Feeling Less Than Inspiring Today

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

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13 Responses

  1. Gene'O says:

    A word if advice, if I may be so bold.

    The responding to the award nominations is not a big deal. Mostly people write those because they need a quick post or because the are so flattered they cannot turn them down. No one who nominates you for an award is worried about when you pass it on.

    I hope your night off does you good 🙂 I found you through the Thousand Voices group, just so you know.

  2. lrconsiderer says:

    Ahhh I hope the night off did you good. The poem is lovely and really great for setting the mood for #1000Speak. Thank you for sharing the group 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Lizzie. I’m still battling a little left-over blueness, but the sun is out for the first time in weeks and there are blue skies overhead, that makes it a little better. I am going to try and get a run in today since exercise helps with low feelings. Plus, I have to begin getting ready for my runs. 🙂
      I loved the last verse in that poem and thought it was very fitting to our cause. And it reminded me of this book I read by Thomas Kinkade and Robert Goodwin titled Points of Light based on President George Bush’s phrase “a thousand points of light”. He was speaking about volunteering, but that phrase seems to apply to more than just that. It’s like when you and I were talking on Twitter about being shiny gold stars. We are, all of us, and we are all points of light that shine in the dark. Some lights go out, and some shine so bright, but all of us together make the dark less frightening. We all have the ability to help each other if we can only remember that we must move past the self to know what real love is. And that is compassion, too. Thank you so much for including me. I feel a part of something big and am proud to hold my head up and know that, even if all I am doing is writing about it, it is still a big thing we are doing. One light to a thousand lights. We Shine.

      • lrconsiderer says:

        You are an important (shiny gold) part of this. We need your voice and your thoughts and your compassion. You matter 🙂

        Meantime I’m a *little* mad at you for reminding me that exercise helps combat low feelings when all I want to do is go to bed and not get up for a very long time…

        • Jessica says:

          You can be mad at me all you want. I’m pretty good at taking responsibility for everything. LOL.
          Besides, I just took a walk around my neighborhood in the sunshine. The sky is clear and fresh (ish) if somewhat nippy (for Texas). So, at least it’s a beautiful day and I am extremely happy about that!

        • Jessica says:

          Also, I slept in way past what I should have…so I completely understand about that. And now I have to run around like mad and get things done before my library meeting tonight. 😉

          • lrconsiderer says:

            You get everything done? I went to bed. I feel terrible.

            • Jessica says:

              No. I got the kitchen floor mopped and some laundry in to wash and dishes in the dishwasher. LOL.
              Hope you feel better. The walk did me some good though it took a bit before the sun went to work and the endorphins kicked in. Still have a headache but that won’t go away for a few days (Mother Nature’s phone call to let me know she’ll be visiting soon. 😉 )

              • lrconsiderer says:

                Well done you. I did nothing. I didn’t box. I didn’t plank. I haven’t written or done anything productive. I’ve been a bitch to Husby and a grouch to people who’ve tried to be nice. I feel sick of myself and pointless.

                This has snuck up on me and I just feel swamped by it…and stupid for BEING swamped by it.

  3. Yvonne says:

    I totally agree with you that self-compassion is as important as compassion for others – and that it can be hard to do. Great that you gave yourself some, and hope today goes well for you.
    Thank you for joining and promoting 1000 Voices For Compassion.

    Those are lovely sentiments in the poem, and beautifully done too.

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you, Yvonne, for beginning this snowball. I love being a part of it and seeing it from the beginning vanguard is an awesome experience. You are the shiniest gold star of us all! 🙂

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