Category: Notebook

Right this second (now)

It’s been a while, you and your letters that all came together out of the broadness of my mind. Back when I’d just let my heart go onto keys and out would come bits of my brain and heart and memories and hopes and, well, you know the rest. It’s been a while since I simply released, let that control…

Forest for the Trees

“don’t follow your passion, follow your curiosity.” ~ elizabeth gilbert Maybe that’s what it is. So many look and look while refusing to see. That’s what stifles me, what frustrates me, what causes the cursing and sends me straight to the garden to sit on the earth until I am quiet again. Do I return, do I quit, do I…

Magpie 188

Thank you, I said.  Thank you, he said back.  We walked, we ran, we stumbled towards the ocean and over the ocean and back again.  We certainly have seen a lot over these past few years, you said. And I wouldn’t change any of them for the world, because where we are now, where we are headed?  That is beauty,…

Magpie 182

there is a time and there was a time and yet today, today is the time. i sit and reach out and there it is – my life, my bliss, my unwavering fidelity, my chapters unwritten and those from long ago, dusty with lessons and aches and adventure.  i am with each moment, floating above and lying within, tracing the…

Magpie 181

it was just me then, a girl in a mirror, closing her eyes, a little smile when she moved just so and a bit like this and that. my girlhood, my memory of those years, hearing music and turning and dipping, it was never anything i left behind, just the part of me tucked away. my sweet, my dear, you…

Magpie 180

when i wrote you, i wrote of good things and how we’d someday be. we’d someday be up top on that hill, sittin’ there, you lookin’ at me, me lookin’ at you, smilin’ that little smile. we were, we did, we saw.  you loved me and you love me and you will love me, love me like there was nothin’…

Magpie 170

let it go, i asked you.  heal yourself, i asked you. what we once thought as cool, as sexy even…it is lost. leave it behind and when you’ll look back you’ll be amazed at the journey. what was started decades ago will be safely archived…and you can begin a freed man. walk away from that with no more justification or…

Magpie 169

you know i never needed a lot.  i watch you watch the  bees anchoring themselves into those sunflowers and am reminded of the way i would pick the smaller, scandalous blooms from the ground…don’t blow, they’ll spread the weeds everywhere, they’d tell us, yet we’d still make wishes and dream about having a horse someday and a big house where…

Magpie 168

you wrote me while i was sleeping and you kissed me every day until the sun came up and the cows went home and every morning you’d be there, either with your head propped up on one hand, laying on your side waiting to talk to me when i awoke, brushing the hair away from my face and smiling at…

Magpie 163

well no one on earth would ever have thought and by that i mean the clouds that i look at and the sun that rests upon your skin means we are and we will be, not just someday but on that day. you are my gift, i am your present day, we are each other’s tomorrow. the way i see…