“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s … Continue reading Two Years Later: Love and Loss
Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving. . .because I will never stop loving. . . . That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other.Jandy Nelson, The Sky is … Continue reading Poem: How Can You Be Gone?
For the past few weeks, I've remained silent on the blog about what's going on in the world outside my studio. I needed time to process and sit with my feelings. Feelings of anger and sadness at the tragedies of racism and police brutality. Of anxiety and overwhelm at the sheer work that needs to … Continue reading Poem: Reflections on Drinking Peach Tea While the World Burns Down
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.Mahatma Gandhi Another writing challenge comes to a close and once again, I am so glad I participated in the Blogging A-Z Challenge. Writing and posting every day – or at least regularly – is a great way to keep … Continue reading Zipping up the A-Z Challenge
I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart: but really with it, and in it.Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights The peepers are singing in the cool Spring air. Night has fallen like an old … Continue reading Yearning for Something Yet Unknown: A Stream of Unconscious Longing