Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Note to Myself # 21

Well, if not weird,
then quirky.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Note to Myself: No. 20

Enough said.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Note to Myself: No. 19

I've mentioned before that my word for 2018
is LOVE.

Give it.
Receive it.
Embody it.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Note to Myself # 18

This is so much harder than it seems.
The lovely moments seem to be fleeting.

The instant of trauma
feels more likely to imprint.

extraordinary moments,
moments of astonishment and celebration,
moments of tender love
moments that give you hope and inspiration.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Note to Myself # 17

For better or worse.

How has love 
(or the absence of it)
changed you?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Note to Myself # 16

The old Disney song tells us
that when you wish upon a star,
your dreams come true.

I don't know if that's true or not,
but it can't hurt,
unless you get a stiff neck 
from spending too long in a position 
of absolute amazement
at the beauty of the night sky.

Next time you look up into a crystal clear night,
pick one shimmering star 
and make a wish.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Note to Myself # 15

There's a saying that
if you don't know where you're going,
any road will get you there.

The current norm in American society
is based on plans and goals
and incremental steps toward those goals
(which mostly deal with career advancement
and the accumulation of material things).

God forbid you should just drift along, 
waiting to see where the current takes you.

Working toward goals is fine,
but you can't control serendipity 
or ignore those unplanned opportunities.
Well, you can. . . 
but it's probably a mistake.

Sometimes the best scenery
is on a blue highway.

And, looking back, it seems to me
that everything I did
led me to the logical next step 
without a whole lot of planning agony.
It all kind of hung together
as if there was some grand master plan
for me to discover.

Maybe it's true
that if we follow our path,
the next step will appear.