Monthly Archives: April 2012

old bunnies

a dance professor of mine, someone who had healed her own cancer, recommended stephen levine’s books to me when i was 20 years old. through reading his books detailing meditations and self-reflective exercises, stephen levine became one of my mentors that i haven’t met in person. … Continue reading

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treasure chest confessions

confession: i have a treasure chest filled with jewels, crystals, and stones. every once in a while, i pour out its contents and touch the treasures, hold them, rub them between my thumb and forefinger, lay them on my arms, hands, … Continue reading

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needing each other

if we assume for a moment that i need you and you need me, and we extend our assumptions to claim that your life matters to me and mine matters to you because we need each other, then for the … Continue reading

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confessions of thigh bruises

confession: i fled town for a few days to attend the baptism of my youngest godchild. after going out saturday night, my first thought upon waking on sunday morning was “it is 8 am, i’m still drunk, i’ve got plenty … Continue reading

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put down the chocolate

on our way to the airport, we’re mocking my life because my life is easy compared to everyone else we know. i don’t have to do anything. i don’t have to go anywhere i don’t want to go. conversely, i … Continue reading

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go back to sleep

“There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken, a shatteredness out of which comes the unshatterable. There is a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy and a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength. There is … Continue reading

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numb shocked confessions

confession: i tumbled heart-first into a new depth of hopelessness yesterday after finding out that my ex-wife married her abuser.  confession: after learning that she married him, i had a suicidal flash quickly eradicated by the thought, “if i killed myself, w. … Continue reading

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