Another old word, seldom used in today’s world.
It means to be constant. showing up, to be in a place,
occupying a space, even when you might
not want to be there.

Each day, I come and write these words,
though few, if any read them. Makes no difference
what might be said,

this is the part I chose to play, and will continue,
because this is the part that keeps this old heart


Elizabeth Crawford 4/25/2021

Note: Image is a new template I made yesterday, even though I now have enough to color
for perhaps two or three lifetimes. I enjoy the process and am always surprised by the seeming magic which brings them about. A small inner jolt that happens when they begin to speak, telling me which colors they would prefer to become.

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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here:
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6 Responses to Steadfastness

  1. Tom says:

    I like finding old words, Elizabeth. And unusual ones, for that matter. ‘Steadfastness’ is one I don’t remember coming across before, but my spellchecker knows it! 🙂


  2. 1sojournal says:

    Thank you, Tom. I have two degrees, one in English, with a writing concentration. The other in History. Together they are perhaps some of the most informative aspects of all the things I have chosen to do over the years.


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  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Steadfastness is a trait of our generation I think. Like you, I write whether anyone comes by or not… just feels good to be putting this journey into words, still. I love that your art begins to tell you what colours it wants to be. That is very cool.


  4. 1sojournal says:

    Thank you, Sherry and yes, steadfastness may be a thing of the past, but what things did our parents claim the same about? Constancy is something that must be learned and be of value to the individual, or might be totally missed by any one.



  5. KT Workman says:

    Elizabeth, the leave a reply box is messed up. I can’t see but the top half of a line when I try to comment. If this comes out garbled, it’s because I can’t see what I have written.


  6. 1sojournal says:

    Sorry for the late reply. I just got a ton of messages, among all the times you have been here. Don’t know what the problem could be, just keeping my fingers crossed that it is fixed quickly.



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