Category Archives: love

from a mother to her daughters.

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happy mother’s day

to my daughters

who have shared in

my seemingly endless graduations

and all of

 our many, many other adventures and misadventures,

i  am grateful to you and love you for this

you’ve made me happy

watching you all grow

from amazing daughters into amazing mothers

you are my idols. 

“i don’t have to be perfect.

all is have to do is show up and enjoy

the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.”

-kerry washington

out of stone.

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“i believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.

to not be like your parents.

to not be like your friends.

to be yourself.

to cut yourself out of stone.’

-henry rollins

 

 

 

credits: Chad Knight digital sculpture, right brained, wild child

beneath.

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Beneath The Sweater And The Skin

How many years of beauty do I have left?

she asks me.

How many more do you want?

Here. Here is 34. Here is 50.

When you are 80 years old

and your beauty rises in ways

your cells cannot even imagine now

and your wild bones grow luminous and ripe,

having carried the weight

of a passionate life.

When your hair is aflame

with winter

and you have decades of

learning and leaving and loving

sewn into 

the corners of your eyes

and your children come home

to find their own history

in your face.

When you know what it feels like to fail

ferociously

and have gained the 

capacity

to rise and rise and rise again.

When you can make your tea

on a quiet and ridiculously lonely afternoon

and still have a song in your heart

Queen owl wings beating

beneath the cotton of your sweater.

Because your beauty began there

beneath the sweater and the skin,

remember?

This is when I will take you 

into my arms and coo

YOU BRAVE AND GLORIOUS THING

you’ve come so far..

I see you.

Your beauty is breathtaking.

 

 

 

 

Credits: Author: Jeannette Encinias, Studio Yuki Photography, Thank you Russ Thomas

joy, love, peace.

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May the coming New Year bring you joy, love and peace.

愿新年为您带来快乐,友爱和宁静。

yuàn xīnnián wèi nín dàilàái kuàilè, yǒu’ài hé níngjìng.

what would bring you joy, love, or peace in the new year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: freepik

each other.

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“people fail to get along because they fear each other;

they fear each other because they don’t know each other;

they don’t know each other

because they have not communicated with each other.”

– dr. martin luther king, jr.

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image credit: shutterstock

on fire.

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so much romance
at the car wash today
as this couple wandered around the lot
kissing and kissing and kissing yet again
waiting for their car to be finished
not noticing that their car
was long ago completed
and up front waiting for them.
“the kiss would have been magical I was sure,
if I hadn’t caught my marshmallow on fire and dropped it on his shoe.”
― holly hood, Ink

favorite things.

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i’m very honored to see

that i was squeezed in between

‘tacos’ and ‘fall’

as one of my grandie’s favorite things. 

life does not get better than that.

i love you too.

“every day is quite unique, which is one of my favorite things!”

-payal kadakia