I don't know what it is about pain, but I find it to be incredibly inspiring. There is nothing I love to emote more in dance, music, or poetry, than deep human suffering. Maybe that makes me a masochist. I don't know. But I played around with a song by Julia Michaels this week (basically … Continue reading Embracing the Pain
Sometimes you just have to let your anxiety pound on you for a little while until you realize it doesn’t wield stones, just cotton balls.
The beauty of writing is in the challenge of expressing emotions that have no words. The spectrum of emotional experience is endless. English (or any language) is limited. Words like “angry,” “happy,” “sad” are gross oversimplifications. Though the laws of physics are far more sure, the laws of English are intended to be similarly prescriptive. … Continue reading Words
For some reason this morning, everything feels different The walls feel electric I feel connected to everything around me Music is more beautiful. Every. note. My soul feels calm and open Even the concrete under my feet has meaning This soft oak wood table feels real and powerful under my fingers I feel as if … Continue reading Part of Everything
Cruel Are the demons That creep Up your sleeves Sometimes The horrors Are Your dreams
You may think I'm crazy A loose piece of string A hanging limp body With a cool deadly drink These arms they can't hold me These legs have a thirst Only weavings of chaos Will hold 'til I burst Photo credit: G. Mark Lewis at G. Mark Art
It's kind hilarious to me how I vacillate between "OMG MY JOB IS THE BEST AND I'M SO PASSIONATE AND EVERYONE ROCKS" and staying up until 2am maniacally mapping out an escape plan like a prisoner at Alcatraz.
I am totally shit-tastically in love with this white crop top I found at the thrift store last weekend. So much that I decided to choreograph a chair dance in honor of it - while wearing it!! Cute little white top, this one's for you: I think you're cute! To "I Think You're Cute" by … Continue reading I Think You’re Cute
The longer I live, the more people I talk to, the more relationships I have, the more I realize that talent or skill is much less about being naturally good at something and much more about time. People who can take a computer or cell phone and reprogram it have spent hours and years thinking … Continue reading Talent, Skill, and Time
In case any of you wonderfully, wisely child-less folks have ever wondered... What it's like to have kids: Take your alarm clock. Set it to go off every 5 minutes. Set it to the music you hate the most. Then the volume all the way up. Now disable the snooze. Now jump out the window.