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Chicken, Yoga, Fear, And Love

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Chicken, Yoga, Fear, And Love

I’m supposed to write about it but I haven’t a clue where to begin. Much has happened — both in my life and the world around me — and all of it is remarkably intertwined. I haven’t written regularly for a few weeks and I suspect it will take me months to unpack all that’s happened. Today though, strangely, I feel like chicken, yoga, fear, and love is where I need to begin.

Not writing is what I do when there is so much going on inside my world that I cannot grab ahold of any one thing long enough to share it. That’s where I’ve been lately, flailing around in an ocean of absolute chaos, fearful that if I stopped thrashing, I might drown in the heartache.

I write when I’m ready to feel, and lately, I couldn’t bear it. The chaos is a nice cover story and there’s been plenty of it, but the truth is that every time I think about writing the stories that need to be told, tears fill my eyes and pour down my cheeks — just as they are now — and I haven’t been ready to face them.

Every tear you never cried is waiting for you… and they are heavy.

That’s what I tell my clients when they are experiencing life in a way that resurrects all of the old, untended heartaches. They are supposed to allow the emotions to come and wash over them, like those huge black rocks I found living a few hundred feet out from the beach near Santa Monica pier.

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9:48PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Excellent article!

11:48PM PDT on May 28, 2013

Fabulous article. So depressing that there is still so much prejudice in the U.S. over this issue. This problem does not exist where I love as gay marriage has been legal for quite awhile but in the U.S. there are still so many struggles.

Teresa W, perhaps some have had bad experiences or something, but to say love doesn't exist is unfair. For many people love is a treasured thing in our lives and helps keeps us going no matter what we must endure in our daily lives.

11:26PM PDT on May 28, 2013

Hang in there Christy, cherish what you have and forget about blind people. It's not their fault, they don't know any better. Maybe if they read this article, they'd understand...

12:34PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

beautiful touching story, thank you for your time. and tears.

5:09PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

I'm not sure why I didn't see this until today but thank you for writing it. I think many people just might be jealous of the love you share with your wife and the life the two of you have built. I wish you much peace and happiness...and I promise to work hard to help achieve marriage equality in all states. I think this country needs all the love we can generate.

10:59AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

its nice to read a different perspective of things. i daresay in america you still have more freedom of speech and liberated societies than many other parts of the world. appreciate what you have and i believe that things will work out to a more equal society where people are not judged based on gender/sexual orientation etc but as humans.

10:49AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

What a beautifully written and moving article. I so wish you well and hope that you will be happy and strong enough to face the "opposition". I feel the love in your writing and am sure that this will see you through any storm.

10:27AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

This is the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen/read. Thank you very much for sharing your feelings and your experiences. I don't understand the fear which makes people feel that they need to control others. I fully support you and your message of love, which should be the platform of all life.

5:42AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012


3:05PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

@SueT. You asked, "I think to put it simply...why is it hurtful if I do not agree with you?"

It is not hurtful that you do not agree. It is hurtful when people "believe" that their disagreement is enough reason to deny me equal rights.

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