EXCERPT: "Merriam-Webster Definition of Whammy - a: A supernatural power bringing bad luck b: A magic curse or spell : jinx, hex 2: A potent force or attack; specifically, a paralyzing or lethal blow. Merriam-Webster Definition of Double Whammy - Acombination of two usually adverse forces, circumstances, or effects." Being a survivor of child abuse is a whammy. Being a mystical, magical creature is a whammy. Being an artist, a creative being, is a whammy. Being a dissident or a whistleblower, i.e., speaking suppressed truth from inside of (or on your way out of) the corridors of power, is a whammy. Each whammy brings with it trauma, adversity, alienation, intensified vulnerability and sensitivity, etc. Each whammy warps the mind and the heart in weird, challenging ways. Identifying the whammies that you carry in your bodies is a simple, useful way to assess where you are, where you are going, and how to come to grips with all that you are experiencing. I have the quadruple whammy. I encourage you to count yours. It will help you. -- Richard Power, "I, the Dragon: Chronicles of An Epic Life Among the Humans" (2017). Available from http://gofundme.com/wordsofpower -- in both black and white (signed) edition for $55.00 and limited full color (signed and numbered) edition for $133.00.
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