Monday, August 14, 2017

deep breath
you are in charge of your own

Sunday, August 13, 2017

in the spirit of love

when it's a students' birthday i always tell them
i am SO HAPPY that YOU were born.
into their eyes, they're into my arms.
i mean it so much, down to every bone.

sometimes when you love someone you discuss
like it is a never-ending mountain or castle
and someone might say they would really like
chocolate graham crackers and marshmallows
and pretzels and more marshmallows and cheese
and crackers and you wonder if they are getting
enough fruits and vegetables in their diet but you
don't say that - you just nod your head and say
okay, let's go to the store then

another person might tug on your arm and point
and his eyes may widen to their fullest- like moons on the top of his face
and he might point to a stuffed superhero or a funny purple monkey and
you say- is this your hearts' desire? but you can tell by his moon eyes that
yes, this is his hearts' desire so you say, okay. here is your purple monkey
and he says i love you and you say i love you too and you hug and smile
it's a smile that goes on for miles in every direction

there are others that are quite demanding in their love
they think if they stomp their feet and point their finger
you will do whatever it is they want you to do
but, that isn't wise
so you wait until they take a breath and put on a smile
and you help them get their swimsuit so they can jump
in with water wings and swim to you over and over and over
and over and over and over and over and over and over again

others say things to you that are surprising but also so wonderful
they might ask you- will you go to the moon with me? and if you
love someone you will definitely go to the moon with them when
they finish college and space training and you will probably laugh
a little bit but also really plan to go the moon in a few years together

if you fall off a bike
or get stung by a bee
or someone says something mean
or you have to go to your room
or you are confused by yourself
or other people
remember that no matter what
i will be there to walk with you and listen

Monday, August 7, 2017

day 13

in myself: homie, be nicer to your inner thoughts. you are better than you think.

in others: thank you god or whatever powers that be for rain and thunderstorms, what a wonderful calming solace to a crazy unpredictable world.

in the world: karma, baby. karma. i've done my share of wrong and i will try to undo it until the day i am done. but i am not that person any more, and i am more than willing to close that door. karma matters. kindness matters. thoughtfulness matters. i will not do unkind, unthoughtfulness.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

day twelve

in myself: the happiness in solitude, the happiness in reading.

in others: ROSE ELIZABETH, welcome to the world my sweetest newest friend.

in the world: pizza. and italian food. limoncello and the memories of italy i take with me forever.

Monday, July 31, 2017

woke up this morning
woke up this morning
ever feel too encumbered by other things around that slow down your own best progress
you may even hear things ringing in your mind---you are this, you aren't that, what about this, why not that, is the president still lying? it is a world that'll sabotage, riddle and bait you. a world that blares forward with often no warning, often no guidance-the anxiety won't sedate you. i feel those things, i feel them rising like a bread. i hear those things, i wish no harm on anyone. no sadness fed. i breathe in and walk and breathe out and go. the best thing to do is go on with the show.

day eleven

in myself: the never-ending quest for knowledge. 

in others: baby girl! i could not be more excited to meet her. 

in the world: vineyards and wine. holy shit, thank goodness.

Monday, July 24, 2017

day ten

in myself: i think i can be dropped into most crowds and situations and do fine.

in others: steadfast loyalty, meaning what you say and saying what you mean.

in the world: essential oils! oh la la peppermint, sandalwood, lavender, eucalyptus love.

deep breath you are in charge of your own stress self attitude