I was an ambitious young thing twenty-five years ago. I was working hard to make all the right moves so I could have a successful, and therefore well-paying, career. I dreamed of being a photographer, but I didn’t see how that was going to make any money, so I floundered around looking…Read More
In that moment, the truth, my truth, didn’t even occur to me! The truth was that I didn’t want to spend my money that way. Yes, I really wanted to see my friends, but I would have been happy for vodka tonics on the porch.
It never occurred to me that I could choose…Read More
We think that inspiration must be BIG, that it must march in on us with trumpets wailing and lightening flashing; that it must lead us to do great deeds which will be worthy of campfire legends.
But what if that’s not true?Read More
“I can’t do it!” She said with tears streaming down her face. Her brightly colored, rainbow hair, which usually made her look like a gorgeous manga character, instead made her look like a sad clown. It was a week before we were to leave…Read More
He sighed, looked longingly at the tables as we passed by, and marched forward. In the end, we missed the ferry anyway. We missed the islands, we missed the views, and we missed the ocean spray. None of that matters to me now. The thing I regret most…Read More
A few weeks ago I almost yelled at a young woman in the makeup store. Like everyone else in the world, I have a lot of different feelings, but anger is one that doesn’t show up for me very often; so I’m always surprised…Read More
Have you ever looked into the eyes of another and seen them without any labels, without any preconceived ideas, without judgement — simply seen their pure potential, the light of their soul?Read More