Why The Beginning Is So Good (Spoken Word)

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And we’re baaaaaack with a new #SpokenWordSaturday


I know beginnings better than anything,
I imagine myself running barefoot through fields of open possibility,
When the sky has that orange hue,
It could be ending,
or starting.
Apollo delivering the sun,
Wondering if his feet ever get tired,
Because so often mine do,
or decide to just turn around.
My shoes have holes and my toes are cramped.
I have yet to finish a marathon.
I don’t smoke,
but I get high on first touches and glances,
Overanalyzing text messages,
I know I’m kinda getting too old for this shit,
the school girl giggling
We paused,
came so close to almost kissing,
but then I ran.
Because remember
my feet put on the breaks,
Don’t know why,
I reverse when things seem like they could be progressing.
And now I’m retelling the story to my friend.
She says I am a…

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A mother’s crusade to amend the RAVE Act & how you can help make festivals safer

#amendtheraveact

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Join The Festival Lawyer, Showbams and a new coalition called Amend The Rave Act (ATRA) to make Festivals safer for everyone.

The “RAVE” Act stands for the “Reducing Americans’ Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act”. It’s a federal law that might win the title for “most misnamed law ever” since instead of reducing young people’s vulnerability to the drug it has greatly increased ecstasy’s danger at festivals and raves.

Through a series of unintended consequences, the RAVE Act has made festivals much more dangerous places than they need to be. This year alone, two people died and about 20 were hospitalized at the Mad Decent Block Party in August in Maryland. There were also drug-related deaths at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and at LA’s Hard Summer festival.

Additional safety measures relating to drug use (also known as “harm reduction measures”) could be taken at a lot of music festivals and…

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COURAGE

Definition-
: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

Love

There’s no real time or way that love should be expressed. Love should be expressed once it’s felt. Yeah it may be scary to let your feelings out, or think wow I’m the first one that’s gonna say it. But once you say it one of two things will happen: the other person will agree or the other person will ask to take things slow and unconsciously realize that they are starting to feel the same.

Being in a relationship means being able to express how you feel to the other person. Being able to communicate feelings, be open and share those thoughts.

Do not fear. Open up. Open your heart center.