life, love,art. heart failure and assorted ramblings

life, love,art. heart failure and assorted ramblings

Don't Talk Like That...

I write to find out what my heart thinks....
I write to expose and work through the ugly parts of this disease, open heart surgery that was less than successful and more recently an S-ICD (internal cardiac defibrillator) implanted in my chest that will hopefully restore my heart beat in case of sudden cardiac death. I am here to celebrate my life, to uncover my fears, to hold on to love, to learn how to live a full life with heart failure, to honor my creativity, and to explore all of my emotions out loud ...before anyone can say
"Don't talk like that!"


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Monday, June 29, 2015

No Religion, Only Love...


I accepted Christianity as a child and as a young adult not out of belief or faith, but out of expectation.  It was what was expected of me.  Over the years there has been a litany of bad experiences and for me, Christianity became my official “you are not good enough” authority. I quietly released all of the negative damaging feelings it created and for years have lived my life doing the best I can, to love and do no harm to anyone.  It has been just that simple.  I never questioned, condemned or belittled those that have their faith and receive comfort from their religion.  So, I was completely hurt and surprised when my affirmation of love for the US Supreme court ruling allowing legal rights of gay marriage in all 50 states was met on line by vile hateful words full of judgement from a friend that was a pastor. I have sent him love wished him well, and removed him from my friend list. 
No more Jesus, God, Heaven, Hell, Satan or Bible...... only love.
"Imagine"  John Lennon

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