Confessions Of An Abruptly Tamed Gypsy

I’m a survivor, a dreamer, a hot mess, a poet, a patient, a poster child, a big sister, a dancer, a laugher, a victim, a champion, and a great believer in the need for sanctuary of the spirit. Also the strangely sane embodiment of Murphy’s Law. When anything can go wrong, it will.

At least it does so in the spectacular, full-throttled mayhem-infused extravaganza kind of way that’sΒ ripped straight out of the headlines or Hollywood studio heads. You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you half the things that have happened to me.

I guess I’m destined to be different, and there’s no afternoon special or instruction manual on how to survive the unique challenges of my life.

But I guess there isn’t for you either. And I think that’s why I write, really.

Because sometimes humanity is just a bunch of cavemen with fancy tools stumbling around, wrestling for power and being simultaneously afraid of and intrigued by change.

We’re chaotic, unyielding, and unfairly fascinating. If I can capture any of that, even just a moment or a small truth, then maybe we’ll be one step closer to unraveling the fickle, heartbreaking, unrelenting glory that is life.

Happy Nicole


22 thoughts on “About

  1. While I haven’t felt “Lost” since I moved to France, I am loving the journey. There is intrigue and excitement in not knowing what lies ahead.

    I believe your “About” is the best I have read in two and a half years of blogging.
    Thank you for choosing to follow one of my blogs. I hope you continue to enjoy the posts.

    Like you, my journey has been a bit of a roller coaster. If you are interested, there are a number of insights in a variety of poems in my other’s blogs archives. http://poetryphotosandmusingsohmy.wordpress.com

    Now I am off to see what else you have posted.

    • Thank you so much leamuse, it feels already like you’re a kindred spirit! I agree that the beauty lies in our journey, and the more we share our experiences (as you so wonderfully do on your blogs) the more we can learn from each other. All the best-

      • How kind you are! I look forward to reading more of your work. I found myself saying YES to what I have read there so far. Bisous et calins, LΓ©a

  2. Thanks for the invite to read About You . . . I sense a ‘kindred spirit’: someone who has to live one day at a time and love it because there are no guarantees we will get more . . . A gypsy? Yes, I have several ‘gypsy’ friends with whom I go gambling, carousing, and have otherwise out-of-bound adventures of the imagination . . . Thanks for the ‘follow’: hope you find some kindred thoughts in my verses . . .
    Blessings . . .

    • Hi Tokoni,
      Thanks for the invite, it’s very nice to meet you as well! I’d absolutely love to read more of your blog, I’ve come across your writing before and have always thoroughly enjoyed it!

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