Today, an almost poem or something…

“You have been to hell, Ketut?” He smiled. Of course he’s been there. “What’s it like in hell?” “Same like in heaven,” he said. He saw my confusion and tried to explain. “Universe is a circle, Liss.” He said. “To up, to down — all same, at end.” I remembered an old Christian mystic notion:…

Forgive everyone everything

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” ~ Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner It’s a process. You want to but you don’t want to. You tried, you failed, you tried again….

When a man loves a woman…the simple truth

  We can hide behind poetic musings…soften whatever brutal edges with a little beauty and sweetness. But there’s no hiding in a post like this one. There isn’t any poetry to be had either. Here, in a space of simple truths, we piece ourselves back together, and we bleed as we pick up bits of heart and soul like…

The ‘off-ness’ you can not avoid: a letter to myself, and to you

“To be closed from everything, and yet to feel, to think…This is the truth of hell, stripped of its gaudy medievalisms. This loss of contact.” ― Joanne Harris, Chocolat Dear self…and you…yes, you, When you get to ‘a certain age’, you may still not know all that much about anything, but at least you know when,…

This we must urgently, quickly and always know about love

I’ve said it before that there is one…one story, in all the books and all the movies and all the love letters. And once again, I find proof. It’s so strange, and so miraculous to find yourself translating your own thoughts and lessons…written into words by someone else. My thoughts and lessons were lived in English. These…

Living with denial: a slow suicide for the sake of comfort

  So how much denial are we willing to endure for the sake of comfort? Apparently, quite a lot. Because let’s face it, we are creatures of comfort. Yes, we applaud the heroes and rebels, we get misty-eyed over motivational speeches and stories that reach happily-ever-afters despite the most excruciating challenges. But when it comes…

The full blue moon of ‘now or never’ on July 31

I never post twice in a day. But this I have to share because it fits so perfectly with the post I published earlier about the right time and the right person. Coincidence? More like synchronicity. Enjoy the read and….well….go for it. When is now. (this article was taken from http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/07/unprecedented-blue-moon-in-aquarius-now-or-never/) “Once in a blue moon…

The right person, the right time

  The right picture. The perfect picture really, the only one that truly worked for a very important project. I had found it and knew it as I know my name. But I didn’t know to handle it in Photoshop so as to be able to use it. No matter what I tried it just wasn’t working….

Simply…infinite tenderndess

“Your love should never be offered to the mouth of a Stranger Only to someone who has the valor and daring to cut pieces of their soul off with a knife Then weave them into a blanket to protect you.” ~ Hafiz   It turns out you can be song. A wished for song. And not…

A difficult truth, because it is so simple

Beyond the many veils of this difficult life lies a simple truth. And just as this truth can free us into a real and complete happiness, it can also shred us into a bitter shame or painful settling. Because you see, what is in this noisy world full of blood and dirt ultimately doesn’t matter. Because it is…

It’s never “better the devil you know”

Because the devil we know is still the devil. And yes, it seems much easier to deal with what we can at least predict than it is to risk drastic change. The shackles are familiar. In time, we always develop coping routines to get us through another day. We learn to tell ourselves many different stories about how…

Love and blessings this Easter

“You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.” ~ Shannon L. Alder The first of the two Easters is here once again. (I celebrate two, which gives me something to explain every year.) And of course, it’s time for bright ribbons, colored eggs in a white porcelain bowl, and that…