Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The You

This isn't me. It's not you either.

You need to take some time off. I will too. Enjoy your holiday. Enjoy the ones you're with. Enjoy the changing. Next year is your year.

I promise.

I'll speak to you again soon.

I love you.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Could

It's not about what you do. It's about who you are. It's not about who you are right now. It's about who you could be. It's not about what could go wrong. It's about what will go right. It's not about listening. It's about getting up and dancing.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Different

You look different today.

The Struck

You need to spend more time being in awe.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Beside

Those above you, will one day be below you.

Those below you, will one day be above you.

That’s why you always treat everyone, as those beside you.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Could

Why do you do what you do? Is it to impress those around you? Your family? Your friends? Your lover?

Do you do it to make money? To live in a nice house? To buy things that can't be scratched?

Or do you do it because you love it. Because it lets you finish each day with a smile on your face and a thought in your mind.

"Today I did the best I could do. Not because I had to. Because I wanted to."

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Domain

Failure is the universe’s way of telling you to either try harder or try something else. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Year

Things fall. Things change. They wait a year and do it again. You don't need to fall to change.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Fork

You need to savour each mouthful. You're not eating to survive. You're eating to live.

The Sleep

You dreamed me one night. Now I'm dreaming you back.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Doing

Some days it seems like it'll never end. Like there's just too much to do.

The reality of the situation is, you'll never be finished. If you finish all the work you've got to do, you'll find more to do. You can never really reach the end.

So accept that. Be ok with it. Find the peace you're looking for in the now. In this moment.

Right now. Every now.

The Many

I know how you feel.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Forward

Always have something to look forward to. Make something up right now. Something you want to do. Someplace you want to be. Someone you want to meet.

And look forward to it.

The Meeting

You have no idea how close we are to each other.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Present

You may call this life whatever you wish to call it. An adventure. A challenge. A call to arms.

We will call it history.

The Watching

Watching you. While you watch me. Watching back.

Friday, November 30, 2007

The Something

Learn four new things everyday. Something about yourself. Something about the people you love. Something about the world. And something about a stranger.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Today

Where were you yesterday? I missed you.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Pinch

You'll feel a slight pinch. And then an eternity of bliss.

The Need

You are wanted and needed. Here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Heart

I followed you down beneath the earth, past the pipes and the steam. Down. Down. Down. Until it grew hot and light turned back, to the air. Down. Down. Down. Darkness joined us, following me, following you. Down. Down. Down. Until we reached the heart of a world that didn’t know it had one.

I turned around and came back. Here.

Years later. I am not sorry I followed you. Only that I didn’t stay.

The Conversation

Talk. You need to tell the people around you what's on your mind.

The Paid

Money can make you smaller than you really are.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Rise

What you're looking for can be found when the sun rises and the dew is still wet on the leaves.

It is then that things are not yet set, everything is possible and promises can either be broken or kept.

The Revelation

I feel the same way. I just don't know how to tell you.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Where

It'd be nice if you could stay a while.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Corridor

Walk and pick things up as you go. Nothing too heavy, nothing too light. Weigh each item against your soul and if it measures up, take it with you. If it makes you weary or it loses its significance, leave it behind for someone else to find.

Keep only that which you need.

The Right

When you are no longer able to be wrong, you are no longer able to be right either.

The Lift

The lift makes us all equals. Business men, super models, rock stars, poor people, strange people, you and me. We are all silent when confronted with each other.

Then we get out on our different floors (some higher, some lower) and carry on with our lives, thankful we no longer have to deal with our own inhumanity.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Singe

Burn through. Become the light. You are not yet done.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Possible

You have eyes that see, ears that hear, a mouth that speaks and a brain that thinks.

You need nothing else.

The Wondering

You can sit there thinking about it for the rest of your life. That's death.

Or, you can get up and do it. That's life.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Bloom

Blooming like a late night with fast cars and back seats. You mistook nature for human nature and didn’t even care.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Said

One of the most important thing another human being can give you, is something to say.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Gone

When they are gone, you will remember every single opportunity you had to speak them. And didn't.

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Forever

I will always remember you. Always.

The Found

There was a time when you felt at peace. In control.

You need to go back there. Find it. And bring it with you when you return.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Sea

Sometimes the sky looks like the sea. Sometimes the sea looks like the sky.
Sometimes I am you. And sometimes.

You are me.

The Hello

The Hi-hello-how-are-you?'s. The I'm-fine-and-you?'s. The slight nod of the head. The threads that bind you to everyone else. It's coded language for a constant reassurance.

"I'm alive. You're alive too."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Camera

You could just be a camera. A camera on two legs that films the things around it. Slowly recording the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and years as they pass.

Or you could be more.

The Series

There are moments of such pure, sublime, unparalleled perfection that they will force you to close your eyes and hold on to them as best you can.

Life is a series of these moments. Everything else is just waiting for them.

The Day

You have been given a day. This day will be different. Because today you can do all the things you've always been afraid to do. You can feel the grass beneath your feet. See the sky overhead. The smell of fabric softener. The taste of coffee made by someone else.

You can live.


The Passing

You need to let go.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Passenger

You always made me feel bad for asking you for a lift. Now I pick up hitchhikers wherever I go. I take them right to their door. Even the prostitutes.

The Hard

You called me over when I was young and told me you wanted to see how strong I was. I was eager to impress you so I obliged. You told me to put my hand in front of my face and try to keep it there, while you tried to pull it away.

I thought I was doing so well as I strained against your arm. Until you let go. And I hit myself so hard I ended up on the ground with a bleeding nose.

You helped me up, after you’d finished laughing, and said “Let that be a lesson. Trust no one. Not even me.”

Despite what had happened, there was more love in that sentence than a thousand bed time stories.

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Compass

Leave bread crumbs. Don't burn the bridges too soon. And always know your way home.

The Envy

I wish I was you.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Repetition

Do it once. Then do it again. The more you write, the more you paint, the more you sing, the more you dance, the more you live, the better you get.

It’s that simple.

The Shoulder

It’s in your head and no one else’s. You need to calm down.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Stars

I pass you everyday. Our eyes meet every now and again and we nod our mutually agreeable greeting. Safely.

I'd rather sweep you off your feet. Say something. Anything. To you. Take you to the top of my building and show you the stars. Dance in the moonlight. A glass of wine.

Maybe tomorrow.