Sistah Shoop needs a bit of an introduction, or better some
back story, as it were.
Shoop showed up in my life one day with much insistence that I write. It became pretty
obvious to see that she also only wanted me to write what she wanted me to write. Anything
else that I might have had in mind was something just shy of taboo and would have to wait.
Though I do manage upon occasion to get other things written. I guess we reached a truce
on that or something, dont know.
Ive never really had a pushy muse before. Actually I dont think Ive
had anyone in my life that has been as unrelenting and assertive as Sistah Shoop. Right
down to the type and size of font I use. But she has, in time, managed to find her way
into my heart and she has also managed to pull things out of me that I would not
necessarily set to print on my own accord.
All this took a while to happen, months. I spent much time in edit mode until I got
what she was telling me down onto paper as she wanted, but it wasnt until I
understood exactly what she was asking for that I started to write with ease. It
wasnt until I listened to what she was saying. It wasnt until I saw that she
was allowing me to see life through her eyes that I could saddle up to the PC and just
type away for hours. I heard what she was saying, I could see what she saw and the words
just came thoughtlessly
These things, this prose are not stories, theyre just musings on a good day or
rambling on a so-so day and even rants on those "hey! Whyd I get up this
morning?" kind of days. Sometime they are just plain fantasy or better, nonsense. In
my humble opinion, of course.
Now, I dont always agree with Sistah Shoop, as Im sure you wont
either. So its all right if you take what you take and leave behind what you
dont want. There are plenty of folks out there and Im pretty sure, like Shoop
that nothing will go to waste.
She makes me mad, she makes me smile, she makes me cry and she makes me laugh, not just
at her, but also at myself and at life. She makes me think, she makes me question life and
rules, she gives me courage and strength. Sistah Shoop reminds me daily to take a good
hard look at my life to see what works and what doesnt work. Shes become a
A while back she let me know that it was all right to share. I thought she was talking
about my own opinions at first, but Ive since learned otherwise. So, kick back, take
a couple minutes from your life and see what Shoop has to say
have you all stirred up just like me before yuh know it, who knows!