Love and Doubt

Love and doubt. I listened to a podcast one day about doubt and religion. The guest and host spoke about how questioning and doubt used to be an important part of religion. Now days, questioning and doubt signal immediate loss of faith and is squashed unrelentingly. Braced over my lover, staring into his green eyes as…

Adventure Time in Relationships

So, not to jinx it or anything, but my one year anniversary with Brazilian Helicopter Pilot is coming up in just over a month. Seeing as how when we started dating I was so commitment-phobic that I had trouble assenting to go to lunch as friends at the beginning of our relationship, I am quite…

This Week Ten Years Ago

The Week of 6/4/2006 Witty one liner: Your cellphone makes you twice as annoying Quote of the week: None Planner Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Planner Quote 2.0: “Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the…

Bluets

Here we go! 2/100! Do be aware that I spoil things so if you have any plans of reading this book YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Not so much in this book, but usually…. Title: Bluets Author: Maggie Nelson This is the third time I have read this book and each time I read it, I discover something…

This Week Ten Years Ago

The Week of 12/4/2005 Witty one liner: As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools. Quote of the week: “Empathy is your pain in my heart.” – Unknown Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): An underground mushroom in Oregon is 3.5 miles across and covers an area larger than 1,600…

Dear My Future Child[ren]

Dear My Future Child[ren], I love you. I am twenty-five years old and I have no idea when I will meet you. I am twenty-five and have no intention of having children any time soon, but I love you so much right now, I needed to write and tell you. It sounds insane, but it’s…

Family Feels

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Dear Jane, I never knew how much I would miss our family until I moved to New York City. You graduated from college and went straight to Utah. You were always so desperate to come home and see everyone and I never really understood it. I was constantly back and…

Timestamp 2007

There are bits of reality lying around my house. The mostly full, still hot, unplugged coffee pot sits patiently on the counter. It’s two sinks down from the cell phone chargers that are plugged only into the wall. The closet light cuts a swath of brightness through the darkened living room, cold in its emptiness….

No “I love yous”

His lips parted and immediately I covered them with my fingers. His words settled back onto his tongue and I relaxed. Softly, I stroked the pads of my fingers over his slightly chapped lips. “Don’t say it. No ‘I love yous.’ Don’t ruin the moment,” I murmured. His serious blue eyes watched me and he…

Playlist 3 – Dark Prose Poem

Playlist: Dark Constraint: Rearrange the words to make a prose poem using only two lines at a time. Need my Want Bugging pain, grating love. It’s me without me. You wandered. I have and would die. Far/wide, I kill for pain. Need my want. Don’t, I tried and…don’t. You and I, I to me –…