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.

The Roof

You have a roof over your head. Food in your stomach. People who know your name and use it. A blanket. A pillow. A sun that rises and sets.

You are the luckiest person alive.

The Strike

In your darkest house. When all else has failed. When you need it most.

It will come from above.

The Fairytale

You look like every drawing of every character from every fairytale I’ve ever read.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Way

You asked me for directions. I lied.

The best time to find yourself is when you’re lost.

The Smiling

You work so hard yet you always greet everyone with the same warm smile.

Thank you for smiling.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Amble

Your children will ask you what a car was. You will tell them it was a mistake.

The Beginning

All the greatest success stories start in failure. Otherwise they wouldn’t be success stories. You can make this the end. Or you can make it the beginning.

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Difference

You know the difference between good and bad, right and wrong. No matter how much the voice inside your head tries to fool you, deep down, you know how your actions will affect the universe around you. Obey the silence inside. Ignore the noise.

The Praise

The best way to be great, is to not try to be great. Do something good for someone, without seeking their thanks or their praise and you will be rewarded with a feeling from within. Which is a thousand times better than a feeling from without.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Finding

“Why is it so important that you find me?” you ask as we step through the forest. Sky above. Ground below.

“Because you will be great. You will change the world. You will define the future and inspire generation upon generation. You are a gift to mankind.” I reply.

“Me?” You laugh.

“Yes.” I say. “You.”

The Listening.

I want to listen to you. I want to open the door. I want you to tell me your story, in your words. The books don't do it justice.

I can’t hear you unless you speak.