How to Fold a Memory
This article is for information only and doesn’t call for any action.
…our brains remember the infliction of
pain be it physical psychological or
emotional we remember what is bad as a
means to avoid it in the future so let’s
start at the beginning
I remember the shape my hand held while
in yours like origami prayer like flower
petals returning home I remember the
rose petals falling from your fingers
leading from the bedroom to the doorway
like a trail of breadcrumbs or drops of
blood the scent of cinnamon how you
would sprinkle it into my coffee like
fresh ground snowflakes I can’t take
cinnamon in my coffee without being
hungry for your laughter I am hungry for
your laughter but my mouth tastes like
the slow dissolve of the last I love you
that refused to leave it remember the
river how we danced to the sound of it
rushing how you hummed radiohead in
harmony well that song haunts my house
of cards how I wish it would just
collapse how I wish I could forget how I
got here how did I get here…
What’s Next? Talk with others. Take action.
We are proud of our SOCIAL INTEREST GROUPS—WEEKLY PHONE CALLS to discuss, gain insights, build communities— and help solve some of the most difficult challenges the world has today. Calls are for Members Only (although you can join the first call for free). Not yet a member of The Good Men Project? Join below!
Join the Conscious Intersectionality FACEBOOK GROUP here. Includes our new call series on Human Rights.
Join The Good Men Project Community
All levels get to view The Good Men Project site AD-FREE. The $50 Platinum Level is an ALL-ACCESS PASS—join as many groups and classes as you want for the entire year. The $25 Gold Level gives you access to any ONE Social Interest Group and ONE Class–and other benefits listed below the form. Or…for $12, join as a Bronze Member and support our mission, and have a great ad-free viewing experience.
Register New Account
Please note: If you are already a writer/contributor at The Good Men Project, log in here before registering. (Request new password if needed).
ANNUAL PLATINUM membership ($50 per year) includes:
1. AN ALL ACCESS PASS — Join ANY and ALL of our weekly calls, Social Interest Groups, classes, workshops and private Facebook groups. We have at least one group phone call or online class every day of the week.
2. See the website with no ads when logged in!
3. MEMBER commenting badge.
ANNUAL GOLD membership ($25 per year) includes all the benefits above — but only ONE Weekly Social Interest Group and ONE class.
ANNUAL BRONZE membership ($12 per year) is great if you are not ready to join the full conversation but want to support our mission anyway. You’ll still get a BRONZE commenting badge, and you can pop into any of our weekly Friday Calls with the Publisher when you have time. This is for people who believe—like we do—that this conversation about men and changing roles and goodness in the 21st century is one of the most important conversations you can have today.
We have pioneered the largest worldwide conversation about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century. Your support of our work is inspiring and invaluable.
January 15, 2019 at 08:33AM