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
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“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.”
home and in self-imposed quarantine
soon to venture back out
to the stars, the blue sky, the river, and the woods.
‘the vast differences that separate the stars are providential.
beings and worlds are quarantined from each other.
the quarantine is lifted only
for those with sufficient self-knowledge and judgement
to have safely traveled from star to star.’
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even in the midst of the most challenging of times
the flowers never cease to bloom.
“can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?”
~ maurice maeterlinck
nectarine tree on a sunny day in sierra vista, arizona, usa