“Pre Autumn Reflection” by Author, G. D. Grace

Night sky of summer, my eyes are drawn upward toward the beauty of your brilliance.  I’m always more sensitive around this time of year knowing that August starts the decent to autumn where cooler mornings and shorter days reclaim time zone.

Last year around this time I was in the center of a relationship that quickly disintegrated and become part of memory.  I am sitting at the helm of yet another summer gone by, longing for that which was never mine, yet I feel stronger than I have ever felt before in this life. Perhaps it is because there is strength gained from hurt and pain for those of us who survive and stay in the lane of progression.

I have become an ardent supporter of embracing self worth and it has allowed me to sidestep spiritually draining potholes in the road.  Since heartbreak, I can identify “not-good-for-me” quickly and dismiss it before it ever gets to become that anchor.  A spirit that settles for anything is too heavy to fly and I find solace in staying airborne in pursuit of my dreams.

Discouragement tugs a bit to aggressively at times, but a mainstay in the forefront is a vision of what lies ahead.  There are periods where I am just wandering aimlessly in the center of the creative crossroads wondering when, where, why, & how, but it never reaches that fever pitch where I want to toss up my hands and run in defeat.

I’ve locked horns with many overbearing bulls over the course of time, and even with all of their brashness I have still been able to sidestep and avoid the impact of their charge.  In wondering, I have been able to see life outside the realm of pessimism because optimism has become a part of my spiritual core.  The brighter side of life can be seen if you have honed your ability to focus and see things as they really are, as opposed to how someone else dictates it for you.

I hear a lot of grumblings about health, politics, religion, finances, occupancy… the list goes on and on.  All I know how to do is to appreciate what I’ve got.  Fancy clothes, money, a dwelling equipped with top of the line extravagances doesn’t satisfy my spirit as much as love and kindness.  I’d rather see as much good in everything around me because I always remind myself that this world doesn’t belong to man…

It belongs to the grand scale and divine.

Yeah, the grand scale and divine.

I’m motivated by the joy of simplicity and until the day I die I will invest in reaching that level of thinking that supersedes all materialism.

I know no other way to be.  When people try to pull me backwards I rebel and shut them down.  Not with words though.  I achieve this by limiting their access to me.  In order for me to remain in a state of progression I set healthy boundaries for myself.   If you allow them, people will push you to the limits of patience.

I have no time for that at my age.

So, as I wander around at these crossroads I am filled with ambition, knowing that my evolution is still very much in progress.


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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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