random thoughts on living in brooklyn….

random thoughts….. i wonder why brownsville and east new york neighborhoods in brooklyn, NYC, are so scary….? just driving on the jackie robinson parkway makes me feel like i’m at nascar, scary fast and sharp curves….. i’m holding on with my eyes closed (not driving)…. barely breathing ….. and then i come into brownsville …… visually bombarded by the chaotic layout….. the streets are really wide and criss-crossy….. super confusing…… tons of dead ends…..dilapidation………. depressive and oppressive…….

on another note…..i wonder if the black men from these neighborhoods walk around with some form of post traumatic stress disorder…. think about it ….. if you’ve been around shootings and all types of crime for your whole life, even if you did not partake…. it must affect you in some way….. how can it not? you see friend shot a few feet away, or even killed…….. perhaps you are seemingly desensitized to it by now….. but i wonder how living like this wouldn’t make you angry, defensive, pissed off, and resentful on some level….. how are you not incessantly on edge? and how do you begin to deal with recognizing that you have issues, when everyone you know is just like you? and you live in confusion……………… with bullet proof glass on the chinese food counter…………

Living Authentically.

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About Tacey

I'm a free-spirit... Reiki is my way of life... but I also love the 80's, music, art, travel, fashion, tarot, astrology, numerology, yoga, home stuff... and encouraging others. Blogging, photography, and baking bread are my creative outlets... Life isn't always easy for me... but I'm here...
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