Oct
06

Word: The Bedlam of Beefy.

This week’s Word is brought to you courtesy of Uncle Beefy of The Bedlam of Beefy. Read on friends, I swear it’s like a novel excerpt…

{William Eggleston}

Go get it. Go, go, go. Get, get, get. It was the long-running theme of her life. She always seemed to be the one to “get it”… but never actually got it. The getting was invariably for someone else. Friends, family, even complete strangers had all reaped the rewards of her attention and servitude but the swell of pride she’d take with her for her selflessness was often shallow and short-lived.

All her life she silently watched from the sidelines trying to calculate the formula that would see her rise up and meet her glory. The right shoes, the right hair, the right attitude, the right voice: it was all negotiated until she had no voice left. At least not her own. But others’ invasive whispers would menacingly creep through her company. Sometimes at night, in the quiet of her own head space, her voice just might bubble through the cacophony of external clamor. But even then it usually ended in a battle between self-deprecation and self-esteem which rarely stood a chance in the first place.

So much baggage and the excess weight fees were seriously steep to her emotional bank account. And her back was killing her. What was she pulling around all this time? Sifting through the sordid unmentionables of her life, she realized that all the things she thought she had needed to define herself and her worth just wound up being someone else’s shit. There was just no hanging on to it anymore. The universe is one bitch of a gate agent and had finally told her that, unless she wanted to pay the penalty, it was time to lighten the load.

“Go get it”, she finally thought. And now she got it alright. A one-way First Class ticket that would take her straight into who she was always meant to be. Straight up or on the rocks, this time the getting would be good.

7 Comments on “Word: The Bedlam of Beefy.”

  • melissa davis

    LOVE this. ;) Go Uncle Beefy!! Yay!

    10-07-09 » 2:35 pm »

  • The Lil Bee

    OMG. Beefy! I always knew you were talented, but it's such a treat to see this style of writing from you. So profound and poetic… I felt like I was reading an excerpt from a novel. I absolutely LOVE it, Beefy! And I SO love this series, Kelly. It's so interesting to see how each person interprets the photo they're given. Love love love!!

    10-07-09 » 4:59 pm »

  • Anonymous

    I love this! It really resonates with me, I posted it on my facebook page.

    10-07-09 » 7:15 pm »

  • kaileenelise

    wow – this is really amazing. thank you for sharing. the whole passage touched me. xo, kaileenelise

    10-08-09 » 1:34 pm »

  • karey m.

    are you @&*^ing kidding me?!

    i. love. you.

    every sentence seems like a little piece of art. i mean that. i like this one best.

    So much baggage and the excess weight fees were seriously steep to her emotional bank account.

    well done. and xoxo.

    10-08-09 » 6:39 pm »

  • Kelly

    that's my favorite line, too, karey. i read it twice i loved it so much.

    xo
    kelly

    10-08-09 » 6:41 pm »

  • Uncle Beefy

    Omg, y'all are too sweet to me. :) Glad you liked it. Loved this idea, Kelly. Brilliant. Brill. Iant.

    10-09-09 » 3:28 pm »

Leave a Comment