life

A N G E L . I N . C O U N T . H E R

“[Saint Anthony] said, in his solitude, he sometimes encountered devils who looked like angels, and other times he found angels who looked like devils. When asked how he could tell the difference, the saint said that you can only tell which is which by the way you feel after the creature has left your company.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

R E V E R I E

“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.”
~ Emily Dickinson

S W I N G

“Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,
Catch a tiger by the toe.
If he hollers, let it go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.
My mother told me to pick the very best one, and that is YOU…”

S T A R R Y

“Face to the sea, I hear the wind calling me to truth
Close your eyes and dream beneath the warmth of skies of blue
Longing to rest my weary bones
So long the path, O be still my soul”

P R E S E R V A T I O N

I once never quite drowned and once I was never entirely on fire but I feel to have been close …

B U R S T I N G

i’m standing in the middle something about us screams 1970’s maybe the bellbottoms or the blue Cadillac on the right

L O N E L Y

“Often we read that minimalism is the wave of the future, yet too often a man finds his past minimized by the simplicities of his needs.
To talk of the future as if ones past actions are exempt from the grandiosity of contributing to another’s failure, is like birthing a son and waiting until he is a man to call him good while forgetting you called him a bastard throughout his childhood”
~ V

S E V E N T H

each morning she shines he says life is beautiful she nods in agreement mistresses don’t argue they delight in rainbows …

D E E P

“We are streaming data, bit by bit, and dilating time into hard-coded love.”
~ V

L A N D S C A P E

“The simplest truth about man is that he is a very strange being; almost in the sense of being a stranger on the earth. In all sobriety, he has much more of the external appearance of one bringing alien habits from another land than of a mere growth of this one.

He cannot sleep in his own skin; he cannot trust his own instincts. He is at once a creator moving miraculous hands and fingers and a kind of cripple. He is wrapped in artificial bandages called clothes; he is propped on artificial crutches called furniture. His mind has the same doubtful liberties and the same wild limitations. Alone among the animals, he is shaken with the beautiful madness called laughter; as if he had caught sight of some secret in the very shape of the universe hidden from the universe itself. Alone among the animals he feels the need of averting his thought from the root realities of his own bodily being; of hiding them as in the presence of some higher possibility which creates the mystery of shame.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

N E V U S

“Do we not each dream of dreams? Do we not dance on the notes of lost
memories? Then are we not each dreamers of tomorrow and yesterday, since dreams
play when time is askew? Are we not all adrift in the constant sea of trial and when all is done, do we not all yearn for ships to carry us home?”
~ Nathan Reese Maher

C O N D I T I O N I N G

We must protect the skin of our babies, and in summer, the responsibility of tempering their exposure to heat becomes magnified. But as they get older, I find sunscreen a metaphor asking me to teach them not to be fearful of life’s rays that they not restrain themselves from swimming in the oceans of their rawness.
~ V

S U P P R E S S I O N

California, Summer 1973 Uncle Jeff doesn’t talk to the family anymore. Dad said he’s having a topsoil moment and will …

B I N D I N G

“He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.”
~ Psalm 147:3

S O M E W H E R E

I still think about being raped as a wee lass and suspect I always will, but how I think about …

B O T T L E D

“Are you single?” he asked“It depends on whether you mean that literally or existentially,” I answered.“Both,” he answered.“Then no and …

20 | 20

How important are they? Is it always required? Is it always, Love? The answers.

R E P L A Y

Why should we not study elocution to be effectual primary and supporting characters? Why should we not live with Love …

D I S T R A C T I O N

A while back, I stopped working I stopped singing I stopped dancing I shut everything down Temporarily