Love in Every Thing

There is Grand Scale Personal Love that comes from intense 1:1 relationships, whether it’s between close friends, family members, or romantic partners.

But there is also the Small Scale Universal Love that comes from washing the dishes, mowing the lawn, stopping for two minutes to say hello to the neighbor, wiping the nasty eye gunk out of your old-ass dog’s eye, or taking ten seconds to write a thank you note to someone who helped you in some tiny way,

Both kinds of love matter, but the latter is always accessible and always simple (if not always easy) to act upon. It doesn’t require moving mountains or boiling the seas. It just requires a bit of caring attention, right now, in this very moment.

Signs of Life

A slight sunburn
Little cuts and scrapes and bruises

Having to take the long way back
because a few steps off the beaten track
put you between a rock
and a hard place.

There are worse ways to get lost in life.
Worse ways to be running late.

Faith

Sometimes you won’t be able to see beyond the next curve of the road you’re on.

But trusting that there will be a path that will take you where you want to go, or that you’ll be strong enough to build your own if needed… is what it means to have faith.

Of Light

Foam, frothy foam.
Mud and salt.
A thousand miles of eroded coast.

Sunburn.
Windburn.
Heart burns.

Sometimes,
Sometimes,
Some times
Some
times
I

Wanna put on
my little goggles
and climb
a rope
leading somewhere
way up high
in the
sky

where
maybe I
could find
something
something
some thing
some
thing
that

Isn’t
ever
gonna
burn
quite
so
bright

But
twinkles
ever
so
gently
in the
night

Piercing
darkness
with
little
sprinkles
of light.

Of Light.