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 
is what we were born for.  
As many times as I forget, 
catch myself charging forward
 without even knowing where I’m going, 
that many times I can make the choice 
to stop, to breathe, and be,
 and walk slowly into the mystery”.

 

~ Danna Faulds

 

 

 

 

 

Hi

 

 

 

 

“Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke.”
~ Joss Whedon

 

 

 

calm before the storm

 

 

 

 

the stillness is palpable
as a snowstorm approaches
I feel the same excitement
as when I was young

 

 

waiting on family

 

Happy Thanksgiving
to all who celebrate

patchwork

 

 

“Memory is the great deceiver.  Perhaps there are some individuals whose memories act like tape recordings, daily records of their lives complete in every detail, but I am not one of them.  My memory is a patchwork of occurrences, of discontinuous events roughly sewn together; The parts I remember, I remember precisely, whilst other sections seemed to have vanished completely.”

~ Neil Gaiman