A window facing the sunrise. Daffodils (twenty-nine of them from my lover, friend, partner) on my kitchen table in this morning’s light. Last night, it was burgers and cards and strawberry cake, texts and messages and green smoothies. Gifts I can’t begin to express my gratitude for. A duet over the phone from dear friends in Canada, ending on high, “to yoooooouuuu” (delightfully out of tune, you guys). Most importantly, my family, and love and affirmation that I’ve got it made and my final twenty-something year will be the best yet. Cheers to spring and another year round our blessed sun.Read More
Happy Valentine’s Day to this one. Keeps me grounded. Keeps me safe. Hates mornings, loves coffee, is always late, is always ready for something new. Loves animals like they’re people, can’t see messes until they’re not there, will never surrender the punk rock spirit within. Takes compassion seriously. Has never asked me to be anyone I’m not. Has never let go of my hand. Never, ever will.
There was dust floating in the air. It’s always there, but today it caught the shafts of early light from the window and, suddenly, it wasn’t hidden anymore. Brought finally into light, the bits of lint and debris obscured my vision in that direction. It was early early, and I could think of nothing but the dead weight of grief that sat on me, that shot through me like those blades of light cutting through an invisible, dusty world…Read More
Making friends in the creative community is so rewarding.
We help each other practice, bolster each other, refer clients to each other. We share stories, support one another emotionally, and capture each other in artful ways just for the joy of it.Read More
I dropped out of school in 2010 after two and a half years of floundering and a whole lot of failed grades.
It made me feel stupid. It made me feel like I was a failure at everything. I didn’t have a plan or any idea of what I wanted to do with my life. I should have quit sooner, but I was terrified. When I did quit, I was still terrified. Everyone said I would never go back if I dropped out.
But I did.Read More