1. the good news

Some days are hits, and some days are misses, and today was a little bit of both.

Some hits are the crack of a baseball against a bat, and some hits are a slap a universe gives your face, to see if you’re still alive.

The good news is, I’m still alive.

Sometimes a miss is the whoosh of air an opportunity breathes as it slips by you, and sometimes a miss is a heart-filling that pangs a beat to your bones and writes the morse code of the story of everything you’ve ever loved.

The good news is, I have spent all my life in love.

I am riddled with code; bones so pressed with story, I walk like a keyboard sings. My jaw is kiss-lifted, my cheekbones, in perpetual auntie-pinch. I blink like ocarina whistle.

“Que hermosa,” Mamasaur says, when she looks at me, no matter what type of day I’m having. This story, this two-word story, is written in my skull, making me an instrument of its own making.

Today was a little bit of a hit. As the slap came down, as the cool fingers of the universe cracked against my face, my heart-fillings pushed back with the vibrations of my every love.

I am buffered in chord, shrouded in song.

I am never out of tune.


Today is Day 1 of NanoPoblano and tomorrow is the last day to join our merry band of Peppers. (If you’re a Pepper, feel free to leave a comment with a link to your day’s post.)

NanoPoblano is the World’s Least-Official November Blog Challenge. Follow along for 30 days of posting. Click the Pepper below to meet some new friends!

18 thoughts on “1. the good news

  1. As Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes fame) says, “When life gives you a lemon, wing it right back and add some lemons of your own.”

    Hopefully things will turn around soon.


  2. That darn universe and its slaps in the face. (But also I love the universe and being reminded I’m alive 🤷🏼‍♀️) Glad there’s some good news 🦖🌶❤️ Happy Cheer Peppering!


  3. Yesterday I committed myself to celebrating with Ka this November and now I’m seeing your post and to add some pepper into my November mix sounds spicy❤️🎶💃🌈 So I’d love to join you this month and get to know you better❤️ A beautiful first post and I look forward to reading and meeting new friends here, Thankyou so much, much love🥰🌈
    Barbara at me, my magnificent self💃🌈

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  4. What an exquisitely written post!
    Sorry not to participate this time, but after the year I’ve had, just too exhausted to commit, plus what little energy I have has been going to get out the vote activities… Am enjoying reading posts so far though!

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