waking up

            “It takes only a moment to breathe, 
a moment to be still, and just like that,
 something in me settles, softens,
 makes space for imperfection.
 The harsh voice of judgement 
drops to a whisper and 
I remember again 
that life isn’t a relay race,
 that we will all cross the finish line, 
that waking up to life 


        something about foggy mornings allows one to ease into the day I walk a little slower            

begin again

            “i don’t pay attention to the world ending. it has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.” ~ Nayyirah Waheed          

morning fuel

      “There’s a safety in thinking in a diner. You can have your coffee or your milk shake, and you can go off into strange dark areas, and always come back to the safety of the diner.”   ~ David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity          


      the sweet scent of oranges warm yellow walls her curtains were gingham like the aprons she sewed