Embracing the Pain

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

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Anxiety

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.

Words

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

Hold Me

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

Alcatraz

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.