Friday, June 23, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Current Music: JJ Grey & Mofro's "The Sun is Shining Down"
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
I find three truths. One, I was an angsty, confused, sad, angry, happy and curious... child. Two, I will always be this. And three, things will be ok, if not now, then in time. Always.
I offer three gifts. One, prayers for the losses as of late, as I feel too many souls have left the Earth in the very recent past. Two, more words written and much more often, to tell of things I experience, as I feel that knowing other's stories are important to the human condition and the development of a broader sensibility. And three, to call home more.
I set three goals. One, to find my faith in things again. Two, under-promise and over-deliver. And three, to tell you 'I love you,' and to accept that expecting it in return is something I have earned and am entitled to.
The crisp San Francisco evening offers a quiet ambience to write these words, as the pugs snore in unison upon the bed, beckoning me to join. I think I will, because there is nothing better in the world than to sleep in a pile of pugs after saying hello to your past.
Earth-Shattering Revelation #33: Too many things live in our head, all the time. And this is the way thing have always been.
Current Music: JT's "Mirrors" & Rihanna's "Stay
Friday, June 14, 2013
-Red, The Shawshank Redemption
The Saturday summer sun bathed us in the dining room as the sounds of "the young and the restless" quietly stirred in the background. School had let out and our summer guest of honor was in State College to visit for the next couple of months. From the kitchen, I heard the clammer of plates and the faint aroma of sweet pork and shrimp hung in the air.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
When I went to church, it felt like home and it had been a long time since I've done that too. I don't know why, but I've felt like I didn't belong in such a place for a while. And that is all I will say about that. There's a dog that has been staying with us. She belongs to this family from the studio I teach at, and she reminds me a lot of Baxter, who I miss every day. She is the same mixed breed, same in characteristics, same in behaviors, same deep, beady, wise, thoughtful eyes. I miss that kind of understanding. She goes home today, and I am more sad about that than I should be. I've been reading the Perks of Being a Wallflower again. I guess I've been seeking the company of another person who's discovering the world again too. I imagine I'll read it one more time after this.
My brother and his wife came to visit this past weekend, and it felt like the first time I've really been with them wholeheartedly, completely open and honest. I'm really glad they came. We were at the wharf last night and we stood in line to wait for the cable car and I sang a song quietly to myself, as I always have. The kind of song you sing when you don't think anyone's listening, you know what I mean? Well, it turns out the woman in front of me was listening the whole time. She turned around, gave me a glance and smiled. I think she liked my song, even though it wasn't meant for an audience, and that was really important to me.
Some things I feel like I need to do are take pictures again, find time to be with the people in my life (whatever that means) and listen to more Ray LaMontagne, because he knows things most people in this world don't.
I am broke. Broken. But Happy.
Current Music: Ray LaMontagne - Burn
Earth-Shattering Revelation #31: "We accept the love we think we deserve."
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Saturday, August 06, 2011
I tip my hat to those of us out there who are out in the world still lost, trying to find what it is we're looking for, and celebrate those of us who have finally found it. My brother and the love of his life were married today…
…and the world was right.
Current Music: Ben Rector - White Dress
Earth-Shattering Revelation #29: "To each, their own" in all things, and always.