we are so tiny
the size our worries should be
nothing in the scheme
“i believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it.
it is a basic human desire.
and it also puts our worries in perspective.”
art/photo credits: Starry Night, Anna Roberts (acrylic painting on gesso board), Discovery Channel
my favorite soft and worn shirt
kind of sums up my whole day.
a trail of drips
followed me down the hall
leaving a mark
the scene of a fresh crime.
some days are just like that.
tomorrow i’ll start again
i’ll eat something without sauce
wear something soft and worn
hoping for a return to comfort.
“living is messy”
-traci chee, The Speaker
and who could possibly resist
looking deeper into
most anything deemed
‘used and unusual’?
both rich qualities
rife with stories and possibility
many of us could be described this very same way
after having lived a while
and comfortably settling into
what makes us who we really are.
“it’s also not unusual for writers to look backward. because that’s your pool of resources.”
after consulting with
my bazooka bubblegum wrapper
to consider my fortune
i see that it really
summed it all up
in just five words:
“i have absolutely no idea.”
‘henceforth I ask not good fortune. i myself am good fortune.”
– Walt Whitman, from Song of the Open Road
“since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.”
e. joseph cossman
image credit: pngitem.com
“love your whole story even if it hasn’t been the perfect fairy tale.”
-marilyn moushigian koulouris
image credit: m.e. mcnair
walking by the heidelberg
a place that brims with happy noise
now sitting silent and empty
their words remind me –
we need more of that.
“the world i believe is far too serious, and being far too serious….
it has need of a wise and merry philosophy.”
-ann arbor, michigan, usa, april 2020
forsythia bright in my quarantine kitchen
blossoms have begun to fall
everything is temporary.
“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” – pema chodron
be filled with wonder,
be touched by peace.
quote credit: jarius l. adams
sign on a closed store window, found while walking in a very quiet downtown
“life is such a rolling coaster, either you roll with it willingly,
or roll with it unwillingly, but you must roll either way.”