David Everett Fisher


January 11, 2017 Meditation , , , , , ,

Cracked Pot Meditations – The Last One

Meditation for January 11th, 2017

The Last One

January 11th, 2016 I decided to commit to writing a blog everyday for a year. I was recovering from cancer treatment and my head had taken a heavy blow from chemo. I had cognitive issues and reading and writing, two things that I love, and I struggled to read a sentence or write one. 

So I decided to write a meditation blog making fun of the spiritual, psychobabble, woo-woo, recovery based culture that I see on my Facebook feed all day. 

I had a lot of fun. I got to creatively make fun of things. I’d write it and think, ‘I can’t wait till _______ reads this, they’ll get so bummed.’ I’d also get stoked if someone would like what I wrote. 

All the negative responses were about spelling and grammar and not the actual content, so I rolled my eyes and felt fine. 

I write most of these on my iPhone lying down next to my girlfriend before going to sleep hoping that she’ll read it and laugh. 

As the year went on, my head started to clear and writing got easier, and then reading for easier. Doing this for a year helped me get back on my feet. Words got easier to remember, ideas became more fluid, and I started to feel more confident in my thinking. 

Thank you to all the people that read all of them, a lot of them, or even some of them. I had to give myself a commitment and be accountable for it, and publishing it for all can see was the way I found to be accountable for. 

I don’t know what the future holds for my writing. I want to get more into visual arts. I don’t want this to be the end of my creative process. I’ll still blog. 

I am 40 years old. I don’t want to disappear into my job or creating a family. I want creativity to be a major part of my life. This year has helped me know I can do it. All I need is self-discipline. 

So thank you. I hope that I made you laugh or touched you in some way in these silly little Cracked Pot Meditations. 

4 to “Cracked Pot Meditations – The Last One”

  1. Kerry says...

    I didn’t realize that you had set that intention of writing a blog a day for a year. That’s amazing! I applaud you for sticking to it and finishing. But please don’t stop creating and/or writing. The world needs your voice.

  2. Teresa says...

    So sad it’s over!!!!! I have really liked your posts. You are an amazing writer with a true knack for expressing yourself. It is super hard to be funny in print, but you pull it off. I appreciate that. Acacia is an amazing writer (got her MFA in writing his year) and has that gift, as well. Keep it going!!!

  3. Milton says...

    Been fun Dave. Didn’t find time to read then all but I still remember the first one I read and finally got it!! Was funny as hell. Think I read more after that one. Will miss seeing them.

  4. Toni says...

    You made a difference in my life. Thanks for letting me hang out with you, and learn how to laugh at things that I don’t even know why I was laughing about them. Or cry about things that maybe I should have laughed at but instead they made my heart feel something that I myself had not been able to express so poignantly. I learned my brain is not as wonky as I thought, and that you can go through what we’ve gone through and still write, and read, and make people laugh, and make sense, and sometimes make others relearn an old thing. I have learned, kinda the hard way but oh well, that all the good inspirational loving stuff is around us all the time, and you just have to be open because you never know when someone else who you don’t even know might be just ahead of you on the path and leaving crumbs for you all the while. Thanks for leaving crumbs for me – you never disappointed. If you ever are inspired to form a creative group, an intellectual group that isn’t afraid to talk about real stuff and release energy through manifestations of art, writing, comedy, etc. I would love to “audition”. Reality is where its at. My best to you and your gal as you move into another stage of this wacky adventure. I hope for you joy and more joy in 2017. Thank you David xo.

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