my very own running soundtrack

The reason I plan on running the L.A. Marathon is, well, no real reason other than peer pressure (hee) and well, it’s on Valentine’s day. Favorite day. It’s so cool that we dedicate one day for all things cheesy and hearts.…

a winter , a trail.

I am holding my breath and counting down the day,s and taking a deep breaths, and swinging on ropes and leaving berries on the ground to find my way back. For someday.  

bring it with you.

When I was little, I heard people say, “Only boring people are bored.”. Well, I thought it was true. I mean nothing is anywhere until you place it there. So if you put boredom, then things will be boring. I guess.…

take center stage

Well, I was thinking. Nothing significant, nothing original, nothing that hasn’t been already said here and there and in other places. Should I color my hair?  I mean, my gray is showing, what the hell?! but then I thought, I…

like a whispering wind (video)

The wind rocks you, shakes you, wakes you, the wind makes you seem further away. You miss people more in the rain, but, the wind touches you, and it sweeps you up. Then, it puts you back in your place. But it doesn’t let…

(six word story #20) rusted dreams

  I always daydream in pure gold.   when i was in junior high at (King Jr High on fountain ave), my teacher told me to remember the element code for gold(AU) as Aye yoU, gimme back my gold! for Sodium(NA),…

lalalalala…

Primal and maternal instincts tell us to protect and love and survive. In my home, I would not take a group of people that needed help if I knew that in that group there were a couple that could cause significant harm…

i dare you

We’ve been growing an orange tree. We went to an earth day celebration several years ago, and we got fruit trees that day. I wanted an orange tree. It was a baby. An itty bitty branch with tender stems of pure…

the tactile words in the elevator (video) 11

(blank*) tears** you apart*** because it’s real even when, sadly, it’s too short pulls** lifts** high*** love* life* elevators*   raspy parched smooth polished translucent oaky     Tears and pulls in the elevator.   A  raspy voice says, going up.   Next time, we…

the thing about wine and relations

A glass of good wine will let you forgive and forget, even your worst relations. Maybe. But, sometimes, it will make you remember the good and the bad alike. It will help you lure others into your way of thinking. It will make…

Skunked wine and tribulations

Two feet from the bus stop, at a traffic light. At the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd. A man in a long sleeves tee-shirt. It seems like the tee used to be white at one point. He is…

coffee and dark sky and love at the window

  Grab some coffee. And whatever else. Everyone stops and break for love. And all we dream about is love. Right? I mean, don’t you? That’s all. We daydream about love in the morning and love in the afternoon. And, love,…

running and dawn and birds

There are many miles to go. A quiet dawn. Like a cozy black hole or a welcoming void. A little melancholy in the cold air. The sun is just about to rise. Birds, chirping and stirring near their nests. And…

your life inside simple episodes

  It’s a bit mad and unreasonable, no? But, sometimes that’s how we can be. A little nutty and irrational at times. I mean to think that. Well, sometimes things that feel so powerful and, to us, are so vital,…

loosely sophisticated (VIDEO)

Nonsense, playtime, music, unrefined knowledge. And, coffee in itty bitty cups. Loose and ‘sophisticated’ days like these are never long enough. A little set we got for the girls somewhere in Paris when they were itty bitty bebes.  :)  

the elephant in the room

  Does every household have an elephant in the living room? I’m sure they do. Sometimes it’s wild and pink, and other times it’s bleu and mellow. Currently, in our living room, it’s tamed and contained in a frame. Bou’s art…

stray

    While you were losing yourself, then looking for yourself, and too busy finding yourself, I was reinventing myself. Um, I was just re-decorating. And maybe re-painting. Or maybe just re-arranging. Or, was I fabricating? Hmmm, I was doing something. It…

the magical state of madness

  They say, when you’re crazy, you can get along with everyone. Well, I should rephrase. They say, everyone, lets you be ‘you- yourself.’ So, when you’ve lost your mind, and you’re crazy and utterly lost,  in your head, you…