I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Introduction & Haiku

This post is a part of a series of writings during a time of deep healing and transformation.  The following are links to the other writings in the series in chronological order:  Introduction & Haiku, The Funny Thing About Truth, The Journey to …, He Said I Have Anger, The Long Sleepless Night, Broken Arrow, Safe, Alone, On The Verge, Shred, The Thread,  Vindication, Another Inch…Perhaps a Mile, Emancipation, Forgiveness

*Disclaimer:  Some of this subject matter is sensitive in nature.  Please read and explore in safety.


The poems/writings you are about to read all took place within the last month.  You will see that it was a time of great emotion and transformation.  I could feel it happening and though at times I was wrought with fear, I prayed, and I had hope and faith that I would not only SURVIVE the memories…but I would THRIVE with the memories.

I AM a 53 year old woman.  I AM brave…I can face this.  I AM strong…I can handle it.  I AM safe…no one can hurt me.  I AM ready…to see the truth, to tell my story, and to get on with the business of living my life.


A journey to truth

It has taken many years

And I remember


I have titled this series, “I Remember…An Odyssey.”  I will post every day until all of the writings have been shown.  The posts will be titled “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ ” with the title of each writing to follow.  I will include links to all prior writings in the series to make it easy to access them chronologically.

I have never done anything like this before, and to be honest it feels a little daunting.  To be able to post every day and not allow life to interfere, as it so often does, I will schedule the whole series in advance.  I usually post what intuitively feels “right” on any given day, so this is the biggest departure from normal and creates the most stress for me

In the spirit of staying true to the truth of this experience, I will only post this series until it is finished.  I will schedule them for the same time each day, and I will try to be available at that time for comments.

I hear all these “what ifs” in my mind and I hear doubt, but I will listen to my soul which directs me to post this.  I thank you all, my friends, for you give me the courage to be able to do this project.  I am so grateful for each and every one of you.  Every time you post YOUR truth you strengthen my heart.  Every time you are vulnerable you strengthen our bond.  And every time we connect we strengthen humanity!  I am so blessed and full of gratitude…Blessitude!!

Lorrie ❤



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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

48 thoughts on “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Introduction & Haiku

  1. Wow, Lorrie, I am cheering you on and am so excited for you…with you! I have a strong suspicion that you will be able to put into words challenges I have faced and how to describe healing that can come through deep love, trust, and perseverance!


    1. Angie…Thank you. Sometimes I am completely taken aback by a comment…something I didn’t expect. As soon as I read your words I knew that what you wrote is true…I’m not sure why. But I will hold your hand (in cyberspace) and say a prayer that you are healed and you are whole! Please explore the rest of these writings in love and in safety and know that I am here for you if you ever need a friend ❤ Thank you for your honesty…and vulnerability ❤

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      1. Truth! So powerful! And timing, never a coincidence 😀 I gladly accept your hand and prayers and am happy to come together for healing and wholeness. I will absolutely continue reading and thank you for *seeing* me 😀

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  2. Can’t wait to get caught up and witness this sacred journey you are taking us on, Lorrie… You’re all that and a mandala of smiling faces. You offer such a loving presence here… It is wondrous to behold…



    1. Thanks for going on the journey with me, Michael! I gain strength and love from your support and it is so appreciated! “A mandala of smiling faces!!!” Wow!! I LOVE mandalas and I LOVE smiling faces!! And I love your spirit 😉 ❤

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