There is no need to be wrapped
in lingering or more dramatic emotion
then one might gain from the hilarity of a movie
or inspiration from a good book.
Wrapped safely in that embrace
was only meant to re-direct their story
for a night,
like nothing more than a well
scribed fable, and nothing less
than perfect human connection.
Because we can not fall in love with a book
We can not imagine adventures with a movie
A painting will not call
and you can not take a romantic lunch in the south of France
with you to a dinner in Los Angeles.
From these fantasies, remain unattached.
yet acknowledge the inspired, exhausted, touched
anchored, and truly cherished feelings of the night
to be real,
because entangled together
breathing in tandem
beating drum-like hearts
and grasping hands
I had a dream last night that I was mountain climbing, fell a very long way and was stuck. As I was scrambling to get my backpack, because it seemed without my belongings I couldn't get back up the hill, a wise little girl at the top of the mountain shouted - "Just leave your stuff behind, and get climbing.
So here goes - a note in reply to a really awesome fan.
That does not make me uncomfortable at all. I apologize for the delay in reply. I have been healing from a pretty bad car crash and have not been writing. I am honored that you enjoy my writing. I am glad I can inspire you to take control, move ahead, achieve. Relationships and life are complex, but at the end of the day - people are pretty simple. They want to be loved, respected, cared for, and honestly they want to give that back to people. We all must try to rise above our egos and do better each day. Being kind to human kind is our greatest challenge and most important responsibility. Keep growing!
I was left memory-less, pen-less, creative-less, thought-less and unable to handle the sounds of keystrokes just a few days after a seemingly innocuous cab ride, which became far less innocuous when we were rear ended.
Everything was fine, I was just fine, until I lost my mind. Then life stopped and I missed my mind the most.
Now my feisty thoughts are starting to fight their way back, their power growing, and I hope that soon - I will have the recall to compose again.