Randomly selecting entries from Trials and Tribulations of a Healing Heart and Everything But a Smile and reciting them is a personal goal for 2024. This is the first entry. I randomly select an entry from a table of contents from either book and break it down in podcast format. Because these entries are very personal and from books that are for sale, the entries will be exclusive to paid subscribers. I’ve had this Substack for almost two years and hadn’t fully developed the Paid subscriber program because I didn’t have the direction to do so. Well, here we are - paid subscribers received an audio file that includes me reciting an entry and explaining what was going through my head at the time and how I feel about the entry now since I have grown, healed, and evolved from the moment in question.
My creative process is usually instant. The creativity hits me hard and I have to go with it. I have to release what is inside or it will haunt me until it’s out - this goes for visual and written art. So most of my poems come from what feels like an instinct. This is why Trials and Tribulations of a Healing Heart is organized by dates, even times because I wanted to make the writing sequence visible.
This week’s entry is a personal quote that lingered in my mind until I released it into my writing program. It was written on October 26th, 2017, and has an explanation that is based on an epiphany based on a relationship.