Monday, December 24, 2012

wishing all of you love and light this christmas season and throughout the year

Thursday, November 22, 2012

even when we are stripped bare,
life emerges.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy hauntings all!

Friday, October 12, 2012

is for pumpkins
three in a row.

is for quiet
teaching my soul to grow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

the only thing constant is change

Sunday, July 22, 2012

there are days when walking is the best way to get where you're going.
and days when only a car will do.
sometimes we need a plane to get there,
or a boat,
or a train.
the days that you take a bike to get where you're going....?
those are the days that you remember the most.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

i don't have time,
time has me.
although i sometimes run from it,
it finds me anyway.
and if i go purposely looking for it,
i can only find it in the most unlikely places.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

i struggle to fit in,
and yet,
i struggle to stand out.
i'm not sure which the answer is,
but maybe,
it lies
in the struggle

Thursday, May 31, 2012

whenever i leave,
it's in the hopes that i'll return to a better me.

i will be away for about 2 weeks
and i wish you all well. ox

Saturday, May 26, 2012

my very talented sister in law and i collaborated on a project to honor our mother in law when she passed away in march. the poem was written by joan hanna and i had the honor of illustrating it. please check out her amazing writing here

Saturday, May 19, 2012

honored to be interviewed here

Sunday, May 13, 2012

to those......
those incredible women out there
who care willingly,
who multi-task efficiently,
and let go bravely,
mentor carefully,
laugh heartily,
listen intently,
love fiercely,
who settle squabbles peacefully,
run errands constantly,
rock their babes tenderly,
wipe noses endlessly,
shuttle service tirelessly,
hug tightly,
they worry deeply,
and question themselves daily,
but they mother incredibly,
the sisterhood of women out there
we call mom


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

the older we get, the more we yearn to touch our beginnings. to remind ourselves of the roots from which we grew......................... deep thanks to all of you for your prayers and beautiful support. ox

Monday, April 23, 2012

the path of my beginnings started with friends. and i carried those friends with me throughout my high school and college days. i said goodbye to one of those friends today. and as i walked around the room, i watched the many intersections of the paths of her life come together in the form of the people she had loved, in her work as a nurse, in her church family and in the love of her husband and children left numb by the suddeness of her death. all those paths reflected in the people who gathered to remember her..... their own intersections written on their faces, embraced in their hearts, and grown richer through her love. i was lucky enough to be one of those people in her path..... one of those many, many intersections in her remarkable life. and as i looked through the many pictures that were laid out on the tables, i found my own path affirmed once more as i found those goofy, smiling pictures of us when we were young, with ridiculous 80's hair and wide open eyes....... when we never knew that the intersection of our paths would forever be the foundation for every future relationship we would build from that point on........ affirming my path, whatever that might be, but walking it with one less friend.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

does this leash make me look fat?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

grief never fills you completely up,
although it sometimes feels
there is always some space
for beauty
and laughter.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

it's what we always think we need to strive towards.....
that we can somehow attain it if we just try hard enough....
that a certain amount of space and time will yield us this magical

when honestly,
sometimes all we can really expect of ourselves is resolution at best.

and i think that's okay.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

the things i have come away with lately have more to do with departure
and less on arrival.
more to do with taking risks,
and less on survival.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

i believe that when we take in the energy of a place
and breathe it into our souls,
that a part of our own energy lingers there
long after we're gone

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

i think i've finally realized
that what it might be all about
is trying to run a course of direction through the space of life
without running off the road trying to read the map

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

the thing about time is that even when we try so very hard
to contain it,
it always slips through the cracks that we didn't see-
didn't account for
and had no way of knowing even existed
it washes over us every minute of the day and erodes us
like water over stones...
etching us into things that we never saw before-
didn't account for
and had no way of knowing even could

Sunday, January 15, 2012

it's never long that winter falls from grace before
it redeems itself again in the most
profound way.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

i wish i had known
that i didn't know what i thought i knew
so i at least would know something.