building bridges

The other way around it?

The tendency, I believe it is fair to say, with dating, is to put best your best foot forward, especially in the beginnings of courtship (ah courtship – what a beautiful thing!). You know look your best, walk your best,…

building bridges

A Family Christmas

We have a policy in our family that sais that nobody should spend Christmas alone.  As such, we have an open door policy that welcomes, year after year, a variety of people to join us for the holidays. Some years…


Could vs Should

“Just because we could, doesn’t mean we should.”  My friend Maria (who happens to make the best vegan brownies ever) said that.  She was relating it to  the food chain, I’m relating it to many things. Over consumption, for example…

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love as freedom

‎”If you cage a wild thing, you can be sure it will die, but if you let it run free, nine times out of ten it will run back home.” ― Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe…

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just a thought

There are many reasons why people choose to commit – but there is only one sustainable reason and that reason is love. As you decide to “love” someone for “the rest of your life” make knowing their values a priority…

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Before I close the chapter to the book we’ll never write I want to say it’s been said, you don’t fall in love with the person you fall in love with who you are with that person until I stood…

just a girl


walking home in the cold pondering wasted beauty silk skin raising towards your hands years spent to get here not a sincere soul to deeply soak it in pointless beauty pointless beauty inside, outside thrown away body walks as if…

grief to relief

Unmarked Boxes (Rumi)

Oh how I love Rumi… Unmarked Boxes Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. The child weaned from mother’s milk now drinks wine and honey mixed. God’s joy moves from unmarked box to unmarked box, from cell…

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The Violin and its Melody

  The sound of your violin may be beautiful but I am more interested in the melody of your music than the notes you make with your instrument Your notes over time are just as a important as your notes…