We know you’re excited to hear about the “festie” circuit queen’s new pod project, but first, let’s read Poet Laureate Shantitown’s latest free verse offering – it’s all about her!
I am consistently amazed by the capacity of my heart. For so long, I felt nothing but pain and anger and confusion.
I thought it was normal. And, it was.
Until it wasn’t.
Until I saw a different way.
Until I woke up and discovered that my heart is so tender. And the pain, anger and confusion was protecting her.
Keeping people and everything I wanted just far enough away to not really get in. So that when they let me down, I could continue to live.
Because I was sure I wouldn’t. If I really felt it all, I would die. Guaranteed.
Or so I thought.
The mind is a tricky one. Sure it has all the answers. So good at keeping me “safe.”
But really the only true safety I’ve found is in allowing my heart to break again and again.
Stretching her capacity.
Now she is huge, this heart of mine.
Broken open, she can hold it all.
I feel, I feel, I feel.
No more need for the protection, the resistance or the shield.
Tender and strong. Raw and real. Light and dark.
I love and welcome it all.
Who isn’t just a little emotional after confronting Ali’s huge heart? The woos are beside themselves!
I’m so overcome, I nearly forgot about that podcast! Ali and Jules Schroeder (pictured below), a self-proclaimed music rockstar hailing from Boulder and looking all of 14 years old, will be launching “Unconventional Life: Lessons From the Road Less Traveled.” The old raunch would like to know who you would love for them to interview, so feel free to send her some suggestions. Craig Filek? Rain? Rainbow? BOOK?
Bottom Picture: Michael “Fozzie” Jacobs, looking more delicious than ever since he and SK3B consciously uncoupled! Who’s the lucky stiff currently filling her clam dungeon?