My lense.

We can never be crystallized into one action. We are so much more than that. Be awake.

Be grateful to be awake.

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Take me back to a simpler time.
Back to the perfect that I always knew you were.

What a beautiful moment in my life. Portland, Oregon 10.18.14.

“It is actually really sweet when someone stays up late to talk to you.”

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Daily dose of love quotes here


I literally crave affection. It’s not about sex. I crave somebody to cuddle with me, and to lay their head on my lap. I crave kisses, holding hands and running my thumb across theirs. Just looking at someone and thinking “how did I get this lucky”.

We are

As artists, we are guided to a deeper meaning and a deeper understanding.
We pursue the answers to tough emotional and provocative questions.
We ask ourselves those questions.
We are intrigued and fueled by the human experience that our world seems to have lost.
Eventually there is no line between our art and our personal life.
They are one.

However, with art we have the capacity to create, morph and change. To solve a problem and to fill a void. To make a heart whole. Share a story, a song, a dance. To access an emotion or feeling.

With life you cannot change a person. No matter how badly you want to protect their heart, stand by their side, watch them succeed, see them smile, hear them laugh, hold them close, grow old with them, you cannot free them from their inner struggle. You cannot ask them their own provocative questions. You cannot save them. Only they can.

And the truth is—they will never change. They will always live with that inside. Forever.

We can only challenge ourselves to live willingly with honest and open intentions. With truth. With love.

Every day can and should be an adventure.

Muscari by Mandy Disher Florals on Flickr.

For Good

I’ve heard it said,
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn.
And we are lead to those
Who help us most to grow if we let them.
And we help them in return.
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you.

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun,
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you.
I have been changed for good.

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime.
So, let me say before we part:
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you.
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart.
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you’ll have rewritten mine
By being my friend.

Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea.
Like a seed dropped by a sky bird
In a distant wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
But because I knew you…

I have been changed for good.

“When you go out into the woods & you look at trees, you see all these different trees. & some of them are bent, & some of them are straight, & some of them are evergreens, & some of them are whatever.& you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, & so it turned that way. & you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. & you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. & so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

Ram Dass (via loveinspireuniversally)


Awake, Traveler.
It’s cold, stormy and wet.
I wish that I could hear of your adventures.