I’ve loved much, and many. I’ve loved gently, cautiously, wildly, deeply. I’ve experienced good love and bad. All of it is valid. All of it is worthwhile. The greatness of love isn’t in it’s longevity, but in whether it has the power to deepen your soul. I’ll always love everyone I’ve ever loved.
“There’s no fortune at the end of the road that has no end. There’s no returning to the spoils once you’ve spoiled the thought of them. There’s no falling back to sleep once you’ve wakened from the dream…” “…the sky trades the moon for the sun…”
I guess I am notoriously bad at relationships. All attempts at domestication have failed. Maybe the men I’ve known have been especially talented at spending years convincing me I’m the most wonderful creature they’ve ever discovered and yet only days dismissing me as a cumbersome pain, but all signs point to me. At a certain […]
Best compliments ever: “I love that you still get genuinely excited about the work we do. It’s really fun to watch.” -my boss, during my annual review “Well, she’s a lovin’ little thing, ain’t she?” -my bff’s mom (…although I think you’re officially referred to as a “mama” when you speak that way. Love.)
There’s a running list in my head of potential invitees to my Imaginary Celebrity Party: Ernest Hemingway Otis Redding Steve Martin April O’Neal Edgar Allan Poe Eric Clapton Maya Angelou Chuck & Josh, as a team Doc Watson Tina Fey & Amy Pohler, as a team Louis Armstrong Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott, individually […]
http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2013/07/byp100/ It’s like the class you took in high school that sounded compelling, but never managed to interested you because the teacher/administration/school system designed the content to emphasize a level of understanding only basic enough to cover their own ass(es) when the test scores came back. Intellectual growth? Critical thinking? The encouragement of young, malleable, […]
“Whether a roaring flame or a smoldering ember, we all have something to offer against the cold of the world.” -found in my journal from March 3, 2013 at 11:01pm
I don’t know. Something creative I think. I mean, I should say “keep my house cleaner” or something, but the clean laundry pile/dirty laundry pile system only bothers other people. I’ve become pretty cool with it. So, for New Year’s, I like to do things that I’ve just been wanting to do. And maybe I’ll […]