Friday, September 28, 2012

Poem Obscura: sooooo

Alternate titles:
More Letters Mean More or Less

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Proverbials

Make the most
of every opportunity to heal.

Some opportunities
happen only once. 

Take faith to your feet
and show up smiling.

Trust your tears and questions only to 
the One who does not damn weakness.

Showing up for > happy for.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Poem Obscura: Skyline


alternate titles:

The Bad Medium
Fallen
What Was There (and now is not)
exitrust

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday Lyric: Live and Die by The Avett Brothers



All it'll take is just one moment and
you can say goodbye to how we had it planned
Fear like a habit, run like a rabbit
Out and away
Through the screen door to the unknown

And I want to love you and more
I want to find you and more
Where do you reside
When you hide, how can I find ya?

Cause I want to send you and more
I want to tempt you and more
Can you tell that I am alive?
Let me prove it

You and I, we're the same
Live and die, we're the same
Hear my voice, know my name,
You and I, we're the same

Live like a Pharoah, sing like a sparrow anyway
Even if there is no land or love in sight
We'll bloom like roses, lead like Moses
Out and away
Through the bitter crowd to the daylight

And I want to love you and more
I want to find you and more
Can you tell that I am alive
let me prove it to you

You and I we're the same
Live and die, we're the same
You rejoice, I complain
You and I, we're the same
Hear my voice, know my name
You and I, we're the same

I want to love you and more
I want to find you and more
where do you reside
when you hide, how can I find ya?
Cause I want to send you and more
I want to tempt you and more
Can you tell that I am alive, let me prove it.

You and I, we're the same
Live and die, we're the same
You rejoice, I complain
You and I, we're the same
Live and die, we're the same
Hear my voice, know my name
You and I, we're the same

You and I, You and I

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Coastline

hug the coastline
lean into the curve because 
you must. 

Only slim strong trees fence you in and
one wrong move and 
you would be
launched 
into the vulnerable vastness
to be battered.

hug the coastline, 
stay with the road you know
mundane dangers
seem friendlier somehow

Large boulders block Chuckanut Drive

Friday, September 7, 2012

Stronger than you seem


“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." (Christopher Robin to Pooh)
       --A. A. Milne

Photo Credit to Mark French(www.markmichaelfrench.com) and Sara McDonald
 (www.petiteartichoke.com) for setting up a simple but beautiful photobooth at the wedding!
Bride and Groom during the photo session

The beautiful reception in full swing.
Post-wedding. I slept soundly the two nights before the wedding.
This was the night I didn't.
 It was not hard to celebrate with my precious sister over the past week. She's an easy person to love, and a fun one to celebrate with. 

My bridesmaid girls and family took very good care of me for the first couple of days after the wedding, and I had some very precious time with old friend Naomi. 

I'm just not sure how to return to normal...because I'm not sure there is one.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Today


“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.” 
― A.A. Milne