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In west on 02/27/2014 at 10:39 pm

I once had a garden filled with flowers that grew only on dark thoughts but they need constant attention & one day I decided I had better things to do.



In east on 02/25/2014 at 10:42 pm

ARTIST: unknown


saturday morning thoughts

In west on 02/22/2014 at 12:09 pm

If your ceiling should fall down, then you have lost a room, but gained a courtyard. Think of it that way.

She had so much love to give – she had always felt that – and now there was somebody to whom she could give this love, and that, she knew, was good; for that is what redeems us, that is what makes our pain and sorrow bearable – this giving of love to others, this sharing of the heart.

These men were like leeches; they sucked away at the goodness of a woman’s heart until it was dry and all her love had been used up. That took a long time, he knew, because women seemed to have vast reservoirs of goodness in them.

Alexander McCall Smith


lesson learned

In west on 02/17/2014 at 9:23 pm



the plague hit on wednesday & still lingers in my body. Lacey came to visit over the weekend, though i wasn’t the ideal host. i cheated with gluten for the first time in 6 weeks to indulge in ramen and i am suffering now. it’s a full lifestyle change, no cheating.



only by the brave

In south on 02/12/2014 at 11:18 pm


“I don’t want to look like someone would be lucky to have me, I want to look like someone would be lucky to survive me. I don’t ride the wind; I am the wind and I am carving my topography with brushstrokes both delicate and bold.

I want her to have a heart like an ocean: endlessly vast, full of wonder, and navigable only by the brave.  I want her to wake up in the biggest, empty bed and stretch like a cat, taking all the space just because she can.”


This and That

In south on 02/10/2014 at 9:46 pm


This is my life’s work. This is my legacy. This is what I am leaving behind.” said a client during a conference call last week.

If that doesn’t rattle your bones, what does? (Look for that, endlessly.)

Goals: (1) Always acknowledge “that” (2) Find “this” 



In west on 02/09/2014 at 1:47 pm


from Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2014 line


positively present

In east on 02/09/2014 at 10:39 am

ARTIST: unknown

8. Celebrate just about anything, often 
I love vibrant people who are always celebrating even the smallest of events, accomplishments and more. One might even suggest that celebrating failures and disappointments could be useful, too (they are life lessons, after all).

Notes on living here.



In south on 02/06/2014 at 5:35 pm

Vadim Stein

Dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body. 

Walt Whitman


time equations

In west on 02/05/2014 at 12:18 am


I removed gluten from my diet a month ago; learning to develop new habits.

As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t. Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.  –Murakami