Everyone should have a friend who dances to their own music, marches to the beat of their own drummer. These special ones seem to walk a path that others cannot see and probably wouldn’t have the courage to navigate a path so culturally unconceived.
We seemingly live in a world where there are only two sides. These sides are chosen by litmus tests and depending on what you believe, where you stand on the issues, a label is slapped on you and you assume the responsibility and culpability of all others labeled and standing along side you. There is no nuance, no subtleties and we all suffer from it. Vitriol, disdain and hostility are hurled at those on the other side and our cultures are divided seemingly to never be brought together again.
I wonder if there are enough people who would dare to not accept this paradigm, view of life, of others. Are there enough folks who would put aside the expectations and be the exceptions to what our world demands? How many would choose to belong to the community of nuance, walk the road less traveled and dance to the music of the middle?
each morning I arise to find her hanging over me pausing to be seen before she disappears tangled in the web she's spinning all around me sticking, clinging, attaching me to her a beauty by design a glance is mesmerizing inviting you to linger with her shape and curves longing to have you nearer for preservation, safekeeping she'll cover you with love life's worries drain away for now i'll keep my distance sidestepping the entanglements skillfully gliding toward her then pivot to evade ensnared by the rhythm swayed by her movements caught up in the moment closer, closer --- bdl