I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in 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 scheduled working on weekdays and sleeping in on Sundays. 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 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 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!

Yes. Yes you are.

Yes. Yes you are.

“There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. Whenever I’m sad I’m going to die, or so nervous I can’t sleep, or in love with somebody I won’t be seeing for a week, I slump down just so far and then I say: ‘I’ll go take a hot bath.’”

—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“I really don’t think it’s fair that there’re only 364 International Men’s Days a year.”

It’s cuddle weather.
Fat Tuesday can wait.

It’s cuddle weather.

Fat Tuesday can wait.

“Maybe that’s all love really is, just seeing each other. Seeing beyond the names and all the external things we use to define and label ourselves.”

—Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

“Some mysteries I’ll never understand: the way the Earth rotates around the sun, three minutes shorter every day. Or the way the dead are gone. Or putting down the phone or turning a corner. The future: that’s another whopper. We can never know what we can never know, except, that whoever you are, and whoever I am, you made it all right to be me.”

—Jeremy Brock as Ben Marshall in “Driving Lessons”

I carry you with me into the world…

Into the smell of rain 
& the words that dance between people 
& for me, it will always be this way, 
walking in the light, 
remembering being alive together.

We were so alive together.


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