Site Meter ANCORA IMPARO
I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in miracles, meditation, motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in Nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude, grit and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature, being and life force on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.


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Post Quake Calm (Taken with Instagram at Lake Massena)

Post Quake Calm (Taken with Instagram at Lake Massena)

You’re Doing It Wrong: Halo Headband Edition (Taken with Instagram at Home…Where my heart is.)

You’re Doing It Wrong: Halo Headband Edition (Taken with Instagram at Home…Where my heart is.)

“After having struggled madly to solve all problems, after having suffered on the heights of despair, in the supreme hour of revelation, you will find that the only answer, the only reality, is silence.”

E. M. Cioran, On the Heights of Despair, trans. Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston

Silence was the only answer after all I had endured.

(Source: proustitute, via eightyonesouth)

“An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.”

—Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you — gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.”

—Tennessee Williams

I want out of the labels. I don’t want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that’s not on the map. A real adventure.

A sphinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined.

—Chuck Palahniuk

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”

—Leo Rosten

GPOY
Not necessarily anxious but definitely heavy with worry that I’m not doing all I can or all I should to be a light.
To be a sanctuary for others I encounter in the world.
But I guess that’s what keeps us going, no?
The feeling that there’s more we should do; more we could be doing.

GPOY

Not necessarily anxious but definitely heavy with worry that I’m not doing all I can or all I should to be a light.

To be a sanctuary for others I encounter in the world.

But I guess that’s what keeps us going, no?

The feeling that there’s more we should do; more we could be doing.

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”

—Ben Okri

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