If You Numb the Darkness, You Numb the Light

  “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

Let’s Kiss the Whole Damn World

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

355 Days – For M.

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.