Category Archives: random thoughts

Halo

I watched you in the sunlight standing over me. In that one instant you didn’t seem to belong; out of place; out of synch; as if the sun had dropped you upon this earth. Pale hair, golden skin, tawny golden … Continue reading

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Breath

In a breath, everything changes. I turn my head to see the distant sound of someone else’s conversation or the flicker of movement in the corner of my eye only to discover something has grown in front of me. Organic, … Continue reading

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Experiment

What is an experiment but a test that you have control over? You set the parameters, the assumptions you have to operate within, but you set the conditions from which the world blooms. The blossom unveils true colors that may … Continue reading

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Why I am a shallow blogger

1. I’m not lazy. My father used to call it that, but I’ve learned that my focus is a perfect symptom of a functioning depressive. I approach everything with intensity and verve but while I can maintain this far longer … Continue reading

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Countdown

Five. I’ve never understood the golden rings, when the number five has always been more like a hand lifted in the expression of unarmed proof or perhaps halt. Four. Two plus two or two times two, the number of the … Continue reading

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Blue

Why is it a color of sorrow? It is the color of a clear day free from fog or rain. The hue of succulent fruit, of reflective ocean waves greetings in such familiar fashion, and clean toilet bowls. Antiseptic, scoured … Continue reading

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Embrace paradoxical anachronisms

I sing Good King Wenseslaus in the middle of June. I crave Italian ice in December. Because it storms, I eat pie for breakfast, but sausages and pancakes for dinner. I have picnicked beneath a table during a blizzard and … Continue reading

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Today

Tomorrow is a thought away – a hope, a wish, a distant goal with all the world to support and embrace to make all that kinetic potential eventually possible. Yesterday is a melancholic dream filled with golden edges and foggy … Continue reading

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A dog’s life – morning

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One of those days

A metallic taste taints my tastebuds, lingering upon my lingual compass with no ascertained reason. Was there something I ate? Something I drank? It leaves me uneasy and out of sorts. I can forget for a few moments if I … Continue reading

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Hustle and Bustle

Meet my new friends, Hustle and Bustle. Hustle always wears mismatched socks. She doesn’t know what time it is and never wears a watch. Her hair is flyaway tendrils whipping in the wind, brittle, uncontrollable locks. When she speaks, it’s … Continue reading

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Useful at the most hectic time

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The Five Year Plan – reversed

At a job interview, they ask “what is your five year plan?” But I can’t plan my dinner, how can I plan five years in the future? But the past, I could tell you the past. Five years ago, I’d … Continue reading

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Done

Stick a fork in. I have been steeped in your juices of bureaucratic nothingness, time-consuming busyness business, and games. How did we go from kick the can to point the finger? It tires me beyond reason to shoulder the world … Continue reading

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Family

One word to sum up a lifetime of love, frustration, and the most complex emotions known to man. The greatest source of responsibility, even when you find their actions reprehensible, wrong, or distressing. You still have these chains hanging about … Continue reading

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Isolation

i·so·la·tion ˌīsəˈlāSHən/Submit noun the process or fact of isolating or being isolated. Any dancer can tell you that isolations are exercises to focus on a particular part of the body and move it independently. This seems a more accurate sense … Continue reading

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