On Humans and Humanity

  It’s funny how we humans need not possess humanity – kinda like having book smarts but no common sense – redressing the oppressed for succumbing to providence, as if skin color or sexuality spoke to ethics or morality.   Spirituality is beyond the realm of worldly bonds and ambitions, so let the theologians get …

Love Stands Waiting

The head or the heart – where to start – for success in a world that’s tearing us apart? We proudly claim to have conquered the earth, but to unearth the diamond beyond the mind, to find that light, is the fight of our lives. Raw emotion, forsaken notions, the dark alleys of the mind, …

From Darkness to Light Day 30 by Crystal Gamet

Free Fallin’ by Crystal Gamet of Redneck, AIDS Orphan, Survivor   I don’t remember the exact moment that I realized this was it. I don’t know what made this different than all of the other times that my mom got sick. I guess her AIDS was progressing and her blood counts were way too low …

Just Write That He Loved Her

Just write that he loved her, he heard a voice in the wind say, as he noticed the gardener scrubbing bird shit off the neighboring stone. What more would need be said? Memories past through his head like images floating away. The two of them spending countless hours just talking. Talking about nothing. His morning …

From Darkness to Light Day 29 by Alison Armstrong

From Shrinking to Shining by Alison Armstrong of Adventures in Wonderland   Part one: Shrinking I’m living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a while. There’s a writers’ conference and in one of the workshops I write this: She was the best of mothers. She was the worst of mothers. I was born shrinking …

From Darkness to Light Day 21 by Lin Rose

Phoenix Rising — Rekindling the Will to Live by Lin Rose / May 2019   My husband’s shouts woke me instantly. “Oh my God! Oh my God!” It was 1972 and our ancient 1950s Chrysler was spinning in full three-sixties on black ice. The car felt airborne. There wasn’t even time to raise my head from …

From Darkness to Light Day 19 by April Krubally

My Heart Has a Hole in It By April Krubally   My heart has a hole in it! I thought I was protected by a friend. I held this person so high in my hierarchy of need only to realize this person never existed. I built an absent entity in my thoughts as permanent but …

From Darkness to Light Day 16 by Kathie Arcide

I Get By with a Little Help from… By Kathie Arcide of Chosen Perspectives   Prologue: I have been writing about a particularly dark event and time in my life for many years now…fits and starts and paragraphs and chapters and short stories…over and over… ad nauseum…approaching it every way I can think of… …but …

From Darkness to Light Day 12 by Lee Hamblin

This is Why I Sing by Lee Hamblin of Lee Hamblin, Stories I Have Written   The following piece is about the time when I was doing my Yoga Teacher Training back in 2001 at a retreat centre somewhere among green fields and the beautiful countryside of England. We were in nature, in peace, happily …

From Darkness to Light Day 11 by Aditi Rungta

Even in the Darkness by Aditi Rungta of My Expie!   Even in the darkness, there is light. We might not see everything that is present, but we surely see everything that is necessary. Life is an uncertain package where there are moments that are extremely exuberant and there are moments that bring us down, …