*Warning - Triggers, difficult topic, graphic imagery*
Author Note: As I post more frequently, I am weaving in posts I drafted when I first considered taking Pensive Impulse live; only took four years, I acquired it in 2012! This is the very first post I wrote in April 2016, but not the first one I published. Read More
"We should always remember--To themselves, no one is just another person."
In my commitment to cultivating this seedling space of writing and connection, these pieces of me, I will be sharing the range, the raw, the now, the then, the tough, the terrible, the terrific and the dreams that carry me through every day. A closed bug, intensely private; unless you're on my hand of friends, I'm a vault. It has been hard for me to peel the onion, especially in times of rampant social media. In my acceptance of who I am, I am committed to living my best life. As one who writes for breathing, it's self preservation, sheer living and sharing the 'excess,' full stop. Read More
Fourteen years ago a boy married a girl. Read More
Under dimming hues Read More
of brilliant rust and crimson
across the Great Beyond,
This morning another jolt…We form our opinions whether they were famous or not. "They had everything. I'd love to have their problems. They were so selfish, they don't care about who is left behind." I've heard these and more. If you're human, then you're going to struggle. What causes me to struggle may be your superpower. What trips you up may not phase me. Or maybe we both can understand how deep the rabbit hole can go. Who can truly comprehend the demons of another? The journey of another? Read More
Sam, my daughter, my LoveBug about to turn 5, has been fighting high fever and Flu B this week. This is just another in a long line of sick since new years, seems the case for most folks we know, this season being a tough one, and boy we're sick of sick. We've had to put a lot of activities on hold and just when we think we can get back to something, some other sick strikes.
It's a gloomish day, has sure felt like a gloomish week; I could use soul stir. A sunbeam. Even a spider. Read More
What day is this?
Last Friday, Hurricane Harvey made landfall leaving behind massive destruction. An unfeeling storm propelled by unfeeling elements as homes and businesses were blown away upon impact, as waters rose and rose and rose, as lives were lost. Millions of lives have been forever changed.
I remember looking out the... Read More
Kintsugi is the incredible form of Japanese art focused on repairing damaged pottery. Known as the 'golden repair,' the technique involves combining lacquer with gold, silver or platinum to form new bonds.
The narrative of a piece being reworked undergoes enriching fortification, efforts in of themselves that preserve and extol its existence and passage along its particular journey - its golden journey. The act of forging new bonds... Read More