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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We are ALL connected.
What happens to the least of us happens to us all.

We are ALL connected.

What happens to the least of us happens to us all.

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds, our planet is the mental institution of the universe.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Qaddafi Killed

Death and murder as spectacle has never, ever, ever appealed to me and in fact, I’m sickened and saddened to see the images of Qaddafi being drug bloody through the streets after being yanked kicking and screaming…begging not to be shot from the hole he was hiding in. Hiding like the horrific coward he was.

Not sick or sad for him.

Not at all.

Not by a long shot.

Sick and sad for the people who endured his reign of terror and oppression.

Sick and sad for those who captured and murdered him.

Sick and sad for those who drag his evil, lifeless corpse through their streets tainting with his blood the paths where their children will play.

Sick and sad because even in death, murderous tyrants like Qaddafi and bin Laden and Hussein win when we as people lose our humanity in the rejoicing of murder.

Yes, even when that rejoicing is regarding the murder of evil on earth.

I realize my opinion on this is unpopular to say the least. When I expressed it after bin Laden was killed I was branded un-American more than once on FB by many of my red state neighbors. And while I can’t say that I’m sorry to have one less evil bastard drawing breath on the planet, I cannot and will not glorify it. Yes, my opinion on this is unpopular during times like these and yet, it’s the only way I get to sleep at night.

I can only hope that the Libyan people are afforded some measure of comfort knowing that he is gone from their lives forever and that they are indeed finally free. I hope that they can pull themselves together and create the nation of their dreams for future generations.

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” - Nietzsche

“We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!”

—Hafiz

“What do I want for the future? I know exactly what I want, everything: calm, peace, tranquility, freedom, fun, happiness. If I could make all that one word, I would— a many-syllabled word.”

—Johnny Depp

Look familiar?  No?
How about now…

Look familiar?  No?

How about now…

Childless Wednesday.
We’re old.
And boring.
And haven’t left the couch.

Childless Wednesday.

We’re old.

And boring.

And haven’t left the couch.

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

— Herman Melville

STILL proud of my vote.

STILL proud of my vote.

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”

Pema Chödrön

Always look at yourself honestly and gently.

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