20 December 2010

love is in the water drops


Green needles,
Sparkling with water drops
And a street lamp glow.
I inhale and I wonder about
How Shug Avery told her and
Told me that not fixating on
What god looks like, frees us.

I'm seeing God in those sparkles
And I begin to feel something
Inside of me unfolding.

Love can be so illusive,
And just when I think I'm sure that
I know how to love,
Im reminded how often
People are just things,
How often we dehumanize one another.

How often I avoid your eyes
And how often our interactions
Are merely transactions
And you and you are nameless to me,
And you serve this purpose,
And you serve this purpose,
And on and on.

How deeply I have to dig
To uncover what I am learning is a true love,
A love that spills and bubbles
Without expectation of return,
Without exchange.
A love that remembers your name,
That holds your eye gaze,
And that isn't afraid to touch.

A love that is in the sparkling waterdrops,
Because love is god and god is in those drops.
A love that is in the little things and the little moments,

Something I told her while her hopeless, sparkling teardrops
Shimmied down the star tattoos on her neck,
And something that I have yet to
Learn how to exercise myself.

15 December 2010

d0ne

i've been waiting for this day since the first day of the semester. i truly have never had such a demanding semester in college. i'm elated! it's over! only one more semester until i have my bachelors degree!

04 December 2010

Need some Productive Distraction?

I know I do, amidst all of the chaos of life and papers and finals and work. Check out Andy Michelson's new website! All of his amazing artwork is up from screenprints to photos to sketches. The shop will up soon as well, and I'm looking forward to buying this shirt:
Also, we are in the midst of the 8 days of Hannukuh celebration. I do have Jewish roots however, I would never claim myself as Jewish beyond heritage (though I wish I could). Regardless, Hannukuh-celebrating or not - anyone can appreciate this dreamy acapella video. It's definately a youtube hit:


Also, I can't forget to mention the mind-blowing craftiness that are my friends Rachael & Amy, both of whom are now proud Etsy shop owners!! Check their blog to get those links. I lust for the time and creativity to do what these women do.

Okay, no more time for distractions. Off I go to write some papers.