Day 2125: The truth

The truth is that I knew the title of today’s post even before I reviewed my photos from yesterday.

The truth is that when I think of the truth these days, I’m on the verge of tears.  The truth is that the truth seems to depend what side you’re on. The truth is that I can never remember people being so divided about what the truth is.

The truth is that I keep inviting people in my therapy groups to write helpful truths on post-it notes (which, in truth, I call “stickies”).

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The truth is that the post-it note above describes the Four Agreements and the truth is that you can read more about those here.

The truth is that I took more photos yesterday.

The truth is that I didn’t mean to take the last four.

The truth is that this sign …

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… includes the word “true” in it, which I just noticed.

Here’s “True Colors” by Cindi Lauper.

Is it the truth that the truth was simpler in 1986, or is that just an illusion?

The truth is that I hope you share your truth below.

The truth is that I’m always grateful for those who help me create this blog and — of course! — to YOU, for being true.

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19 thoughts on “Day 2125: The truth

  1. I’ve been seeing a lot of X Files recently so the truth is alway out there 🙂

  2. I think whether or not truth was simpler in 1986 depends on your circumstances. Truth wasn’t necessarily simpler for trans people in transition then.

  3. (*「・ω・)ンPolitics…. it’s the tRUTh, the whole tRUTh, and nothing but the tRUTh! ʅฺ(・ω・。)ʃฺ

  4. In my experience, truth is embodied in relationships, sometimes captured in data, never found on the tongue of Pinocchio. I also like the post-it saying above, “Don’t believe everything you think.” Wise words. It seems to me one of the glories of being human is the ability to search things out and change our minds as life unfolds and we gain, hopefully, greater depth of vision.

  5. I’m never entirely sure what truth is, but it is true that I love this song and hope you’ll enjoy it too.

  6. I think you should sell a deck of cards with the sayings you have on your stickies. “Fifty-two Truths for Trying Times”.

  7. I found such TRUTH in your blog today. I wrote about truth with a capital T on my blog today, too. You may enjoy it. Check out “J = Justification, Jesus and Justice” at http://www.janbeek.wordpress.com Tell me what you think. The truth is, I think your “The truth is that I’m always grateful” is one of the keys to your success.

  8. I truthfully think each day seems a bit more complicated than the last, Ann.

  9. We’ve been talking around our dinner table about whether life was indeed “simpler” in the past, or if that’s an illusion. It can be a lively discussion because we all remember “the past” with different experiences. My truth is that I am at an “age and stage” where I want to simplify anything that I can, and it often requires quiet contemplation to figure out what that even means for me. And there’s the rub, I think. It’s often so “noisy” that finding that quiet is the challenge. 🙂

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