On Things That Make Us Feel Too Much

I’ve avoided coming here this week,

because isn’t that the way we are with truth.

A little pierced.

A little less intrigued.

At a loss for how to prepare.

At the mercy of how we haven’t been prepared.

Struck by our own ambivalence.

Aimlessly brought along,

usually not by our own will.

I’ve learned that my feeling of avoidance is a response to moving too far too fast.

Of being led somewhere,

or away from somewhere,

or alongside someone,

who is no longer good for me.

I’ve witnessed that connection without truth is coping.

I’ve learned that truth strips us with the sheer force of how it makes us feel.

With the sheer presence of how we feel,

leading us to what we had avoided.

Leading us to do what,

we never really know.

Leading us to be here though,

initially at least.

--

--

Writer. Thinker. Facilitator. Advocate. Invested in accountability for power based violence, creative initiatives, and meaningful, nuanced dialoguing.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Amanda Lindamood

Writer. Thinker. Facilitator. Advocate. Invested in accountability for power based violence, creative initiatives, and meaningful, nuanced dialoguing.