BRING ON THE BOOKS! by Carolyn Glackin A world without books?! Mon amie! Sacré bleu! What a terrible thought! May it never come true! Not one book to hold, nor one page to turn No collection of writings from which we could learn No trips to the bookstore, nor to the library Oh perish the thought, for it's much, much too dreary! Call me old fashioned, I won't mind if you do But books are my preference, whether old or brand new There's a quaintness about them I just can't overlook And you'll never get that From a digital book Their endearing and comforting, and fondly familiar And to tell it quite clear, all this tech stuff's peculiar! So a book's what I'll choose, to have and to hold From this day forth, 'til I grow very old Convenience is nice, and much of it's free But regardless of that, I choose the real thing for me! I can bring a warm blanket, hide away in some nook With hot coffee, a cat (or two), and me with my book! Copyright Carolyn Glackin 3/21/2021
"And when I'm gone Just carry on, don't mourn Rejoice, every time you hear the sound of my voice Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling And I didn't feel a thing So baby don't feel no pain Just smile back"
Note: If you're a serious nihilist (skeptic, cynic), I believe it's different. That could be counted as a choice, but I don't really see the point in believing nothing because even then you're strongly believing in the idea that nothing is to be believed.
The following is a piece I penned back in December of 2016. I like to repost it now and then to promote the positive self-love, self-worth, and self-acceptance themes. Thank you for reading!
SOMEONE by Carolyn Glackin Some day, someone's gonna come along and realize how AMAZING you are! That's right, and one of these days, someone's gonna look you over from head to toe, from top to bottom, and from left to right; and that someone is gonna realize that every single part of you is FLAWLESS! Some day SOON, someone's gonna take a look inside that head of yours and figure out that ALL of your thoughts are valid and meaningful and important! And then, someone's gonna get acquainted with that heart and soul of yours and realize how damn LOVABLE it all is and that the ground you walk upon and the space you dwell in is HOLY and SACRED! Then finally, someone's gonna figure out that this whole time, right from the very beginning, you've been nothing but amazing and beautiful, awesome and intelligent, kind and creative, fabulous and fantastic, wild and wonderful, and precious and divine and so incredibly LOVED!! And you know what? I really hope that SOMEONE is YOU. You've got to be YOUR own SOMEONE first! Copyright Carolyn Glackin 12/10/2016
Image Credit: "Girl at the Mirror," by Norman Rockwell.