Not Alone

Karin vonKrenner
Posted November 19, 2020
Travel Kvk 2020

Somedays are hard. Changing anything brings facets of challenge. She knew this.  Today, she would start with small tasks. Changing her habitual walking route, a new place for coffee and the chance of new faces. Different conversations. She had driven another 1,084 thousand miles, from rain into the sun. Some thought she was a little crazy. She laughed to herself. Maybe they were almost right. But then, what was "crazy"?  It depended on whose shoes you were walking in. Her history of "crazy" was the road of her life. She had done things "they" said couldn't be done. That was crazy..  Laughing quietly to herself she calculated the miles of her current version of madness. Her pandemic journey to break free of old thoughts and defined norms.  She had been "good" for so long now, she had almost forgotten what it was like to be free.  So, she left. Left it. There was no reason to stay anymore. She had done what was expected. Toed the line, obeyed the "rules".  She mused, it has taken about 27, 554 in 3 months, alone to start remembering who she was. To break the fears that "normal" had set around her. She traveled, unstoppable, through protests, hurricanes, dust storms and international borders. Always observing, asking questions and writing.. Tossing words out into the world in small ripples. Pushing through dark spaces to make room for light. Finding light.

 And, today, here she was. Sitting in a new place, the sun on her back, drinking coffee and thinking of -"making a change".  Somedays, she doubted herself. Doubted everything. What could she, one woman do? She breathed deeply. Sniffed the aroma of her steaming coffee and through the magic of technolgy reached out across the world. To all those other women, sitting alone and thinking of making a change. 

She smiled. She was not alone. They were not alone. They had each other. They could change the world, together.

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ANJ ANA
Nov 20
Nov 20

Wow Amazing dear Karen. I simply loved it and felt myself in each of the word. Changing the route, another drive , from rain to sun, pandemic- rays of hope- Awesome
Loved the naming Crazy and i too love to laugh on/with myself.
Look forward to the aromatic cup of tea with a a song "Singing my life with her words" someday
Keep sharing powerful thoughts, we love to read you more
best regards, anjana

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 21
Nov 21

Hi Karin,
I love the progression and these words "What could she, one woman do? She breathed deeply". Especially that this brought her into the sisterhood changing the world together.

Karin vonKrenner
Nov 23
Nov 23

Thank you Tamarack, I am so happy it resonated with you. Where in Canada are you? One of my favorite countries. Hugs.

Katrina Maria
Nov 24
Nov 24

I love the Topic . Not alone.I am never alone in our hardest time there always some women which need you to support and you need there. We Cry and Laugh together. We change the World together.

Karin vonKrenner
Nov 24
Nov 24

Thank you Katrina! Yes, women have a unique ability to reach out, connect and support each other through both happiness and tragedy. We are the world... Hugs

Jennifer Zeng
Nov 25
Nov 25

Dear Karin,

What a beautiful and power piece! Indeed, we are not alone. We have each other! And we can change the world, together!

Karin vonKrenner
yesterday
yesterday

Thank you Jennifer. Every day, I realize how wonderful it is to be part of the Global Pulse "family" and a global sisterhood. Stay safe and well. Hugs.