Monthly Archives: May 2012

a selection of quotations to consider

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” 
― Guillaume Apollinaire


“Life’s as kind as you let it be.” 
― Charles BukowskiHot Water Music


“Sometimes the right thing feels all wrong until it is over and done with.” 
― Alice HoffmanPractical Magic


“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” 
― Eckhart Tolle


I hope some of these find you and help you through whatever thoughts you might be working out. If you have some favorites you’d like to share as well, please do so 🙂


a sucker for patterns

traveling by dream – 4.23.12

i hear church bells ringing. smell the river and the city. from the top of the iron tower, i see lights blurring by in the land below. i want to fly to the glass pyramid full of history and art. to soar through the rafters of the cathedral with the gargoyles and the hunchback. to land in a cafe full of fresh pastries and coffee.

my companion is here with me, in this capital of love and romance. we are beaming at one another like actors from black and white films filmed here so long ago. we come down from our tower, magically appearing before gardens of life and color and aromas so sweet. we speak so fluently the language of this land, rolling our tongues and curving our lips in just the right fashion as to purr the tones created by this enchanting speech.

we are in the paris of my dreams. living as though we were born here. in the age of flair and the can can and the renaissance. i don’t wish to wake up. Je vous souhaite de beaux rêves. 

bodies and brains – 4.30.12

right now and often recently I am focused on and fascinated by our bodies and brains.

bodies of babies. small, soft, sweet and smelling wonderful. tiny toes, funny laughs, curious eyes.

bodies of children. nephews. growing so fast. crawling, walking, laughing, talking. still soft and sweet and soon to show scraped knees and wild personalities.

bodies of those who raised me. the same but different. determined. changing against their will. growing older. brains inside having to adjust. attitudes changing. sometimes acting like those they raised and who raised them.

bodies of those who raised them. two bodies resting side by side in peace. two physically living and often suffering. apart. afraid. stubborn.

bodies of older holding bodies of younger. brains of older teaching brains of younger. brains of younger fighting with brains of older. becoming who they are. not copying those raising them exactly.

our bodies and brains observing all other bodies and brains. at work. at rest. always changing. never staying exactly the same.

biology. anatomy. psychology.

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