for someone. If I mattered to but one person than I would feel more worth in myself.
Is a weight what I wanted to be to anyone tho? Something that would hold them or myself down. Far better to be a balloon, something that would lift the spirits and add buoyancy. I could only do that by healing that part that needed to matter to anyone including myself.
How do you heal a wound tho? The first step is to admit that it exists not so much as an object of aversion but as something to deal with. Then can come treatments of affirmations and healing but never denial. I catch myself with amusement when i see myself enter needy mode, not in a derisive way but in a way that acknowledges what I feel. I already ‘know’ all the whys of it. Why I needn’t feel that way and all the self-talk in the opposite direction yet I feel what I feel. Each time that is honoured but acknowledged for what it is, It becomes that much easier to do without.
One day I’ll have realized how long it has been since the last time I felt unworthy. The wound has healed leaving only the slightest of scars.
Blessings, G


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Freedom on a Stormy DayFinding Freedom a Stormy Evening by G A Rosenberg


Purple Feather MandalaPurple Feather Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 5 2012

““It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
― Chuck Palahniuk”


It seems part of existence. If we’re fortunate we learn from our pain and from the lessons and road blocks we put in our path. Of course we put the easy kind gentle stuff in our path as well. According to Don Juan Matus as described by Carlos Castaneda, a warrior sees neither blessings nor curse but sees everything as a challenge. Perhaps warriors learn from it all. After all, our happiness brings lessons and challenges as well, It gives us perspective, endurance and perhaps makes the painful parts that much easier…
Blessings, G

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Sixties Sun by G A Rosenberg


Faded Rose by G A Rosenberg<