Monday, May 17, 2010

NYC & Limited time

I've just returned from a visit back home, to New York City. I knew I need to get out of VA for a little bit. It was well worth it. I had great family visits. My kids were happy. And I had a great little personal journey along the way. I attended a writing session with NYCLWG, and it was just what I needed. My pen was my friend, and I wrote, and wrote, and wrote! But mostly, my mind and thoughts were stirred, and I was inspired. We wrote about feminism, and I'll come back to that. I also attended a performance by a group called El Grito de Poetas at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. It was my first time at the Cafe, and that alone was exciting. This performance was even more special in my heart because it was to benefit AIDS, the demon that took my father from me at the tender age of 16. Another inspiring experience! On Feminism...what struck the chord with me was equality. We all strive for equality. And the message was a good one, to come to me. Why would I give so much more than is given to me? I have to learn to stop being so giving, because it all too often backfires. We should strive for equality in life, and in friendships too. We all want to be treated as well as we treat others. So I'm refreshed, renewed and reminded of things I am sure I had once learned and then forgotten. I'm reminded of my own personal value as well. It's a new day, and rain or shine, I'm smiling!

~La Poetic Seamstress~


Confessions of An Army Wife said...

Thats awesome!glad you were able to get some inspiration on your trip!<3Mandee