a gift to bring you

you have no idea how hard i’ve looked for a gift to bring you. nothing seemed right. what’s the point … More


i want to ask the happiest person in the world whether it was worth it, all the sacrifices he made … More


permit yourself to flow and overflow.

each other’s pain

in sickness and in sickness. that is what i wish for you. don’t seek or expect miracles. there are no … More

true mirrors.

some of us are surrounded by destructive people who tell us: we’re worthless when we’re endlessly valuable, that we’re stupid … More

blue elephants

when you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon.  // you color outside the lines. // you color however you … More

kisses placed

there were a series of closing kisses, goodbye kisses, kisses placed like lids on boxes— then the lid would pop … More

let us all unite

i’m sorry, but i don’t want to be an emperor. that’s not my business. i don’t want to rule or … More


everyone now and again wonders about those questions that have no ready answers: first cause, god’s existence, what happens when … More

fear and suffering

he who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears × michel de montaigne ×

what you’re wearing

document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing… … More

a lifetime to learn

the hardest thing in the world to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. first you have … More

and refute it

if i were running a school, i’d have one standing assignment that would begin in the first grade and go … More

the guest house

// this being human is a guest house. every morning a new arrival. a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness … More

the curious paradox

// the curious paradox is that: when i accept myself just as I am, then i can change. × carl r. rogers × from … More

maybe it’s not

maybe it’s not really ugly, or b/r/o/k/e/n, or iMpeRfecT. maybe it’s your perspective that’s b/r/o/k/e/n. iMpeRfecTioN is beautiful to a … More

none of it

people will love you. people will hate you. and none of it [ .will have anything to do with you. … More