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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Peace-Out 2011: Personal Reflections In a Nutshell. . .

As I reflect upon the personal revelations and the ravages of 2011
I am glad I can say with some degree of satisfaction that:

Everything's fine.

Hired a small team of lawyers. Didn’t get my rightful justice, but at least I walked away with some peace of mind… and

Everything’s fine.

Completed a novel. It’s probably my best work to date, yet couldn’t find a decent literary agent to rep me, so, since I am no longer trusting of those within the publishing industry, I will be doing the entrepreneur thing… And guess what?

Everything’s fine.

Quit smoking. Felt sick every day from Early January thru mid-May, before I finally went to a hospital and was promptly diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Was given a pacemaker and a Second Chance at Life, and now…

Everything’s fine.

I’ve looked at life from all sides, and realized that petty stresses amount to nothing more than nonsense, the petty people don’t mean shit, and the Real Deal ones are truly worth the investment. And…

Everything’s fine.

Love has smiled broadly in my direction... turned its back, walked away, appeared, reappeared, disappeared, gotten shy, showed its ass, and finally revealed its true face… and now...

Everything’s fine.

Yes, as I reflect upon the personal revelations and the ravages of 2011...
I am Blessed to say, with some degree of satisfaction, that:

Everything's fine.


Snatch JOY, y'all!



Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

You know what I think?....

You are truly worth the investment...

and I hope that 2012 a good 1 2 4 U

J said...

"I've looked at life from all sides, and realized that petty stresses amount to nothing more than nonsense, the petty people don’t mean shit, and the Real Deal ones are truly worth the investment."

This is the triple truth Ruth.

This is a continuation of your Yoda-like trend of articulating the planets in my internal universe.

Cheers to you Brotha Pen! May you receive all the love that you can stand.


Lovebabz said...

...drinks on me in 2012. I am due for a NYC haunting. Let me know what works for you! I'll come we'll hang, drink, hang some more. Invite other blogging souls and it will be a party!

Seriously, you are blessed and talented and yes everything is fine!

Joni Mitchell sang it best....

Both Sides Now.

Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere, i've looked at cloud that way.
But now they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone.
So many things i would have done but clouds got in my way.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions i recall.
I really don't know clouds at all.

Moons and junes and ferris wheels, the dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real; i've looked at love that way.
But now it's just another show. you leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know, don't give yourself away.

I've looked at love from both sides now,
From give and take, and still somehow
It's love's illusions i recall.
I really don't know love at all.

Tears and fears and feeling proud to say "i love you" right out loud,
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds, i've looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange, they shake their heads, they say
I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day.

I've looked at life from both sides now,
From win and lose, and still somehow
It's life's illusions i recall.
I really don't know life at all.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Lin, it was a heck of a year for you. I'm happy you decided to take care of yourself.

And these days you don't need a publisher! You can self publish either in print or electronically.

I hope you have a wonderful 2012, Lin! You deserve it.

WynnSong said...

As I've said before, wishing you Incredible Wonders and Possibilities in 2012.....and God Bless Us Everyone........

Lots of Love My Friend....

Reggie said...

Sounds like everything is fine with you my brother.

Mizrepresent said...

I thought i had posted to this already and i am so sorry that this is late, but i'm so happy for you! Of course you are FINE, my brother, you were FINE before and you will be FINE in the after. Everything you have said here speaks to all of us who are struggling, have struggled and will struggle some more. The fact is...we will be FINE! I so enjoy you and your writings. I love your spirit and how you share, believe me...your struggles have helped me as well. Keep up the good work that you do my brother...your pen cannot be denied. With much luv!


Felicia Pitre said...

I'm feeling that...everything's fine! =)

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Wishing and hoping nothing but the best for you,after reading your post this morning,my complaining department is closed forever!

stephanie said...

this year has been trying for me as well. i'm glad to see you on the other side.

Anna Renee said...

Here we are in 2012! I know everthing is fine for you my brother because you make it fine! And everything is fine for me too.

Delete all that you consider nonsense and all will continue to be fine! Blessings Eastside!