Heather L Johnson
In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful
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stories

Stories contributed to In Search of the Frightening & Beautiful 4 / 2019. These are descriptions of transformative moments in people’s lives, from the subtle to the sublime. From each story I extract a key phrase and stitch it to a piece of linen that will be given as gifts to others I meet on the road, in exchange for a story of their own.

Stories contributed to the upcoming fourth leg of In Search of the Frightening & Beautiful. These are descriptions of transformative moments in people’s lives, from the subtle to the sublime. From each story I extract a key phrase and stitch it to a piece of linen that will be given as gifts to others I meet on the road this summer, in exchange for a story of their own.


Charisma Morales. Rosenberg, TX

Hi. So this is Charisma Morales. I'm twenty years old and I live south of Houston. So this isn't really a story but it's more some thoughts and ideas that I thought I'd share. So this is something that I just wrote now and has a little bit to do with I guess relating to what's going on in the US right now and just you know, the craziness and the separation that's going on and…I mean, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, but anyway, let me go ahead with what I wanted to say so…what I had written was, don't let this world make you bitter. Never stop being a good person because of bad people. Positivity and love really do go such a long way. We need more of it. This is the way I try to remember to be nice to people when I get to the point where I am just having constant thoughts about how shitty humans are, or can be. Remember that we are all human. We're all trying to make the best of this life that we had no decision in being in. Remember that not all humans are bad, but there are bad humans in all shapes and forms. Surround yourself with the good ones. Remember that for the most part you are in control of your life. Every day that you wake up, you have a day full of decisions to make. Do not tolerate toxicity in your life. Take care of your life and take care of others around you. This life that we've been given is so precious and we way too often take it for granted. Be the best that you can be. One of my best life rules I can go off of is if it's not hurting you, or someone else, do it. This applies to anything and everything. We have no rules that say that we have to be kind to others but it's smarter to realize that we are stronger together than separated. We all want that one love and happiness in this life. How can we expect to have that if we don't try to give it? And a side rule is “Live and Let Live”. And just a small block out poem that I did before that I'm really really fond of and I try to apply it to my life is “keep on moving.. take great care.. be alive”. Thank you for listening.

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