You screamed and everybody comes a-running

Sometimes it occurs to me how much I have not done yet. Places I want to explore, adventures I want to forge, and moments I want to experience. There is a crazy courage that seems to be slowly coming to life within me, an electric buzz of conviction that I did not have at the … Continue reading You screamed and everybody comes a-running

Someday you will ache like I ache

I have spent the majority of my grown-up life feeling spread too thin. When I close my eyes I picture my limbs turning to rubber, stretching beyond reality, until I snap. There is always someplace or some person or something that needs a part of me. I am not saying I am a prisoner, forced … Continue reading Someday you will ache like I ache

I need you, I don’t need you, I need you, I don’t need you

Ah. That. That's what I was so disturbed about this morning: My desire has come back, and I want you again. I was doing fine, I was above it all. The boys and girls were beautiful and I was an old man, loving everyone. And now I want you again, I want your absolute attention, … Continue reading I need you, I don’t need you, I need you, I don’t need you

You are the smell before rain, you are the blood in my veins

There are certain moments that we hold sacred, or secret, within ourselves. Perhaps we never tell anyone else about them, or if we do, we hold back little details because there is something so precious in the memory that sharing it too completely with someone else - someone who was not in that moment with … Continue reading You are the smell before rain, you are the blood in my veins

Yeah, for us, these are the days

There once was a boy who sang this song to a girl sitting atop a train tunnel, as the sun was just starting to come up. The girl knew he was never really hers, that he was fleeting, temporarily on loan to her. Yet even in the few stolen moments they had the girl learned … Continue reading Yeah, for us, these are the days

I’ve got nothing today but smile

I am learning to recognize that every day that I wake up to I have choices to make. That may sound simple, I mean we all make choices as to what to wear, whether to have a second (or third) cup of coffee before we leave, what to have for lunch, but there are other … Continue reading I’ve got nothing today but smile