Mulligan

Means a “do-over” in sports and, in life as well. This is my mulligan week. Last week was a mess for all the wrong reasons. I have some family stuff going on and there is a part of me that got deeply resentful that on top of dealing with this, I had to deal with a pattern of behavior from other people, who – while they really have nothing to do with my life – can push some of my largest buttons.

So you back up, circle the wagons a bit and let the dust settle and try again, although this time, making some different choices and making sure some doors don’t open.

Fear can sometimes be a very subtle and deceptive thing. If you asked me last week how fearful I was about a certain family members health and procedure that is happening today I would have laughed it off.

Now, its 6am on Monday and I am sitting in a cafe waiting for everyone else to arrive so we can help each other get through the day. Who knows how all will go?

But one thing I have learned this week is that the strongest people in my life, are the ones who have lives offline. In the past few months my own has grown as well. Its funny how that has begun to deepen our relationships.

Imagine that.

I’ll rant about Eisenhower tomorrow.

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About cassandratribe

"There are few artists that can do what Cassandra Tribe does. Whether with her poetry, her videos or her blog, Cassandra examines the truths that most of us can never come close to realizing and shows it for what it is, both beautiful and frightening at the same time. She exposes our inner-most workings like the cross-section of a powerful but flawed machine, our gears and springs, nuts and bolts removed and laid out before us. She is a true artist. Her new video, Requiem for a God, is the latest example of Cassandra's willingness to tear open and examine the very things that make us human. Shooting the film entirely by herself, she also eliminates all the little excuses we come up with to keep us from ourselves and our truth. You see, even when she's not trying to be, Cassandra Tribe is a beacon of truth and humanity in this darkest of worlds." (Michael E. Quigg, The Culture Network, June 2009)
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