Day 87

January 26th, 2019: Nova Scotia Went Viral

Who knows what makes a thing go viral. I just hope I don’t ever see someone doing the birdbox challenge on the highway in Halifax. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 85

January 24th, 2019: Wild Loosening

It is important to let your hair down from time to time. If we don’t we will only have ourselves to blame. Yes work hard. Yes, plan your time out and keep doing what you need to get towards you goal but make sure that you have time in there for fun, time to let loose and get wild. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 84

January 23rd, 2019: The Good Luck Paradox

It would be good if good luck was a tap and we could turn it on whenever we wanted some. It isn’t and that’s a good thing. While there are things that might happen and it all boils down to luck, you will realise soon enough that the harder and smarter you work, the more lucky you get. So make your luck, work for it. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 81

January 20th, 2019: Sexual Victims Endure A Lot But It’s Invisible

Imagine not being able to go to a place, a place you used to love, a place that gave you joy simply because it is tied to someone that sexually assaulted you. Imagine feeling physically sick because someone, a stranger, someone you do not know, have never met, ever, just happens to put on the same cologne as the one an attacker wore. Imagine not being able to stand a certain nickname you used to adore because of the memories the nickname evokes. Many, millions of people experience that daily and you can’t see it. It’s great that #MeToo happened but we have to do more, a lot more. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 80

January 19th, 2019: I Vowed To Be Nicer And The Process Has Been Therapeutic

No matter how sad I get, I have come to discover that giving someone else a reason to smile, doing something nice for someone else has a way of making me feel good. Being good and doing good feels great and it makes life a lot better. Give it a try; do something that will make someone smile today and see how that will lift up your own spirit. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 79

January 18th, 2019: It’s A Baby Step

I am a believer in taking things bit by bit, one step at a time. Rushing might get you to your destination faster but you will get there only to realise that you might have missed an important thing. There might be a shortcut from A to F but going from A to B then C and on and on till you get to F gives you the opportunity to learn more than the person that took the shortcut. Remember it starts with taking that first step even if that first step is a baby step. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes