Because sometimes we just need to be reminded of how much power we actually hold in our hands. ——- You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells … Continue reading “Still I Rise” – by Maya Angelou
When I drove into the parking lot of the drugstore that day I had no reason to think the visit would be any different from any other visit I had made to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy. This particular drugstore’s parking lot on the Westside is a regular hotbed for the local homeless community. I think it has something to do with the … Continue reading Dirty Blanket
How do I find myself here on earth with the blessings I have been bestowed? How did my brother and I come to be joined in this life together? Our story is one that was written in the stars before we were even born. via The Star of my Heart Continue reading The Star of my Heart
Part One (2014) On March 29 in 2014 I was fretting about what I was going to wear to a party I had been invited to by my then boyfriend, but also I was fretting about how I was going to wear my hair – up or down? Wait, what? I’m not the type to fret over my looks, but on this day…going to this … Continue reading Our Red Letter Day – March 29
…and if you would have asked me even just a few days ago how I was feeling about not leaving, was there FOMO, or heartache of any kind, I would have emphatically told you I’m fine. I’m totally fine; even though I wasn’t. You see, my husband and I decided a year ago on the last Saturday of Burning Man, as we watched the sun … Continue reading For the Last Four Years at This Time I Was Leaving For Burning Man.
This is a follow-up post to, “Moments that Matter”. I believe there are points in our lives that we become cognizant to truly living our lives. When I was young I flew through life, moving back and forth from state to state, doing what I was told to do, and focusing on where I was supposed to be going according to my mom or … Continue reading Eternity is Happening. Like, Right Now.
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d’Autremont the noise and din of their conversations fill the nostalgic dining hall. i sit in the corner, 35 days to go, taking it all in. it is beautiful. it is sacred. this music is my prayer. exhausted but enthusiastic first-years share and encourage… weary but diligent second-years find comfort in a moment to eat and chat… resilient members of our… Continue reading d’Autremont