Theme Reveal 2017 #AtoZChallenge
It’s time for the theme reveal of the #AtoZChallenge that looms on the horizon again like some seemingly insurmountable peak, daunting even though we have summited before. Preparations are underway, writing muscles are being strengthened, lung capacity improved, the right diet followed as the fires of creativity are stoked with the things that stoke creative fires. In my case its poetry, wine, and plenty of time to write. Whatever can be done beforehand is being done.
I’ve planned. I’ve written a few posts, I’ve done the research for a few more and here I am, ready to reveal my theme for the 2017 #AtoZChallenge.
Kalpanaawrites.com is the blog that pulled together many of the diverse strands that I like to write about. Until I concluded, a couple of years ago, that it isn’t possible to have yet another niche blog for every passion of mine. These passions, each quite unrelated to the other are the reason why you find an eclectic mix of posts spanning tales of travel, women’s issues, animals, writing itself, some poetry, stories, divorce and a few with photographs. Yes, I concede that’s quite a vast range.
My 2016 #AtoZChallenge was about lesser known places to travel to in India.
You may have noticed that Kalpanaawrites.com has become slightly less scattered (having too many points of focus is the downside of being eclectic) with the focus more on divorce and all that surrounds it. Divorce was after all my primary reason for launching my first blog – divorceddoodling and that’s what I want to return to and write more about. In keeping with this plan my theme for the #AtoZChallenge 2017 is the ‘Lexicon of Leaving’.
There are so many emotions around divorce that I wanted to write about them. If you read the poem below you’ll get an idea of what one goes through – just the tip of the iceberg actually – there’s much more but you’ll get the drift.
I Am (Emotion) –
I am tired
tired of the walls closed around me
tired of blindness when I wish to see
I am scared
scared of the love that will never come
scared of where the darkness is from
I am angry
angry at truths that are perceived wrong
angry at the uselessness of a happy song
I am sad
sad for those left behind
sad for the happiness they cannot find
I am confused
confused with the madness of this world
confused with the life into which I’m hurled
I am helpless
helpless to keep my innocence
helpless of it to make any sense
I am dead
dead to the world around me
dead to the people, who refuse to see
~ Glaedr the Poet
Whether you’re tired, scared, angry, sad, helpless when faced with divorce in your surroundings or even in your own life you’ve felt those intense emotions. Each one is relevant.
Does it sound like April will be a weary, teary month on Kalpanaawrites/divorceddoodling? I assure you it won’t be 26 days of hand wringing and laments because I always say that positive feelings are as much a part of the divorce process as the anger and the pain. Everything has its place in the scheme of things – each emotion is relevant, important and must be honoured.
I’m looking forward to April. Are you?
The A to Z Challenge was Created by Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
and co-hosted by
Alex J. Cavanaugh @ Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy Hawkins @ Hollywood Nuts
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
J Lenni Dorner @ Blog of J. Lenni Dorner
I’m also going to write a blog post for the Write Edit Publish blog on the 19th of April. The theme is Peace and Love and the ‘P’ coincides with the P day of the A to Z Challenge.
My story won the last challenge, you can click the badge to read the story and I’m scheduled to write them a guest post this month. If you’d like to participate in WEP too, just click the lovely badge below to find out more.
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