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Flowers, always, and always

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” – Claude Monet There’s something beautifully haunting in the way that flowers elegantly submit as they fade and wilt. We should all be so graceful.

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On Giving Thanks

On Giving Thanks

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Fall is my favorite season, hands down. Of the fall months, I have to say that I absolutely adore October. Yet, October has historically delivered some big, punch-in-my-gut kind of news:  my nephew, my  brother’s first-born child,Continue Reading

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A Billion Suns

A Billion Suns

A BILLION SUNS this body was once a thousand miles old a hundred feathers wide a teardrop deep. one part of it was light one part of it was hunger one part of it was open one part was lost to wild abandon. this body is now empty. this body is overflowing. this body isContinue Reading

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Anne the Bully

Anne the Bully

“And indeed there will be time to wonder, ‘Do I dare?’ and, ‘Do I dare?’” – T. S. Eliot in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” I’ve been reading so very many wildly inspirational stories from writers I admire that all spin from the common thread of just getting started in whatever it isContinue Reading

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The Nth Degree of Just Right

The Nth Degree of Just Right

“‘This porridge is too hot!’ she exclaimed. She then tasted the porridge from the second bowl. ‘This porridge is too cold,’ she said.  She then tasted the last bowl of porridge.  ‘Ahhh, this porridge is just right,’ she said happily, and she ate it all up.” – Goldilocks and the Three Bears I’m not sureContinue Reading

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On Being on Display

On Being on Display

“It’s not our art, but our heart that’s on display.” – Gary Holland I have an exhibit!  So excited to be partnering with Hacienda de las Rosas Winery for a showing of my work during the month of November.  The photographs on display will be women in motion, a concept on which I’ve been working thatContinue Reading

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On Leaning into the Fear

On Leaning into the Fear

“Lean into it.  The outcome doesn’t matter.  All that matters is that you were you there for it, whatever ‘it’ is.” – People Like Us (2012) We’ve all been there. Paralyzed by fear, scared to take the leap, listening to our own quiet, small, loud and large voices that keep us spinning over the firesContinue Reading

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Not-So-Sweet Little Lies

Not-So-Sweet Little Lies

“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” ― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders I recently saw this post by the Business Insider regarding the lies that people tell themselves, and while it didn’t completely speak to me, it made me think. And I like things that make me think. What is theContinue Reading

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Living Room Dance Party

Living Room Dance Party

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey Artwork via Google images; artists unknown. Haynes, party of 1, Haynezzzzzzz? Sunday night, my place.  Me, trolling through my iTunes library, jamming to tunes, old andContinue Reading

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For Love of Lloyd

For Love of Lloyd

“There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny.” – Steven Pressfield   “Would you like a sample, miss?” I heard the words, cloaked in a heavy Jamaican accent, but they didn’t quite register. Was he talking to me? Calling me “miss”? Oh heck yeah,Continue Reading

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On Getting the Face

On Getting the Face

“l’m telling you it was a hit-and-run. No, a face-and-run. lt was a full frontal attack of the face.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City You know the face. The one that people give you when they’re uneasy with what you’re saying, or what you’re doing, and they want to convey that feeling withoutContinue Reading

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