My Treasure

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My Treasure

My treasure is the smile on my face.

The lessons of my mistakes  and the nature of my emotions that blow all which way breaking me like a branch in the wind, or sometimes squeezing  me so tight that all I could do is shed tears of joy.

I mentioned in my previous entry NOT MY FINEST HOUR that the day I turned away from my self was the day I lost my self in the fog. Right after I posted the entry, I came upon a paragraph in this novel by Cynthia Bond. I am taking this time, to praise her “trudging hope”, and thank her for continuing with it, and giving us her tour de force, Ruby. Ruby has the strength of a woman, the bright light of wisdom, and the sweet song of her words soar up high into the sky like a bird in flight.

An excerpt from Ruby. A mother to her child. “But if you can’t, if you done give your treasure away, if you find it hard to make your way in the dark of your own soul, if you forget who you really are, know that it comes back to you when the lie they give you die. That lie don’t die easy, and sometimes it take you with it. But for all that, your bounty yet waits for you to claim it.”

I urge you to read this book, and if you can’t, then look within yourself, cause there is a story and a treasure there.

I’ll be honest, I’ve dug my treasure so deep inside my ocean of memories that it is going to take me a while to reach in to get a hold of it, but I sleep well knowing it is safe, because I am going to protect it, and I am going to fight until I am blue in the face to keep it.

“Remember and it will yet shine. Shine brighter when you let love touch you. Shine brighter when you love yourself. Shine on into heaven when you leave this old world.”Ruby by Cynthia Bond

What is your treasure?

About Susan Forrest, co-founder Los Angeles, County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force, chair Los Angeles, County HIV Mental Health Task Force, secretary
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