D E C A D E S

“Love never comes just a little bit at a time, I thought, as I watched him, absorbed in contemplation of the Virgin. The previous day, the world made sense, even without love’s presence. But now we needed each other in order to see the true brilliance of things.”
― Paulo Coelho

F O R E V E R | & | E V E R

“Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you – sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.”
― Lauren Oliver

L I F T E D

“Do not fear what you cannot lift, fear that which can lift you.”
~ Uziel Matos Lima

E Q U A L

The Fourth Hidden Prayer My grandmother called them cats Kept BB guns on standby To shoot them My uncle called them children Kept sharp words on standby To belittle them Trespasses are a funny thing. My aunt called them neighbors Kept food on standby To keep her enemies closer My cousin called them classmates Kept…

M E M O R Y

“I’ll never forget that letter you wrote…” her Mom said as they walked around the lake. It took Iris thirty minutes to convince her to take the walk simply for the sake of enjoying its purpose.

P R A Y E R

Evie sat weeping in the chair next to her sister’s hospital bed. Her sister Sarah had been in a coma for three days and she’d been weeping just as many.