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Talking By the Sea

lumpy sand and sailboats
windsurfers and arcade games
Hey, what’s the plan?
Hey, what’s the plan?

(c) Windy Johansen

talking by the sea, you and me
the sun is hot, but the rain is free
free for you and me
it’s free

(c) Windy Johansen

dry sand and laughter
windsurfers and arcade games
these drops are strong
these drops are strong

(c) Windy Johansen

radiating heat
radiating cold
where is home?
the rain is here and you are not
where is home?
I miss you
I miss you
I miss you

(c) Windy Johansen

talking by the sea, you and me
the sun is hot, but the rain is free
free for you and me
it’s free

(c) 13 Jan 2013, Windy Johansen.

“I never meant to hurt you.”

Stormy Trees

Stormy Trees. (c) May 2012, Windy Johansen.

“I never meant to hurt you.”

These are funny words. Not funny, “ha-ha”… funny, “oh, rats.”

The good guys say it. The bad ones say it. And if you’re in the wrong place and time, it’s all but impossible to tell who really means you harm.

I probably think about this more, being a victim of abuse in several forms. And yet, it can’t be just me who is horrified about how easy it is for the bad guys to look like the good ones.

I think though, if I listen to the Divine through the stillness, I will begin to perceive the fabric of another’s being. Not everything (that’s not fair!), but the part that’s important to the situation at hand.

If the person is awful they will say, “I never meant to hurt you” and appear to mean every molecule of that shaped breath. And I will see, under the shimmer, a terrifying, blaring something.

The once pretty fabric is aflame. One thread…several threads. I don’t know.

I will realize that this is their real intent. It doesn’t have to be all-encompassing, but it is there. Be it one thread or many, it howls. It flares… hotly, angrily.

No matter the shimmer, I will hear the words of the hot anger.

“I did mean to hurt you. I don’t really care.”

This is a signal flare. A warning. A cold wind fans the flames and makes me icy cold.

If this person is a good person, there may be signs of old anger. Thread sections still smoldering. But this is not the anger of recently fed flames.

Their mouth says, “I never meant to hurt you.”

And the tiny, slowly shrinking flames? “You know, I really didn’t want to do that. I’m sorry. I’m still learning. Forgive me, and I’ll try again. I love you enough to try again.”

And they will mean every molecule of the shaped breath. They will want to tell you what’s woven into the fabric of their being.

“I never meant to hurt you. I’m sorry. Can we try again? I wanted to get it right. I want to get it right. I might still mess up, but I want to get it right. For you and for all those that I love.”

“I never meant to hurt you.”

Glowing Tulip (c) Windy Johansen.

Glowing Tulip (c) May 2012, Windy Johansen.

Karen Sandler’s Tankborn – Books I’m Reading #1

Tankborn is the first in the Tankborn trilogy. Awakening is the second book, available now. The third has not yet been released.

I first read this book about 3 weeks ago, and I still can’t get the characters, or their world, out of my head.

The story follows Kayla and her friend Mishalla, two GEN girls who are about to be Assigned. GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, are considered the lowest caste of all. However, all GENs are conditioned to believe that this is they way it should be.

As the story unfolds, it becomes evident that there is far more to this than dehumanizing caste systems. Kayla and Mishalla are linked in an unexpected way, and the GENs conditioning is not as it appears.


(also available on Google Play and Barnes and Noble)

Adventures on Sunday morning.

I’ve been working to get this site going, and now I can’t see my blog’s homepage as the homepage.

O______o;;

Oh dear. I’m still working on this, so maybe it will sort itself out.

In other news, I’m writing lots of poetry. I want to make a book of my best poems and my best photography, but it’s so hard to get the courage to do that.

Back to playing with WordPress to get it to give me the right homepage. >_< Have fun! ETA: I actually got the homepage to display correctly by getting rid of the little homepage I wrote a couple of days ago. It looked like it walked right out of 2000 or something, but I wrote all the code for it! LOL Oh one of these days, I will have more of my site coded by me, myself, and I. but for right now, I'm letting more knowledge-filled people handle that.

A first, but at the end of the month.

So I’ve been working on this thing for most of the day. and it’s here now. I’m going to paste a few links in, because I won’t be digging into this until tomorrow, and I want you all to be able to talk to me, even if things aren’t what I need them to be yet. So.

I’m glad you’ve come by, even if everything’s still full of sawdust, so to speak.

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"Lightning Wheel" (c) 18 January 2010, Windy Johansen

“Lightning Wheel” (c) 18 January 2010, Windy Johansen

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