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It’s all y’all’s fault!

(chuckling…)

I heard this phrase at work on Friday, and it struck me, how incredibly, deeply, indelibly Southern it is…

From the accent, to the habit of blaming, to the clumping of anyone that’s not “yer folk” into a vast glob of otherness. The lilting sing-song that wafts on the breeze, a veiled curse…

Thank goodness it was said jokingly in this instance…

Still, we speak what we know… And since I still live here and experience such things, I feel compelled to own the part of myself that sometimes wants to join in with the battle cry: it’s all y’all’s fault!!!

Spank me. Let’s get on with it, team… I’m really trying to move beyond “all y’all’s fault”…

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About two weeks ago I finally got so freaking fed up with allowing myself to be drawn, sucked, entranced, manipulated into feeling… something… yuck, heavy, slow, bleak… that I charged myself with the experiment of practicing what I preach describe: to watch the mind and attend to its direction. I chose to tend it towards light and positive, without forcing…

Happy to report: it seems to be working… again.

Wishing you all a delightful weekend full of pleasant surprises!

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