How often do we focus on the brightest star we see? Only all the time. We see the sun all day but none of the stars in the universe beyond. Are the other stars gone during the day? No. Have they gone out or lost their shine? No. They are there but we forget to … Continue reading The Brightest Stars
On Thanksgiving when friends came by for cocktails in the evening, my sweet (beautiful, brilliant, resilient, wise) friend spent some time seated with me next to my fireplace, talking of a great many things, the two of us enjoying being in each other’s confidence while the Mr. Wickam’s of the world left us to our … Continue reading Golden Threads
I recently read somebody’s short musings about having spent too much time overthinking what she says, so rather than simply speaking her mind and openly expressing her feelings she does not take the time to speak her truth as often as she could or perhaps should. How many of us choose not to speak because … Continue reading Braving Rejection
Once my door is closed and I’m shut in to write, no one but me knows whether I’m writing or a non-writing writer courting madness.
In that sense, I’m definitely Schrödinger’s cat.
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Grapes start as little things. Sweet. Crisp. Perfect little bite sized balls of goodness. But they’re also immature. And as delicious as they are when paired with cheeses and slices of delicious roasted meats, crackers and honey, and perhaps a few nuts, they can be better. You see, there’s this thing about those little things. … Continue reading Fine Wine or Alone In the Dark
Have you ever looked back on old pictures of yourself only to shake your head at who you were in that moment and the choices you were making then? I’ve been doing just that all morning with some pictures of a party I was at, oh, three years ago. Something about these pictures has been … Continue reading Your Convincing Lies
My previously posted theories, The Seagull Theory, or How Not To Be A Shit and The Cactus Theory, or How Not To Be A Prick, were both strongly grounded in gross generalizations and sarcasm while sharing deeply profound truths about the nature of people to behave a certain way… or not. This theory is somewhat … Continue reading The Cuppu Theory, or How to Not Lose Your Cool in a Conflict
It’s not a secret that my life isn’t exactly going as planned at the moment and at times the proverbial wrenches in the works are so outrageous that it’s almost as though God’s throwing the worst at me to see how I will respond like a modern day Job. I’m not going to lie, there … Continue reading Finding Happy
Today I decided to do something I hadn’t done with one foot yet: Yoga I’m not talking about just a floor practice, either. There were no warrior poses but I did everything else. And do you know what I discovered? Yoga with one foot is really challenging. I can hear my friend channeling Alan Rickman … Continue reading To Leap, Or Not To Leap
We all have those times in life where struggles pile on top of struggles, bad on top of bad, setbacks on top of setbacks. When this happens, we oftentimes declare that we will never give up and never surrender yet there always comes a point where we feel that we can go on no longer. … Continue reading “Don’t Quit” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier: Classics