The Cantrip I am the red phosphorus and the surface it’s struck upon I am the motion; I am the striking I am the oxygen, the chemical reaction I change to white I ignite After all’s said and done from dawn until omega each tide forever the ebb and flow from alpha to moon rise I am all encompassing flame I am burn living among matchsticks Advertisements
Valentine’s Day is this hearts and candy day where we’re supposed to express love to our sweethearts, to loved ones, to everyone, really. When I was in grade school, everyone brought in a card for the entire class. On this day, no one was allowed to be left out. Even the kids who were bullied… Continue reading Humans and love.
Reading Bukowski makes me feel like I belong in this world. His writing makes me feel like I’m never alone and that someone else thought like me and was lost in the same way I am. Someone else was lost in society, bogged down by the way things ought to be and the way we… Continue reading Lost.
I encountered someone named German today, but he also had a middle name. So was the person writing on his behalf calling him by his given name or noting that he is from Germany? Then I got to thinking: what if people called me American before my name? I hate to say my mind went… Continue reading America?
How do you work and create when you’ve convinced yourself what you create is garbage? I saw The Killers in concert recently. They were amazing. A lot of their lyrics are enigmatic, but you listen to them over and over and they can start to take on different meanings, even deeper meanings. I’m trying to… Continue reading How to be creative when you’ve convinced yourself you suck.
We’ve all heard change is good. Yet, most of us find it difficult to actually embrace change. Humans are mere animals, creatures of habit. One tricky part about change is it’s usually something we have to adjust to after the fact; we rarely have control over it. The beautiful thing about being animals is we… Continue reading Rug pulled out.
How nice is it in life when things turn out better than you had expected? Sometimes we get trapped inside our negative thoughts and we end up dreading events in life and thinking things are worse than they are. If we’re able to look at personal, emotional situations objectively, the whole perspective can change… Continue reading Surprises are nice.