Ruth Nicholas

Threads and Dreams

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My brain, my life, my existence has been unraveled, scrambled, and muted.

Where words used to flow a dry river bed now exists.

The gravity of what has happened to the world, our economies, the hopes and dreams of billions, finally hit home.

Just days ago the weight of it all lay heavy on my spirit. The thought of dashed . . .

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May 17, 2020

Begin It Now

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It's tricky starting something new. But it can be even trickier getting to Day One.

I have always been inspired by this quote...

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now. - W.H. Murray

It stirs me up. It strengthens my resolve.

Many moons ago I . . .

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February 29, 2020

I'm Incubating

I may not be impressive.

I may not have done anything noteworthy with my life, thus far.

I may never have been that girl who raised her hand in school, or volunteered to be a project leader, or team captain.

I may never have been that girl who got A's in every class, who listened and contributed to each and . . .

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August 29, 2016

Who Am I, truly?

Caught up in a web of confusion

I have decided that life is like a wash cycle.

Imagine for a second that childhood through teens is the wash, rinse, and spin cycle. During this time society attempts to make us all "smell" (or become) the same... rules, behavior, etc. Then adulthood arrives and we get tossed into the tumble dryer, forced to explore, mix . . .

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December 14, 2015

The Point

As we blindly march forward

The other day I stumbled across this woman's blog and as I began to read, her words immediately lured me in.

Her perspective, the way she viewed life, felt eerily familiar. To the point she seemed like my replica. Though a bit older she was also a visual artist, loved to write, take photos, was whim driven and extremely . . .

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March 13, 2015

Black Sheep in Disguise

The resistance inside...

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I have always felt like the black sheep.

Born to a Moroccan father, raised in a Caucasian family, insanely shy as a child, yet passionately loud when intervening family fights. I could never quite figure out who I was, or who I was meant to be.

But over time I've come to realize that to a certain extent, we are all . . .

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February 17, 2015

Defeat is just the Beginning

Stoking the internal fire

I hated history class as a kid!

Whenever possible I avoided watching period pieces like the plague. I couldn't relate. But as I've gotten older my outlook on history has changed, especially as it links to my fascination for time and moments. It gauges growth and change, and I respect it now as a valuable learning tool.

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February 08, 2015

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