Cycle, New Years and Thanks

Posted: January 8, 2013 in Gray Hayles, philosophy, thought, writing
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I just want to start by saying thank you to all the people still visiting my blog. I know I haven’t been posting much lately :/ my bad. That being said I’m glad to see such a positive response to my dramatic readings I feel like I’m being lame by calling them dramatic readings since I am in no way an artist capable of doing dramatic readings. I am so thankful for the support and truly appreciate all the feedback.

Moving on.  New Years, I hope yours was a happy one! I don’t really do resolutions but my plan for this year is to write more and more and more. I don’t enjoy putting finish lines on things but I would really like to complete a full draft of Gray Hayles by the end of the year. So hopefully you will all reap the benefits of that, or maybe the consequences, we’ll have to wait and see how it turns out!

Onto the cycle, I was just thinking about a loss I experienced near the end of last year, there was a moment that I think, forever changed me. I sat in a room with a family member who was near to passing while cradling an infant in my arms. It may not sound so striking, but being there and experiencing the loss of one human being as another human beings life journey just began was the strangest thing in the world. Not only was it confusing but I developed a strong feeling of ambivalence. I was so greatly sad and yet immensely happy at the same time, I was losing someone and gaining someone all at once. It really put into perspective the phrase “circle of life” you can say it all you want but you really have no idea what it means or how it will affect you.

Around and around we go.

Oh and here’s another dramatic reading.


(Re-reading this post I think I should have called it Thanks, New Years and Cycle)

Peace and Love and Dramatic Readings ;p


  1. RoSy says:

    I like that – Dramatic Readings.

    Sorry about your loss. That seems to be the most or one of the most difficult things to deal with in “life.”

  2. jjhiii24 says:


    When my second youngest child was about to be born, I was keeping vigil with my best friend in the world whose brother had perished in an accident, and had to leave his side when the call came that my little baby girl was to be delivered by emergency c-section. I went flying off to the hospital and watched her being surgically removed from her mother’s womb. She was a month premature and had to be transferred to another hospital to a newborn ICU. Once her mom was sedated, I went with my newborn daughter to the other hospital, spent several hours there until she stabilized, and went from that ICU to the service for my friend’s brother. It took quite a toll on me emotionally, and the simultaneous joy and sadness was beyond description.

    You can only do what you can do when life turns in a direction like that. Your readers will continue to support you as long as you continue to write, but I’m guessing that (like me) they are all hoping your life allows you to write “more and more and more.”

    You are definitely “way” an artist who can do dramatic readings, and when you feel the time is right, and the opportunity is there, do what you do, and let life unravel as it will.

    With warm regards and best wishes for the New Year too…..John H.

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