“Get busy helping someone else and see — over time — the things you might have in common, instead of only the things that might divide you.”
“Remember what can happen when we love our neighbors as ourselves. There are storms that bring us together and storms that divide us. We have a chance now to choose. Harvey already has reminded us what we’re capable of, when we come together.”
“The recovery ahead will be long. Our neighbors need to know they can count on us. The families affected will need our help and our attention as the work of rebuilding unfolds. If we hold our focus on the important matters at hand, we can use the power of the people to create that world we all know exists — if we will simply give it life.”
“Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.” (Robin Norwood).
That was the journal class free-writing (stream of consciousness – no thought to spelling punctuation or even if it makes sense) prompt this week.
Here’s what I wrote (but you must promise not to tell anyone because it’s my private journal):
Recover from what recover from life recover from love recover from being me recover from being covered by life what covers can smother what covers can warm what covers can hide what covers can protect so recovering from what I’m not sure it’s more about just living life and learning not recovering from anything that just about covers it.
Don’t ask why I pasted that particular picture on the page – I just did. It felt right. But . . . now . . . that I consciously think about my unconscious choice . . . perhaps that picture is about how it feels to struggle to recover when there is nothing truly to recover from . . . not sure . . . what do you think?
P.S. Feel free to use the prompt for your own free-writing . . . it’s free.