#blogElul 2017 – Day 17: Awaken

Last night I was too tired to contemplate  blogelul+2017

no energy even for a short spate of

a brief burst of energy required for

though I have dreamt of waking with

able to articulate avenues of action to


Reckoning with rage means1468_1_1 tearing down the castle

destroying its protective moat and portending

PTSD hovering overhead and flashbacks


amygdala moving into overdrive to avert

while deafening demons demonstrate

GettyImages11-58b5b9413df78cdcd8b4cb79Rage has been my protection from the

a mountaineering partner to avoid the

the most loyal bulwark against certain


My gratitude for rage’s escutcheon is

I am ready to awaken to new hopes for


Once again, I’m participating in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. In past years, I’ve found it helpful as I ponder and reflect in the month before the High Holidays – Yamim Noraim. Check out some of the amazing themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read prior years’ #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Maynard, MA, with my wife and and our two moose-cats, Samson and Hercules. My daughter used to live with me part-time, but she's all grown up now and in her junior year of college, which I can't quite fathom, since she was born about five minutes ago...
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