Sunny with a Suspicion of Peace

I was walking home from the beach when I realized I was smiling for no reason. Nothing funny had happened, I wasn’t thinking about anything or anyone specifically. I stood still and realized that I was happy and then boom! It happened, the worst thing I could do. I got all nervous about preserving this wispy, mythic thing, which, if I dare to label it, might be called happiness. I didn’t want to make any sudden movements and startle it away because I had stumbled upon it unwittingly, like a deer
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What a real friendship is…???

I have this friend, well, alright, she’s not really a friend, because friend is an inadequate word to describe her relation to me. This small, yet weighty, word that people use far too frivolously to describe their various associations, does not begin to encompass the gorgeous expanse of this relationship. When I first met her, it was the summer of 2007, at a barbecue. Oddly, we took one look at one another, smiled and soon thereafter burst into tears. In the middle of the barbecue, both of us.
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This particular piece made me a few enemies

Lately, when I meditate, questions plague me. Perhaps plague is not the right word, as there is a negative connotation to it. Plague makes one think of rats and fleas and medieval London streets piled high with rotting corpses. I think I should say, questions arise unbidden and seep into my consciousness and niggle at me until I actively seek out the answer. The problem is that most of these questions either possess complex, multi tiered answers or none at all, more like a “fill in the blank” so
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Nine Hundred and Thirty Four Words on Womanhood

During various moments in my life I have been described as the following: brassy, bossy, collaborative, funny, plump, voluptuous, sweet, bitch, intelligent, naive, rapacious, laid back, arrogant, humble, tigress, galumphy (made-up word, but just sound it out. It’s self explanatory), self-righteous, intense, narcissistic, transcendent, maternal, mean, evolved (I know, I shook my head on that one as well) elegant, pushy, skinny as a worm (exact words, a few years ago, ahem), innocent, sharp, intel
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