In October, When All Things Can Be…

“What is normal? Normal is yesterday and last week and last month taken together.” This quote, from Terry Pratchett’s Snuff, came to mind while I watched two people discussing the use of metal detectors at the entrance of New York Comic Con. One person was upset because he didn’t think “other people’s problems should affect [his] Con”. The other was mad because “no one told [her about the change] before she got there”.

I listened to them, wondering if getting angry about things that have nothing to do with the real issue is going to be our society’s new “normal”. I also grinned a lot… in order not to kick them until the nonsense left their twitching bodies. Kicking strangers is wrong. You should only kick your friends, lovingly… if they are into that kind of stuff *cough, cough*.

Anyhoo, back to things that keep me sane. In case you missed them, last week, I published two pieces of tanka-prose: “Reclaimed” and “Wild Magic”. If you haven’t, take a look-see.

My Comic Con Hoard: not as impressive (in bulk) as in earlier years, but quite delicious. I mean, there is something about free books that makes a bibliophile happy, happy, happy.

For Ye, not on Instagram or Facebook: last week, I shared this magnetic bit *giggles*…

In the story of us,
you are naked
and I am plotting

…and some tanka.

Stitched words will
push flesh into flesh,
magic you
mine, in October—
when all things can be.

October’s Heart-Bits with Magaly Guerrero: are you in? If so, do you know what you will do for it? If you do, you are ahead of me. Knowing my muse, she will decide at the last minute—she uses anxiety as fuel, the mad thing. No wonder we love each other to pieces.

I Have a New Facebook Page: no, this is not an invitation to slap me around (for creating more places to you to get lost in). In truth, now that my profile is back to normal (for some time, no one could “Follow” me, and most of my posts were being marked as spam), I will use Words by Magaly Guerrero to share my words… plus, words on works that catch my eye (and possibly, my ear and heart and my left toe, which has always been a tad loose).

Even when the world looks bad, life still gives bits of good. Find bits of wonder, hold them close to your heart, feed on the joy they bring, let it grow… Then use the energy to face the big bad things. This week, my tiny-giant-bits of wonder are free books and this place (where I share words with you). Care to share one of your tiny wonders with me?

15 thoughts on “In October, When All Things Can Be…

  1. Oh wow, that’s a great pile of books. I love diving into books (and albums) that I know nothing about. Some of best moments with both have been discovering completely alien landscapes that I wasn’t expecting.

  2. Yay, what an awesome stash of goodies and gems… and so beautiful a photo to see it all, ( I recognize Stacy`s art too!) Your poetry-visuals are magnificently beaming…like meditations…a poetic feast! I love gazing at them..they truly are souls all on their own!

  3. Wow, did you get alot of books!! Excellent!
    Your words always touch my soul! I truly mean that! I love the last paragraph you wrote! Waving to my paintings! I know they are happy! Magaly, did you get my stickers? I hope so!!
    Big Hugs! I have to start a painting for your party! 🙂

    • I always have your paintings near. I swear that there is no more space on my wall. Your art, Gina’s and Shelle’s are like tapestries all over, lol. And I love it.

      I haven’t seen the stickers yet, but I think I got them. I was told of an envelope. I will know tomorrow. I’m really excited!

  4. Free books? I need to move countries.😀 But on a serious note. happy reading. I find chilly autumn days perfect for cosying up with a book. Enjoy!

    As for October’s Heart-Bits, I haven’t made much progress. For some unknown reason, I’m stuck. Love (of any kind) seems like an easy subject but apparently not. Who knew!

    • I think these days, with the messiness of the world, it’s difficult to write about love… But I’m certain that your muse will come through–Autumn will kiss her… and give her a loving book. 😉

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