…I felt the same way. Maybe you will, too.
There are moments where I just have to open up my arms wide because life is coming at me with such momentum. And then, for a bit, I am flying…
It makes me smile and laugh every time. And it teaches me something new every time. With that said – enjoy! And – to outdoor pianos! — pp. 52-53 of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Shortly after we moved into the depot, Mom decided that what we really needed was a piano. Dad found […]
We spend these warm summer nights on our porch, my Mama, Dad, and I. With the half-moon and shooting stars above us, the nightly breeze around us, and the dim candle light between us, we exchange life stories. Our voices may be low and the words fleeting, but the messages will stay. Forever. Because they […]
Every meeting molds me. This one was particularly special, especially since it was framed by delicious Belgium beer and waffles, long nights in the narrow allies and down by the canal, and tandem rides through the summer fields and to the sea. Bruges, you’re one charming little town and diverse travel destiny – you’re simply […]
Last week, I felt that strong pull towards a newly familiar place and an anciently familiar face: I just had to go back to Konstanz, and I just needed to see my sister. So, the girls and I packed a few things, hopped in the car, and got on the road. A little over six hours later, […]
A funeral, a baptism, a birthday, a wedding anniversary, a wedding, a hospital visit, and a high school graduation, all in just 14 days. So raise your glass and cry – or raise your glass and smile – but raise your glass regardless. This is life … and it always comes full circle. – Kayley H. […]
I’d much rather hug the priest*. Or shake hands. Or do the European cheek-cheek kiss-kiss. But the whole kneeling business… in front of him and in front of God… it’s not working for me. It just isn’t, never has. Because after all, what kind of God am I serving? What kind of humanity? What kind […]
Gray skies, thick clouds. Cold sand, freezing waves. Merciless winds. Big jackets, fleece blankets, woolen socks. Steaming tea and red wine. Cigars and low voices. Old records and slow blues. Somber evenings, gloomy mornings. Long, deep talks throughout all of it. Family, gathering in joy and gratitude, in spite of the autumnal weathers. Family, making […]
Blue skies. Clear waters. Far shores. Long walks. Deep talks. Snorting swims. Cold beers. Divine desserts. Best people. …Happiest living in this part of paradise.
Hey You who walk there every morn crawl and mourn. Don’t! Look up! From your feet the cracks in the road, your road None of that’s gonna change. Ok maybe, but you’d have to wait. Don’t! Look up, now, and live. Show your face, your eyes and be great now yes you.
That taste of sweet cherries, hot air on my tongue Mmh… remind me of way back when I was young couldn’t tie those knots didn’t know how, not even that, just had the cherry sweetness, purely. So I’m reminded, in the hot air, this summer night, with that knot on my tongue, made out of […]
With a flood of bright, warm rays, day you come with your wide wings, their feathers made of clear air, you kiss my nose, tickle my belly, my toes you greet me, envelop me, take me out of my white sheets, gently, hold me, breathe life into my limbs, and joy, brush through my hair, swoosh, caress my […]
Big, big drops fall on the hot earth, the thirsty earth on us, the lonely lovers from above, up above from that big blue firmament that breathes with us, every day in and out, always has, that holds us in the foreverembrace, takes our loved ones, gives new life. Big, big drops fall, and wash and […]
Like stranded whales, we roll on the floor, our sand, our beach, right here, inside, our bellies up, towards the sun our minds up there too, in the big wide blue no, more like kids, as we are free, free to get up, walk and talk, like the grownups do if we want, maybe tomorrow, right […]
An ode to and from my heart, even though words will never, never be enough. — My heart, my heart, my lovely heart, as you leap and leap again pumping hot red blood along, and joy, through my veins, my chest, my soul, let me hold you for a bit, just a bit, to tell […]
This song has lived since the beginning of time and in all ends of the earth, in all of us. In holy places and the rain, it is sung and danced, that song, the soulsong of man. It is that one which you know so well, deep within, and she and he and they and […]
Verzag nicht, nicht heut und nicht am Morgen, im Sturm der Gezeiten, der Gefühle, im Falle, während Du Deine Kreise ziehst, und wende Dich der Sonne zu während Du wartest, in der Wüste auf die Oase. Wie’s scheint, im Aug der Zeit ist der Reifen der Zeit der um Dich liegt, der wächst und immer […]
It pours down my throat hot, fast, this something with every breath I take, I will call it goodness that it must be, surely, what else could it be, and into my every pore even the smallest out of my nose back in and into my lungs through my every vein. It quickens my pulse […]