Spritually Unenlightened

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. — Jewish Proverb Um, if I’m being honest, I wouldn’t mind a lighter burden. If my shoulders get any broader, the hip to shoulder ratio will be way off. I’m going to get too top-heavy and topple over. Even if I managed to stayContinue reading “Spritually Unenlightened”

The Meaningless Meaning Of An Outbreak Monkey

“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ― Henry Miller I’ve been stuck in a time loop for a few weeks so maybe this is coming from a place of madness, loneliness, or too much alone time with my demons. Isolated in my eight hundredContinue reading “The Meaningless Meaning Of An Outbreak Monkey”

The Existential Crisis Of Chipmunk Urine

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul I struggle to consolidate the differences between what I expected from life and how life has turned out. The dreams I had whenContinue reading “The Existential Crisis Of Chipmunk Urine”

At The Risk Of Being Cancelled

“Saints are sinners who kept on going.” – Robert Louis Stevenson How bored are you right now? On a scale of absentmindedly channel surfing to reorganizing your kitchen cupboards for the fourteenth time. Where are you sitting? Somewhere in the middle? Like, what, mop the floors, or try a new banana bread recipe? It hadContinue reading “At The Risk Of Being Cancelled”

Nothing But An Alien Etch-A-Sketch

“I remember a friend many years ago who had taped a sign to his refrigerator: There’s a dream dreaming us. If you try to think about what that means it makes your mind silly, but that silliness is good.”  ― Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life I’ve often wondered if I’m just aContinue reading “Nothing But An Alien Etch-A-Sketch”

Spilled Tea and Angry Ostriches

“To be nobody but  yourself in a world  which is doing its best day and night to make you like  everybody else means to fight the hardest battle  which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”  ― E.E. Cummings Is it wrong to say that anyone who uses the word “Sheeple” loses approximatelyContinue reading “Spilled Tea and Angry Ostriches”

I’m Sorry To Inform You That I’m Not Sorry At All…Except

“I lied and said I was busy. I was busy; but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes, this is my busy -and I will not apologizeContinue reading “I’m Sorry To Inform You That I’m Not Sorry At All…Except”

Black Holes and Hungry Hippos

“There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.”– Michael J. Fox This weekend, for the first time in months, I had plans that didn’t involve ordering pizza and scrolling through various streaming services. I wasContinue reading “Black Holes and Hungry Hippos”

Chasing The Happy Hit

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam So, I did something this weekend that I haven’t done in months. The last time I did it was way back in February. I think it was the last weekend in February? That’s, what, five months of not doing it? I can’tContinue reading “Chasing The Happy Hit”

Shut up! I love you.

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy Yesterday marked the thirteenth anniversary of my kidney transplant. Thirteen years. I’m actually shocked. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed. I know it’s a cliché, but where did the time go? ItContinue reading “Shut up! I love you.”