Wake Forest, NC I am what happens when you're the daughter of an English teacher and spent your childhood quoting Poe and Shakespeare at the dinner table - but you also happen to be really good at math and computers and are constantly trying to reconcile the two. 359 followers / 4.3k words
House of horrors? Or sanctuary? A locale of fear Or place to thrive?
Throw the dice... No way to know For total certain (Despite an abundance of advice) If this be the final destination Your vision comes alive.
Patience. Even if it shall not be There’s much learned From each opportunity. Even if your vision Doesn’t come to pass Take it with grace If you still believe save face As it doesn’t mean you’re wrong.
October 27 2018: Some rando dude at Target Without a second thought to whatever it might mean... Innocently(?) launches a simple rando kindness - at crazy frickin me.
“You are so beautiful” Quickly devolves in my mind into “You check the locks each night, don’t you?” You are 42! There is no earthly way Sincerity could be at play; Clearly there has been a mistake For goodness’ sake.. Doesn’t he see the tired eyes; Weariness not disguised? Or in tow the five year old Rejecting every wisdom ever sold?
(Or secretly; hopefully..) Did he magically see past the caul - Does my unbroken spirit continue to shine through it all?
Or maybe I should fall back on simplicity? Is that so witty? Is it possible that despite age and worldliness I might still be kind of pretty?
What does it say about this world That my gut reaction is to suspect And reject An unexpected kindness hurled?
Despite the bigger picture’s fate It’s endless fun to just - create. No matter if it’s prose or code Or the world about you ready to explode To make your production from not a thing emerge Can only make one’s spirits surge.
Remember the childish wonders set free In giving into your every curiosity. And the passion that not a soul can fake About the things you did proudly make!
I think I like writing code as a result of liking writing in general. There is so much possibility in both.