Monday, March 27, 2017

The Center of the City

Every time I see of picture of Notre Dame I'm reminded of the small apartment were we stayed. Clear as day I can see it in the edge of any photo. Listening to the bells playing in the morning, and the lines form in the afternoon. An endless summer was spent in those days sitting and in the shadow of the Notre Dame.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Sound of Settling

"I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark." - Raymond Carver

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bleeding Love

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”
—Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

An old favorite book of mine from long ago.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Moving North

I'm trying to fathom moving to a place exactly opposite of where I grew up, opposite of everything I know. Now that I'm here in Utah without Andrew, Utah is beginning to feel foreign and dry. I think I'm ready. I look at the plants growing by the road and expect them to be wild flowers, not desert bushes. Driving down the freeway, I'm shocked by the amount of buildings and road I can see. I've begun to need the dense trees, need the green, needing the water that appears just around the corner. I'm finally ready. I need change.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

I've been Afraid of Changing

"I'm restless.
Things are calling
Me away. My hair is
Being pulled by the
Stars again."

-Anais Nin

Summer is here. And so am I.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

June on the West Coast

"There is a language older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We do not even remember that is exists." --Derrick Jensen

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Things Fall Apart

'The as the dog said, "If I fall down for you and you fall down for me, it is play." Marriage should be a play not a fight; so we are falling down again.' -Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart