life is hard

Does anyone else feel like the world has forgotten about each other? I suppose that inner lonely child can do that to people- she is so lonely and the thought of rejection one more time scares her so much that she pushes the whole world away.  Maybe, she even goes so far as to hate the world.  It is easier to hate an enemy than miss a friend, isn’t it?  I feel like the whole world has let their inner lonely child rule for too long.  We must fight for love. For understanding. For hope.  These are not things that come easily, but with determination and gumption. Only the brave and powerful love, understand, and hope in the middle of chaos and hate.


The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. Thomas Merton


Prayer for Those Who Suffer

For those who suffer,
and those who cry this night,
give them repose, Lord;
a pause in their burdens.
Let there be minutes
where they experience peace,
not of man
but of angels.
Love them, Lord,
when others cannot.
Hold them, Lord,
when we fail with human arms.
Hear their prayers
and give them the ability to hear You back
in whatever language they best understand.

Margaret A. Davidson


So today, in the middle of all this pain, injustice, and fear… I am choosing to hope for the hopeless, understand what seems unexplainable, and love the unlovable.  I am also asking all my brave and bad ass love warriors to do the same.  Let’s not just pray for peace on Earth, but be peace on earth.

Staci Lee

I like my cameras old, my shoes comfortable, and my whiskey neat.

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