“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso … More Grace Notes: Risk Dreaming.
How can we risk it? How can we show our soft underbelly in a world that is full of predators and serial killers and wife beaters and bullies? How can we risk being seen, when even those closest to us might decide one day to call it off, to walk off with a waitress, to … More Vulnerable & On the Verge
“If you numb the darkness, you numb the light.” ~ Brene Brown, Daring Greatly Can Your Hear Me? Lately, I sometimes feel much like the character, Major Tom, in David Bowie’s song, Space Oddity. I am floating in my tin can, high above the world, observing, taking notes, compiling questions. My air supply is … More If You Numb the Darkness, You Numb the Light
Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. ~ Dylan Thomas I woke up in the middle of the night last night and realized that in the end, everything — every experience, every choice, every mistake — is about love. There is nothing else. There’s just love. It’s the … More Let’s Kiss the Whole Damn World
I wonder sometimes when I will stop longing for the outcome to be different between us. I wonder when I will truly accept that there is no “us”. I wonder when I will realize that I made the right choice, the empowered choice; in fact, I made the only choice I could. I know that I need and deserve certainty. I also know that life is not certain, nothing is; certainly not the love of another human being. It is inherently risky, even on a bell-clear day. There is no certainty in whether love will last, whether love will come, or whether that particular love will choose me, above all others. I cannot control the heart that beats in another person’s chest. I can only continually be willing to risk my own heart. … More 355 Days – For M.