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HIDE YO CRAZY! …. Something’s Been Said Intro

“Something’s been said,” is a quote used by members of my extended, Southern family. Although I was raised in the Midwest, I’d heard this phrase every time something suspicious happened within our clan. It means that there is something definitely wrong, unexplainable, off-putting, or weird going on with a family member, friend or associate but no one knows how to explain it or wants to expose the real issues. Details are often missing or simply don’t add up. No one could evaluate a situation with clarity or objectivity in an environment where hidden secrets and lies existed. As a child, I instinctively knew when a story didn’t make sense, and my facial expression often reflected it.

After moving south, a native North Carolinian told me that her grandmother told her to “hide yo crazy”. The statement made me laugh out loud because it reminded me of the stories we often share that provide half the facts that simply do not add up. It’s another way of saying “something’s been said“. Most people don’t internally question what they hear. Too few are willing to investigate, research or debate a topic before making a decision. There is an even smaller group who will allow room for a presumption of innocence until proof has been obtained.

In the late 70’s and early 80’s, a show called “Different Strokes” was a favorite in my household. I particularly loved the young son, played by former child actor Gary Coleman, who would question information that didn’t make sense to him…. something would have been said for sure!

In this section of Hide Yo Crazy …. Something’s Been Said, we’ll examine cultural, familial, relational, and current events, and provide a platform to examine and perhaps debate these matters in terms of appropriateness, accuracy, and relevancy. Guest writers will also participate to allow for different perspectives on subjects. I am hopeful that we will be able to unveil some of the different viewpoints and allow us to gain a better understanding of what may really be happening within our own minds as well as relationships. Come back soon …check out this video until we chat again.

Stay Ready 2023 

As we approach the end of the Gregorian calendar year, it feels very exhausting yet still hopeful. Perhaps 2023 offers the final conclusion to all types of challenges and blessings alike. What stands out for me the most is just how luck and divine grace permeates every situation I’ve experienced in 2022. The ego may want to believe one did it all alone but only a foolish, delusional or prideful person really believes this in their soul. 

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“Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck.” 

F. Scott Fitzgerald – American novelist, essayist, short story writer and agent provocateur

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All I can say is 2022 worked me from the inside and out mentally, energetically, physically and emotionally. It tested my courage, strength and character but I’m glad for all of it. I know what I’ve known to be trUe about myself, humanity and life but to be given an opportunity to prove it is quite another thing. Thank you most high for the tests and lessons. Thank you challenges – –  foe and friend equally. Everyone and everything did their job and blessed me in divine order by divine right. What am I specifically referring to you might ask? As the saying goes “what’s known doesn’t need to be explained.”

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When the math ain’t mathing ….

If You Stay Ready You Ain’t Got To Get Ready in 2023

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So here’s to 2023. If you you stay ready, you won ’t have to get ready. The experiences and training last year have prepared you for almost anything or any situation – – good, bad or ugly – – at least I tell myself. It’s now time to exhale a little as new opportunities arrive and responsibly embrace the fruits of our past labor. Many past battles have also ended with a decisive conclusion. We have all reaped what we’ve sown indeed. And I’m here for it.

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“You broke my heart and I let you succeed, but to a playa that’s an organ that you really don’t need”

Suga Free

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A humble person, and only a humble person, is capable of praise.

Yin & Yang

Photo by David Monje on Unsplash

Day and night, push and pull, light and dark.

Two opposing forces that intertwine their destinies.

Forces that compliment one another,

    complete one another,

          don’t compete for control,

              create a balanced interaction.

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Fire must be allowed to breathe,

just like any other living thing.

Heat and air makes more heat

which needs more air to create more heat

which needs more air…

A never-ending cycle of energy,

of a passionate and driven life.

If there is too little air, the fire suffocates.

If there is too much, it is snuffed out.

Just enough, just enough,

just enough to keep it going.

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Air, too, has its own cycle

which must be helped along by heat.

Whether the flame is present

or as far away as the sun,

the ground around the air is made warm,

which warms the air

which causes it to rise.

The air becomes colder the higher it goes;

the air becomes heavier the colder it gets,

causing the air to come back down towards the heat of the flame,

completing the cycle and starting again.

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Earth holds water in place

so it doesn’t flow in every single direction.

It provides water not only a home it may reside in

or a final resting place,

but it is a path and guide for the water to see new places,

    to greet new faces.

It helps to bring it to where the water is needed,

where the water may help life along.

It dictates whether the water remains stagnant,

or if it should flow elsewhere.

But of course, rain can always bring water to new earth.

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Water shapes the earth

into something truly magnificent and wonderful.

It pushes the land further and further,

making it wider and deeper,

opening it up for the world to see

with a gentle, subtle touch,

so it may not only make its home within it, but

    so we may discover what treasures lie beneath.

It breaks away at the rough, ragged edges,

creating smooth stones,

beautiful to see and touch.

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Written by Miss Nygma

Yin-yang

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It’s just the forces colliding.

Bravery and fear, depression and happiness.

Just flickering over and over.

While i watch, conflicted on which side to join. 

Yin or yang…

Both sides beautiful in twisted ways.

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The dark, sheltering my fears of outside. 

As if lulling me into a false state of calm.

The light, showing me a bright world.

Giving me a forced courage to explore.

The light, almost overpowering me, makes me flee into the dark.

It wrapping me in its warm embrace.

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I gratefully go into the embrace.

Looking out, as if getting a front view of the world.

It looks depressing, yet I feel nothing.

Why am I comfortable with this feeling?

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Stuck as a pawn in their little game,

I’m shown the world from their eyes.

One force, bright and cheerful.

The other, dark while full of sorrow.

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The light, showing happiness while masking the dread.

While the dark seeps into my mind, showing the world clearly.

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Written By JustExisting

Yin Yang

Abstract yin with

        ebony yang,

capturing my essence

as the conceptual

                    picture sang.

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I see blurs and blotches,

  black and white swatches.

Convulsing splatter,

  in this element of matter.

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Granite covered world

                  with a slight hue of grey-

seizing all the shades,

as the whiteness fades,

and the darkness makes 

        it’s way-

                     …for the etching does invade.

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Swirling colors-

hints of darkness and light.

Bringing me to be blinded

by an artisan’s sight.

      Oh, I wish I may, 

      I wish I might,

      see the balance of this

      world tonight.

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I see a world of imagination,

                a sweet lover’s creation.

Romance given a chance

                by a stranger’s initiation.

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I see the larger picture

that the universe has fabricated.

    The wonder of the salvation

        of what yin and yang 

              has created.

Written By Beautiful Scars

Yin And Yang**

Artist Seymour Tubis

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We all have demons within us.

two sides in each of us, yin and yang.

the darkness and the light, order and chaos.

the killer and the hero.

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Written by NewAgeOfAnarchy

Edge of Happiness**

macro (part 2)

As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…

Hermes Trismegistus

Hello Tribe. I’ve been MIA for a bit but it was all by choice. CHANGE of any sort often requires one to focus, go within and recalibrate. This most definitely applied to moi in 2022. Disconnecting from any form of social media was a natural course of action and quite liberating especially if you’re approaching the“Edge of Happiness” about to engage authentically in the world on you own terms.

Peering through the veil has only revealed much public unrest, conflict and even tragedy happening in our country and world. It has been absolutely mind blowing. Simply watching the news (local, national or international), listening to an entertainment show or a sporting event can trigger a gambit of emotions from disbelief, sadness, disgust to anger or outright rage. The feelings of happiness, love and joy also linger somewhere in the middle creating the preverbal yin/yang energetic dynamic. These events and stories do not necessarily support one in maintaining a healthy and balanced mental state (especially for the individuals or groups personally involved in some of the novellas) but they do shed a light on our collective life struggles.

In this blog post, I thought about discussing some of those triggering stories but instead choose to expose them using an animated platform in order to not engage in more triggering diatribes and to allow some grace and levity for those individuals going through these experiences. In reality, it could be any one us experiencing similar events. If you look closely at the broader themes imbedded, you will definitely see the connections to real life news stories. The issues being exposed are definitely 100 percent trUe and real indeed. Something is being said in this moment in time about our quality of life and humanity itself.

Perhaps we’ve sunk deeper within the abyss and exposed situations once hidden. By un·veiling these events, however, there could be a profound foreshadowing about CHANGES yet to come. It also gives us an opportunity to reassess our own worldview and behavior and/or allows one to engage or sit on the sidelines and learn from someone else’s lesson (pain or joy). This angst is a necessary first step for both growth and CHANGE as we steer hopefully towards a balanced, healthier and peaceful tomorrow. Until we create and embrace a more authentic and democratic way of simply BEING, the battles and struggles will continue at the “Edge of Happiness.” Relax and brace yourself for the ride.

PEACE not WAR must prevail.

Edge of Happiness*

micro (part  1)

As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…

Hermes Trismegistus


Hello Tribe. I’ve been MIA for a bit but it was all by choice. CHANGE of any sort often requires one to focus, go within and recalibrate. This most definitely applied to moi in 2022. Disconnecting from any form of social media was a natural course of action and quite liberating especially if you’re approaching the“Edge of Happiness” about to engage authentically in the world on you own terms.

You can do it too tribe!

Peering through the veil has only revealed much public unrest, conflict and even tragedy happening just below the surface. It has been absolutely mind blowing. Simply talking to and watching friends, family, neighbors and others can trigger a gambit of emotions from disbelief, sadness, disgust to anger or outright rage. The feelings of happiness, love and joy also linger somewhere in the middle creating the preverbal yin/yang energetic dynamic. These  community novellas do not necessarily support one in maintaining a healthy and balanced mental state (especially for the individuals or clicks personally involved) but they do shed a light on our common and collective life struggles.

What happened to us following the Golden Rule? Do unto others as you would have done to you.

In this blog post, I thought about discussing some of those triggering events but instead choose to review them using an animated platform in order to not engage in more triggering diatribes and to allow some grace and levity for those individuals going through the drama. In reality, it could be any one us experiencing similar events. We are all HUMAN BEings still trying to understand, embrace and possibly CHANGE some of own own flaws and f*ckery. So if you look closely at the broader themes imbedded, you will definitely see the connections to real life events and challenges. The issues being exposed are 100 percent trUe and real indeed. Something is being said in this moment in time about us.

Cyberstalking and bullying are illegal too. Harming someone out of envy and jealousy is not just morally wrong but sometimes legally!!!

Perhaps we’ve sunk even deeper within the abyss and exposed situations once hidden. By un·veiling these events, there could be a profound foreshadowing about CHANGES yet to come. It also gives us an opportunity to reassess our own values and behavior and/or allows one to engage or sit on the sidelines and learn from someone else’s human lesson (pain or joy). This angst is a necessary first step for both growth and CHANGE as we steer hopefully towards a balanced, healthier and peaceful tomorrow. Until we create and embrace our own personal authenticity and a more humanitarian way of simply BEING, the battles and struggles will continue at the “Edge of Happiness.” Relax and brace yourself for the ride.

Growth and CHANGE can only happen when you clearly see the trUth (un·veil) about self and others.

Ohh boy …

What was hidden will eventually be unveiled at the …

Edge of Happiness

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