Journal Entry # $@&/$% ¥£♥♥ – Dash 2

Lately I’ve been reading my journals and reflecting on different stages of “the single life,” and now, a budding romantic partnership. It’s always interesting to see how processes unfold – even when I’m in the mix.

Riding the train last night, I skimmed through and picked out some “found language.”


“…signs of the part of me that was breaking down…” –bell hooks

“Return to the place where you remember your self and your being.” –bell hooks

“I can really only represent myself.” –Laverne Cox

“It’s not an either or world.” –bell hooks

“Give yourself permission to have an expansive imagination to do different things.” –bell hooks

“Make a decision. How far do you wanna go with something?” –bell hooks

“I hadn’t been able to bring myself, during the ride back – during our trip from the airport to the hospital – to tell my father that she was already dead.” –Me

“I think my love and lust for the black man pre-dates my existence on this planet.” –Me

“Meeting him means deconstructing and rebuilding.” –Me

“I wanna feel your breathing and your heart beating.” —LB

Chime in! Have you read or heard any words or phrases from others (“found language”) that have stuck with you? Any notes from your journals? How about things people have said to you in the past that you’ve replayed in your mind over and over? Do share.

Does any of my found language resonate with you?

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13 replies

  1. The wounds of the past only hurt because our thoughts keep them alive…

    Shakiyla, I don’t know if it’s occurred to you, but since you’ve fallen in love, your outlook has changed. It’s not one specific post, but a general feel to your blog. It’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it? Congratulations and I look forward to your future posts.



  2. The V-Pub nailed it. LOL. Your outlook, your insight, your perspective … hell, even the way you write and the words you choose to express your thoughts has deepened and expanded. If I wasn’t hooked before, I would be now. LOLOLOL

    Yeah, I have to completely agree with ‘V’. I look forward to seeing those tweets highlighting these entries. ADDICTING, to say the least.

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  3. Work smarter, not harder…these hoes ain’t loyal haha…

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