Friday, August 31, 2007

The Iris

Once, years ago, I looked up by mistake and fell into your eyes.

I’m still falling. Sometimes, it feels like flying.

The Relics

We found relics of you everywhere. Statues, monuments, churches, temples, books and giant stones with your symbol carved into them.

Lovers asked for your blessing and business pleaded their fortune with you. Politicians swore their truth in your name. Mothers called you down upon their young and fragile while fathers at war mumbled your name under their breath as they lay dieing.

We remember you now. We see your stars in the sky.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Telling

You looked at me with alien eyes and waited for me to tell you what you wanted to hear. Instead, I told you the truth.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Opinion

What the people around you think of you isn't important. What you think of them, is.

The Becoming

You will become whatever you want to become. Even if you don’t know what that is.

Be careful of what you want.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Worth

All your work. All your play. None of it compares to one night spent next to the warm body of someone you love.

You need to learn this sooner rather than later.

The Stone

Close your eyes. Breath deeply. And live forever.

The Night

The blackest night will fall and I will be gone like the sun. But in the darkness, you will find something more important than me. You will find yourself, deep in that ink. The sky will lift you up like the moon, to bring light to a landscape starved of it. And I will chase you and you will chase me, in the hope that one day we will find each other again.

And when that day comes, we will cast our light.


Monday, August 27, 2007

The Radiance

Do not be afraid to cry. Your tears are warm drops of light that remind you how to feel. Do not be afraid to laugh. That sound is the song of a world that loves. Do not be afraid to care. It is by caring that you do what must be done. Do not be afraid to stand out.

For, in your case, you have no choice in the matter. You will shine brighter than a thousand suns.

Do not be afraid.

The Pause

Stop. Just stop it. Today is the day. The moment is this one. Ignore the noise and people around you. Ignore the phone. Ignore black coffee. Ignore the clock.

The time to start being the person you always wanted to be is right now.

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Unfolding

I saw them kick you and beat you till you lay bleeding in the dirt. Broken and burnt, with tears in your eyes, you got up, opened your wings, and hugged the entire world.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Crowd

You think you’re the only one who feels small. You think you’re the only one who isn’t sure what tomorrow might bring. You think you’re the only one who’s scared the world might eat them.

We suffer together and hold each other tight because when we touch each other, we know.

You are never alone. Ever.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Burst

Live like nature. Explode slowly, day by day, from the center outwards. You won’t notice how brightly you burn or how big you’ve grown until you look back. And then you will be amazed.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Window

Look outside. The entire world is waiting for you.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Small

Joy. Peace. Happiness. All these things are found in the tiniest of spaces. You just need to know where to look.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Fur

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Ugly

We were both so ugly inside. But we made each other beautiful.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Shattering

I thought I saw you break. I thought I saw you fall. Into a million different shards. The night sucked you up and spat you out. Something to confuse astrologers. Something to break the future. It was only a dream. Just like you.

The Wires

I never met you but I knew all your secrets. You'd spill them late at night across the wires, across the earth, from one continent to another. I don't know what you sounded like but I knew what you'd say. And I didn't even know what you looked like. But I knew how you felt. We trust in strangers the most.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Bug

If you find yourself inside yourself, scratching at the edges and clawing at the walls, breathe more. Think less. Your shadow is only a shadow. And stay away from mirrors. They will only confuse you.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Hidden

You blocked me out and turned away, hiding yourself from me. But I found you again. You weren’t hiding. You were protecting me from you. I don’t need to be protected.

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Here

You are already dead in my time. But you are still here. You are the whispering wind that sends goose bumps down my spine and the sensation of water as my foot breaks the surface. You are a lover's fingers on my cheek and a drunkard’s elbow in a crowded bar. You are the grass beneath my toes and the sky above my head. So I smile. Because you are in that too.

The Anticipation

As a child, we want to be old. When we are old, we want to be a child. Enjoy the feelings of need and desire along the way. And always want. It is by wanting that we become.

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Animal

It's when you forget who you are that you are most beautiful.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Choice

Life can be a constant struggle, filled with hardship and obstacles. Or it can be a grand adventure filled with challenges and intrigue. Every second of every day, it’s entirely up to you how you live it. It all ends the same way. How you feel when you get there is the only thing you have control over.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Touch

The bumps and scratches along the way give you texture. We call this texture: life.

The Point

When you're at that point, when you feel it's all pointless... It's not. The trick is to just keep doing it, that's how you succeed in the end. It's the secret to life, do anything often enough, and for long enough, and you get good at it. So keep on. Keep writing. Keep painting. Keep singing. Keep dancing. Keep fighting. Keep. On.