Run through your days so the pain doesn’t have a chance to settle.
Speed your feet along the wi-fied paths; give into the fascination of distraction.
Close the windows to the rain, the wind, the sounds of life. Put away the porch furniture and build the fences around your home, your heart.
Close your eyes to the wild, guard your heart against reality, numb yourself to the pain.
And when the last flap is tucked in, when the box you are in is firmly sealed and ready to be shelved – when the monotony and disillusionment have settled in,
when the brown walls threaten to suffocate,
Kick at the darkness.
Beat it back with a stick – with a walking stick, a camera lens, a steering wheel.
Go out into the wild, venture onto the map known as ‘no coverage’ and breathe deep.
Take in the air. From the mountains, the oceans, even the swamps.
Climb the hills, taste the salt, see the wildfire scars.
When despair for the world grows in you, grab onto it and shake the goodness from its core.
Shake and sift and seek the richness in the dust heaps.
Find the light and dazzle us with it.
Walking Brave – a zine for when shame gets in the way – Issue 1 ships Oct 10th!
Day 1 – Go Out Into the Wild
Day 2 – Links To the Wilderness
Day 3 – The Freedom of My Mind
Day 4 – Songs for Saturday
Day 5 – Self-Care Sunday
Day 6 – #Ferguson
Day 7 – Links for Anti-Racism Work
Day 8 – The Way the World Works
Day 9 – Introducing Structural Racism to Kids
Day 10 – It Is Worth It
Day 11 – Songs for Saturday
Day 12 – Self-Care Sunday
Day 13 – Owning Our Brokenness – Silver Linings Playbook
Day 14 – Beginning Mindfulness
Day 15 – Links for Mindfulness
Day 16 – World Food Day
Day 17 – Because They Are Hard
Day 18 – Songs for Saturday
Day 19 – Self-Care Sunday
Day 20 – Christians Who Are Afraid
Day 21 – Harry Potter
Day 22 – Dancing On Fear
Day 23 – Fight the Darkness
Day 24 – Illusion
Day 25 – Songs for Saturday
Day 26 – Self-Care Sunday
Day 27 – Flinching At Life