Note to Self (and to You)

People are pretty annoying, I’m not gonna lie. Most days I’m on sensory overload and long for peace and quiet, and mostly, I do get that. But in the grander scheme of things, the majority of people are good and they do mean well.

I saw this quote on a friend’s Facebook timeline today and it really struck me. I don’t know why it evoked such a reaction in me, but I teared up about it.

Acts of kindness, no matter how small, can make or break someone’s day. Someone’s week. Someone’s life, in some cases. And i’m sure if you think back on an instance where you made one small kind gesture for someone, it probably made you smile too. I know it does for me.

Note to Self (and to You) for 2022:
Everyone is doing their best to get through this pandemic. Let’s not forget our manners, and our humanity.

Love,
M.

Anatomy of Ink

Strange concepts;
parallel hearts
not necessarily in love – but knitted with purpose.
These streets and buildings turn us inside out,
put rot in our heads.
We are solid in our bones and in our ways.
Sinking
beneath
the fold
and separating at Atlas C1.
Trying to conceal our humanity
with vanity.
Do not forget how it’s done
-living-
You can borrow my pen if you need to understand
the anatomy of ink.

M.