Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Song: by John Denver - Country Roads

I love the dobro and banjo in this version of Country Roads.

Poem: Remains

Your face
etched on my memory
brings a mix of elation
and excruciating grief.
It's clear to me
this forgiving heart
will always return
to loving you.
Though your hate
seems unrestrained,
and your love, gone,
- if it ever was at all -
I bear hope
that good will find you.
Amidst this goodbye,
the echoes of what
will always be true
remain.
It hasn't failed.
And I suspect
it never will.

-me

Monday, January 26, 2015

Song: by Eva Cassidy covering Kathy's Song

I really enjoy this arrangement of this song.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Venue: Seattle's Empty Sea Studios

I didn't know this place existed... I'm going to have to give it a try.

http://www.emptysea.com/

photo: by Audrey Dimola of the Coney Island Wonder Wheel

I can't quite put my finger on it, but I really love this photo:

http://dkadshotny.tumblr.com/post/427253448/audrey-dimola-wonder-wheel-in-the-sunshine-coney

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Song: By Caitlin Stonehouse - Made of You

This reminds me of a couple songs from the Juno soundtrack...that I loved. It's so simple. As I sort out how I want to put an album together, it's good to remember how much I love songs simple like this:

Made of You

Song: by Alice Rodriguez - Goodbye Forever

Alice Rodriguez - Goodbye Forever

Poem: Thin

Fully exhausted
from grief's
next exiting.
I fight for hope
in what comes next
when what is here
is so much to bear.
In breath.
Out breath.
In breath.
Out.
To love and be loved,
to hold and be held -
seems much to ask
when the air has grown
so thin.

-me

Friday, January 16, 2015

Article: by Linda Joy Myers - Writing a Memoir

I've been working on a memoir and struggling to organize my wild brain. I found this article helpful...

ARTICLE

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Articles: Je Suis Charlie

While I tend to think that creating a cartoon that intentionally violates another person's religious beliefs is in poor taste, I can't even begin to understand killing as a response.

Charlie Hebdo Yahoo Article
Huffington Post

Poem: by Princess K - On the Merry-Go-Round With My Toddler Son

Ahh, the poetry of friends...inspires me to keep going. Love this:

http://difficult-loves.blogspot.com/2015/01/on-merry-go-round-with-my-toddler-son.html

Monday, January 12, 2015

Song: by Emma Caiman - Summer Winds

I love this hauntingly beautiful song from my Soundcloud friend Emma Caiman...

https://soundcloud.com/emma-caiman/summer-winds

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Poem: Budgets

Opening a heart
does cost a bit:
Time,
energy,
and potentially
love.
Time never returns.
Energy takes time
to renew.
Love takes energy
and time
to be given space
to feel.
It seems
I'm no good
at quantifying
my grocery budget
let alone
other costs.

-me

Friday, January 9, 2015

Song: by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home

A friends sent me this and I must have listened to it 20 times now. I like this version...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRA5S59KjwY

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Song: by Amy Cook - Hotel Lights

I'm loving this song:

https://soundcloud.com/amy-cook/hotel-lights

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Article: by Kelly McGonigal on Intentions

"The momentary lack of compassion isn't who you are...life just happens to be the process of learning how to align with that true nature, which means we occasionally lose our way."

From How to Create a Sankalpa


Monday, December 22, 2014

Poem: Return

Some days go on forever;
the beach and its glassy water,
horseshoes and beer,
laughter and the people I love -
These days never end.
They echo,
bouncing around my heart;
gone a moment, suddenly returning.
Sometimes the fading sound
hits a new memory
somebody who knew them; knew those days
or deja vu
and reamplifies
followed by tears
of a deepening gratitude
as the answers
to the questions I live
continue to return.

-me

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Article: by Pema Chodron on Meditation

"...it's about opening the heart and mind to the difficulties and joys of life - just as it is."