Against the Wind

The blog post prior to this one was inspired by Bob Seger’s song “Night Moves.” Music is something that often inspires my writing. My poem “Night Moves” was both inspired by the song, and the walk home late at night from a friend’s place. The song “Against the Wind” just had me reflecting on how my life is changing so much with motherhood. In my younger days, I was a bit of a gypsy who moved overseas to teach in England and had dreams to travel internationally. The gypsy is still within my soul although these days she will settle for a moonlit walk on a night when her little one is spending time with his father, or grandparents. Freedom is a state of mind and heart rather than the external conditions of our lives. I feel more free in my heart than I did as a younger woman trying to satisfy my wanderlust.

Amanda

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