Saturday, October 29, 2011

watch this.

its kinda long, but definitely gives you something to think about.
personally, i like the guy with the mohawk
he caught my attention right away.
i really really wonder if perhaps he changed his mind.....

do pass it on

Thursday, October 20, 2011

something i want you to know

i want you to know that i still think of you.
not all the time, but often enough.
and you jump into my head
at the most random moments.

i still have the bracelet you gave me.
it hangs in my car.
i have the ring, too.
i dont wear it anymore
but i do keep it.
and the necklace.
its in my jewelry chest.

thats about all i have left
to remind me of you.
besides my memories.

Monday, October 10, 2011


every morning
right after she wakes up,
sometimes before she even brushes her teeth,
she shuffles into the kitchen
still half asleep
and makes a cup of coffee.

then she finds the paper
(you see, she gets them free)
skims over the headlines;
and the first thing she looks for
is the daily crossword.

then, she sits at the table,
coffee cup nearherlefthand
pencil in her right,
completing the puzzle,
sipping on the coffee now and then.

you should see her as she does it.
kind of funny, to be honest.
she will stare intently at the clue
and then at the spaces,
take a sip of coffee
chew her pencil a bit
pucker her lips, deep in thought.
first one word
then another.

if she thinks she has the answer,
she lights up.
then carefully pencils in the word
not too dark, just in case
it may need to be erased.

first she does a quick run
through the whole puzzle
to see if she knows any off the
top of her head.
and then she
this time slower
pausing to ponder every clue
mull over words in her head
maybe try to fit a few words
before moving to the next.

she does this every morning,
its become a routine.

she loves it
she likes the constancy of  it.

the king?
well, that was given to her
by her great grandmother
when she was just a wee child.
Baba had said
"sunshine, take this to heart.
find something you love and enjoy
and make it a daily occurrence
works best if it starts
or finishes your day.
be just like a king.
stuck in his daily rounds
and long-practiced habits.
every day either begins or ends
exactly the same.

this way, sweet child,
when life becomes chaos
and turns upside-down
or inside out
or becomes too much to bear,
you will have a lifeline.
something to fall back on,
to keep you mostly sane
and to tie your days together."

so every morning
right as she wakes up,
she locates her king.
and when she finds her paper,
she sets him atop it,
or very near it.
he reminds her every morning
of great-babas wise, wise words.

she says it works.
says its easier to live
when you know
that no matter what each
day will bring,
the mornings
will always be the same.

i wont be surprised
-id be delighted, actually-
if ten years from now
she still solves that puzzle
every day but sunday.

Saturday, October 08, 2011


off to a baby shower today