Mar 20, 2007

New Beginnings

Weaving in and out of a funk is not a pretty thing. And emotional roller coaster rides are not fun. Self-doubt, confusion, high anxiety, self-destruction, and losing oneself are all awful, awful things. Just sprinkle in a broken heart and you've got a really bad, Hollywood rendition of a Kafka novel - starring, yours truly.

I've recently realized that nobody is going to pull you out of the shit hole you've fallen into. Either, they've got shit holes of their own to worry about, or your stench is just too damn much. Or perhaps it's a combination of both, or neither. Loved ones can only provide support and care. Other than that, it's up to you (and only you) to take those necessary steps. The ones you've been avoiding because you think it's safer to remain in that shit hole of yours. It's non-threatening, it's familiar. It's become comfort.

So with the beginning of the Iranian New Year, which is today, I've decided to bring that fire back into my life. Iranians celebrate the first day of Spring, the Equinox, and mark it as the beginning of our calendar year.

Spring is a time of new beginnings, of cleansing, renewal and rebirth.

the timing couldn't be more appropriate...

so here's to new beginnings for me, and perhaps, for some of you.

much love,


Blogger Blackamazon said...

hug you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3:53 PM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

hug you too!!!!!!! :)

11:41 PM  
Anonymous fiercelyfab said...

pq--woman, you've said it in these words what I tried in my last entry. Hugs to you, and thank you tremendously; it is invaluable when these raw emotions and realities are hear we're not alone. It is true, pulling out of the shit hole is a sole individual process. And sharing it--makes it a bit less lonely.

I am inspiring to write a bit deeper into what I'm referring to. But really, you've nailed it.

3:20 PM  
Blogger lintil said...

happy new year pq! i have missed your writing. shitholes can be non-threatening, familiar and comfortable, unfortunately. it's gonna be really warm next week, so enjoy it! :)

10:59 AM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

thanks fab,

we said it in different ways but when i ready your piece, i knew we were on the same wavelength.
hugs right back to you. it's both difficult and yet somehow "easy" (freeing?) to share stuff through blog posts....even though there are people who know my "real" identity (which makes me feel slightly uncomfortable at times)

but anyway, it's good to share, like you said, because we don't feel so alone. couldn't agree more with that.

I look forward to reading your words ms. fiercely fabalicious!

2:01 PM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

hi lintil!
thank you! and it's great to be blogging again. i'm ALL about the warm weather! YAY!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Tigera Consciente said...

Girl.. I think the Iranians must have it right because I'm feeling the same way about renewal and pulling myself out of the funk.. I'm guessing you might have read the response I gave to Fabby's post too.. I'm going through this whole cleansing thing myself: mentally, emotionally, and soon, physically... I'm gonna make sure I stay updated on our progress here.. Love to see you come back!

12:04 PM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

i hadn't read your comment on Fab's page until now and WOW, it makes so much sense. the whole things just sounds SO on point. so here's to renewal and cleansing...rebirths and all that good sh&t.
and big hugs to you too!

12:26 AM  
Blogger margaret said...

New Beginnings, I like that. I'm feeling that way too. And yes, no one can get us out of funks but ourselves.

11:53 PM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

glad to hear that margaret. hope all is well.
take care,

11:44 AM  
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3:56 PM  
Blogger Bint Alshamsa said...

Happy new years PQ! We could all use new beginnings, couldn't we? Take care!


6:51 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

great entry, haven't been by for awhile - always glad to read your writing and a timely one it is.

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7:46 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

Pomegranate Queen,
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I love your blog!!!

11:48 PM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

margaret, i just left a comment on your page. thanks! and look forward to reading your blog.
take care,

12:46 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

One of the reasons that I like your blog is because you don't write much but, when you do, you are sincere.
I also enjoy your perspective.
Maa Salama,

9:38 PM  
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