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Leave Your Soul


I know this is true because I am suddenly very tired. A wave of fatigue that is undeniable and almost unbearable crashes over me whenever I touch onto the truth with my words.The weight that settles into my chest dares me to go forward, to push through and into the deepest and sometimes darkest part of emotion.

I wrote this quote out after meeting a person who, well, didn’t think like me about the value of people with different abilities or disabilities and, as always, I was surprised.

I share it again today as a reminder to myself and also as a confession as to why this “writer’s life” is beautiful, hard and important, all at once. 

Photo Credit to Kelly Roberts words are my own.

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5 Responses to “Leave Your Soul”

  1. Kelly says:

    Soul, right.
    That might explain a few things.
    My soul’s MIA at the moment.
    I choose to believe it’s off on a beach somewhere sipping a drink with an umbrella and will return soon.

  2. Robyn R says:

    Does this mean the manuscript is finished?

    Or is this a generalized ‘deep thought’ metaphor?

    • Mardra says:

      Manuscript in on the metaphorical shelf, while I work on book 2.
      ANd this is a general Deep Thought.
      I needed a good one for my Goodreads page. So, here you go.

  3. BTLong et al says:

    Grab the guys and come to Denver to be innoculated from encounters with those “different-thinkers.” Saturday, October the 24th would be a good date. It will do you good. Promise.