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.

Read the Printed Word!

I’m so nostalgic for you that if I close my eyes and breathe deep enough I can inhale that dust from the attic in the first home we shared together.

And if I keep ‘em closed really tight I can see that hideous green and purple floral patterned couch you so proudly carted home to me on a Tuesday in May that we promptly recovered and “christened”.

I don’t know why you’re on my mind and heart but every time this happens something HAS happened and I find that I worry so.

I don’t miss you because I don’t know how to miss a man I don’t know (and I know if the days have changed you even 1/10th as much as they’ve changed me then you’re but a stranger to me) but I send up a prayer to the powers that be that you’re OK.




Fed well.

Loved much.

Birds start chirping at fucking 3am… When did this happen?


Where is my nerf gun?!

Birds always chirp at night people just seldom notice. I have an owl that speaks to me all day when I garden.

They’re trying to sing you sweetly to sleep if you’d but allow them. :)

Leave ‘em alone. Even a Nerf gun could cause injury to a young or small one.

And besides…you don’t like it when anyone tries to silence your song or clip your wings, do ya? I know I sure as hell don’t.  ;-)


The Other Mother

(Source: mrballard)

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”

—Oscar Wilde

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

God Only Knows

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - “God Only Knows”

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it

God only knows what I’d be without you

“What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”

Andrew Boy

I’m not there yet but I’m not going to give up trying…

“Like the sky opens after a rainy day we must open to ourselves. Learn to love yourself for who you are and open so the world can see you shine.”

—James Poland

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson


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