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Daily writing prompt
If you could host a dinner and anyone you invite was sure to come, who would you invite?

As I began participating in this writing prompt, I had an idea of what my response would be. I tend to stray in my thoughts when I free write, as you will see.

Upon first glance through a trauma lens, I wanted to respond to this prompt by painting a scene:

“Come on in, the tea is hot

and I’ve got

a lot to say.”

And yes, the dinner would be an angry one (the food would probably taste horrible, too)!

close up shot of a person holding a mug of hot tea
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But explosive scenes are no longer my pattern,

I’m learning that turning the other cheek

doesn’t result in a slap to the face –

a slap to the ego, maybe.

I am learning more about the concept of forgiveness.

I said it before and I will say it again that after years of chaos what is required is a deep look within.

The significance of sharing a meal and breaking bread with others, sharing your space, and yourself with others… was far fetched to me until I became an adult. Until very recently, as I am in my 30’s.

Stay with me. This gets a little deep. But I will keep it short and sweet.

picnic table tree outdoors
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A series of conversations with my younger self, as I depicted her dancing in a field of flowers. That’s where she went

when certain events

took place.

green grass lawn
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I need to see her again and I realize that this may not be so possible.

Or logical.

To some.

I’ll make her this meal that will soothe her soul,

bringing flavors of warmth and love

she will leave with a nourished stomach and spirit.

Space. Open space.

A. Safe. Place.

Why do you keep running in circles?

“What are you afraid of?”

Thank you for reading.

Jusjess Poetry – Writing My Way Into My Destiny

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