I am a writer, reader, teacher who believes that everything happens for a reason — no matter how wonderful, painful or traumatic. Even while I am kicking and screaming or scratching my head at the “Why?” of it all, deep down I know things are as they should be and it’s just a matter of time before it all makes sense or not matter anymore.
Um, what else?
I like taking pictures, observing and listening to people and visiting different places. I hate feeling pressure but work best under it. I have a weird relationship with time and food, and I exercise regularly to keep them “personal demons” at bay. I think butterflies are neat. They never fail to remind me that we do not stay germy, wretched worms, hidden in gooey, nondescript darkness; that we always eventually become what we are meant to be — unique, beautiful, airborne, and best in the light. We just have to want and choose it.
Accessories are my guilty pleasure, especially rings and recently, scarves and hats for some reason. I have a Siamese cat named Marsellus Wallace (read: who thinks he is human and who has his own page here) and I own a lot of purple things. I am not afraid to cry in public or sneeze like a man and would drop everything to go to the beach, read a compelling book or movie, or have an engaging conversation. Oh, I also believe in God and think he is pretty cool and that stories and storytellers are damn powerful.
The rest I am still figuring out.
This is primarily a gratitude blog. It is about being able to think aloud, underscore what is beautiful instead of what’s not, share feelings without shame, uphold what is true for me and and to say thank you and I love you, more often than I am sorry.
I don’t believe in accidents and you are here for a reason. So glad you could make it. Thanks for stopping by.