In my fast-paced over-thinking life prior to FBC, I never had the time or the patience to appreciate and enjoy poetry. However, the Silver Lining is that poetry…beautiful, soul-searching, enchanting, eye-popping, inspirational poetry began coming into my life from the time of my diagnosis and keeps on showing up (Silver Lining).
The truth of the matter is that I was quite scarred by a gnarly high school teacher who gave me a scathing grade on a report that I did on a poem. I remember the incident so vividly, in part because I was not used to (or accepting of!) subpar grades. Additionally, her comments were so vehement that my ego received a nasty one-two punch. I remember at the time wondering, “How do YOU know what the (deceased) poet meant?” However, in high school, I was the “good Catholic girl” who never dared question authority and was always expected to wear a smile. As a consequence, I subsequently gave the answer that the teacher wanted to get the grade that I wanted. Ohhhh, how Sweetly Six’s life will (hopefully!) differ.
From the time of my diagnosis, poetry has ignited a beautiful fire in my life. It is helping me change the way I see myself and the world around me, which is the ultimate Silver Lining. I hope that you enjoy this new series!