There are


unwashed moments of


like silk wars

beneath unspoken seige

words hard to cleave

shape the ancestor

filling hallway with

limit and possibility

as day turns golden outside

we remain in shade

26 thoughts on “Shade

  1. ” limit and possibility….and remain in the shade”! So true and wonderfully expressed. So often we limit ourselves with our own negative messages while discounting those who might actually want to lift us up to a higher level. Thank you for sharing your gifts!

  2. We are always most comfortable in the shade, out of the spotlight that burns away all pretense of freedom.
    Beautiful my friend, beautiful.

  3. Your words resonate with me… that we should be feeling some kind of happiness because of the beauty and light we see out there – but somehow it only makes us feel sadder. Maybe I’m reading this wrong but that’s what it made me think of. Sometimes we know why we feel such sadness but other times it’s just there. Inexplicably. Thinking of you, Candice. As always, on whatever subject you write, this is beautiful. 💕

  4. The moments of being outside and knowing this feeling too well. It really is difficult to fight off negativity while the positive side of things is the light and the weapon of love that sees things through. Love it sis…beautifully as always. 🙂

  5. Hi Candice
    I’ve had you on my mind, sometimes your words enter and bring a memories or trauma to the front. You are very special, I’ve felt a connection since reading your first post. I know your new book its flying off the shelf. You work is extensive. I took the time to look the other day, have to admit being a Texan I loved the Travel post on Texas. Austin is a bright gem in Texas. The best I can explain is the awesome to die for Halloween party in the streets. There is not skin color, no this group or that group, no gay/lesbian haters, it’s a place people come together on a few blocks. Within the small area is something for everyone. I rarely hear of any trouble about the area. My dream yet realized is sitting under the Congress Bridge and watching millions of Bats come out every night. Austin offers something for everyone but the Bats are one of the biggest draws.
    I’ve been down, wanted you to know I’m reading and will be back up soon.

  6. I hope you are okay my friend I know what it feels like to be down and how you feel like you are never going to get back up but your energy and your heart means you will keep getting back up and I for one am appreciative of your existence and the work you do to helping others toward the light.

  7. Thank you Merril it is good to see you here, I have not been online for ages, (I had some work scheduled) because I have been quite ill and it has been great to see your face again on this page xo

  8. You’re to kind, thank you so much. Lyme is pulling be backwards some days and it’s dragging me down. Tomorrow is a new day and I have to remind myself. I’m having a larger impact on Twitter and it’s very humbling. Two months ago I started following approx 40 charities and charitable organizations which fit my passion. I have over 1,150 followers. I’ve been asked to write for a men’s mental health organization. It’s so rewarding.
    You’re so talented, I looked at the books, blogs and reviews of yours, how do you handle feel stagnate? Advocacy work is only interesting to the few not the masses. I’m not overly number oriented but when serious the hits are so low. I blog about my trauma, Lyme or BS the numbers go up. I have time making sense at times.
    Thanks for letting me rattle on.
    Have a awesome Sunday.

  9. Oh, so sorry to hear you’ve been ill. I hope you’re feeling better now, Candice.
    I’ve been very busy working on the book and other work, so I’ve not been able to keep up with everyone’s posts recently.

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