ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE

I feel overmatched. I sense I have no grasp of where you are. Somehow, and not slowly, I have lost the ability to read your eyes. A while back I watched you as you gazed out into the Atlantic ocean and I wanted to know what you were thinking. You had this look, the way […]

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The Fall of Love | A Path To Love

IN SPITE OF YOU, I LOVED YOU. AN UNNECESSARY HERO –  AN UNSHAKEN FAILURE IN SPITE OF THEM ALL, I LOVED YOU. I NEVER LOVED YOU IF IT EASES THE TIDE I TUNE MY TRAIL TO YOUR WILL STILL, I FEEL I LOVED YOU THE DOOR HOLDS AS THE HINGE BENDS I cannot define love, […]

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Life Boldly Breaks To Beauty

You are born with pure heart and mind, sound and lovely. For I only know beauty born in reverse – I know beauty after the bloodshed, death, and ghosts. But you know beauty before the plague. You see beauty and love as they exist, unlike me with my gratitude and admiration so necessary. You were […]

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Home

It’s hard to make it home when you’re always on the wrong road As we drove deeper into Brooklyn and away from the madness in Manhattan I asked the driver to drop me several avenues away from my building. I decided I wanted to walk a bit – walking often brings me clarity. As I […]

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Love

It has been some time since I have written anything. This is not due to a lack of inspiration, rather some other things have been on my mind – both newsworthy and not so newsworthy. Certain things are happening that I have strong opinions on – issues that I want to argue over, make my […]

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Up To Me

“I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.” ― C.G. Jung I cannot recall my first memory. As I scan through my mind and search for memories I find something distinct from any concrete memory. I find a feeling instead; It is an overwhelming sense of fear. I have […]

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OKAY, I’LL BE PART OF THIS WORLD

When I first heard that final line read by Tommy Lee Jones I was shaken. The line is not in Cormac McCarthy’s book No Country For Old Men but instead written into the film. I would watch it over and over, feeling the power of those words “Okay, I’ll be part of this world.” What world did […]

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THE WORLD HAS GIVEN ENOUGH |

The world does not owe you anything. That is one of the greatest truths I believe I have learned in my life. When I was able to release the notion that I deserved something, that the world had let me down, that somebody ought to come and 'fix' me, I was finally able to find […]

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Look Homeward

“You must know that there is nothing higher and stronger and more wholesome and good for life in the future than some good memory, especially a memory of childhood, of home. People talk to you a great deal about your education, but some good, sacred memory, preserved from childhood, is perhaps the best education. If […]

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LEAVING THE DEBATE BEHIND |

Just before sunset, before the lightning dazzles the earth, everything seems to stop. My heart sinks, the universe beckons me closer, and my hands are steady. At this moment my mind is consciously still, my thoughts unknown to me, and I stand alone and at peace. This is my moment of clarity. At this time […]

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