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    Mailchimp NewsletterKelly Barrett7 min
    8 reads6 comments
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    Mailchimp Newsletter
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    • Pennyforyourthoughts1 week ago

      Great story and a great title!

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      2 weeks ago

      Writing (and reading) allows us to get inside the mind and heart of another person. This piece proves it. It also proves that (1) what doesn't kill us makes us stronger (2) we are not as "in control" as we want to be, and (3) that's a good thing!

      Serious. Wisdom. Kelly, you're a guru, sage, and incredible storyteller. Bravo!

    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      I could feel every word of this vulnerable experience. And that’s what connects us as humans. Your scream reminds me of how animals shake when they are hurt and in danger. It is primal. Thanks for sharing Kelly. I trust your healing will be insightful and complete. Look forward to more writing!

      • DellwoodBarker
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        💕🦩 Your scream reminds me of how animals shake when they are hurt and in danger. It is primal. 🦩💕

        This is how my body commonly responds.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Much Love and Healing (if this is a recent injury?)

      Really appreciate this read, Kelly, and glad you are a writer here sharing your stories.

      Love this passage, Courtney and music coming to mind.

      and later I would remember the Courtney Barnett line and smile: "The paramedic thinks I'm clever 'cause I play guitar / I think she's clever 'cause she stops people dying."

      Carmen, my medic thanked me for saving her from having to cook 100 tacos for the crew back at the station and made me laugh while setting up my morphine drip. The people at the hospital who fixed me up and were also really chill and kind.

      This brings to mind a fun (turned unexpectedly scary) solo hike here when I was almost lost/fallen and could’ve easily ended up on the late night news. I ended up asking for support from nature spirits and guides whom led to follow yellow flowers off-trail and upon a rather rough fall that, gratefully, landed on my arse- I was back on the trail once I stood up and shook off.

      Cheers to support; both visible and unseen!

    • jeff
      Top reader this weekScout
      2 weeks ago

      Damn, solo hiking injuries are no joke. Here’s to a swift recovery @kellyalysia!