give B E F O R E you leave

we cannot take a car. nor a boat. scooters aren’t even valid. where we go after we are gone is forever. we can bring love. memories of laughter and light. mental pictures of joy, joy, joy.   possessions stay here. when it is we will float upon the entry of our souls to whereverafter weContinue reading “give B E F O R E you leave”

modeled perfectly

  i will not grace the covers of magazines. i will not be featured in photos from milan with wisps of lavender silk about. i will not date known celebrity commitmentphobes. but… i am modeled perfectly. i have one heart. i have one brain. i have two able hands to help those i can. and thatContinue reading “modeled perfectly”


we struggle. we hrmmppphhh into our hands. we cackle. we triumph. we struggle again. then, when we cannot take another moment of! we look up, and realize that there are endless possibilites, and maybe just this once, we forgive ourselves for not being perfect, and knowing that we are boundless in our attempt toContinue reading “endless”

maybe it doesn’t…

maybe it doesn’t need to be grand. maybe it doesn’t need flowers and sugary chocolate (that, let’s face it, is not much chocolate at all, but tastes darn go-oops, stay on point. sorry, su-su-sugar high). maybe it doesn’t need a plane-writing sky-scraping gi-nourmous-ness to it. maybe it doesn’t need a tiny little box and anContinue reading “maybe it doesn’t…”

choices.over.voices.(rise above)

choices over voices: of others of doubts of uncontrollable elements of disbelief. make this the day that you choose to be lovely, over the voice of simply following what everyone else is doing.  i hope you take crooked paths and unplowed trails. i hope you discover within yourself what is uncomfortable and go forth with it.  pushContinue reading “choices.over.voices.(rise above)”


  recipe for blf: one heaping spoonful of oversensitivity one pinch patience one teensy, tiny dash of o.c.d. one huge wallop of hormones one squeeze of self-righteousness one insanely huge hand-full of guilt for being self-righteous/not perfect one bottle of purple, one yellow, one orange eighty-seven ounces of humor, both with and against myself forty-twoContinue reading “recipe”

your beauty lies within what you are

your beauty lies within what you are.  it cannot change, and will not waver. you may not be able to touch it, but it is there. what it is you seek shall be in you from the beginning. and it shall be. it shall be. love yourself for what you have been given. nurture thoseContinue reading “your beauty lies within what you are”

plant the seed, and the tree will grow . . . with help

happy earth day, one and all! we all need the sunshine hello!  welcome to be forever lovely!   please remember, this is a place to leave more happy than when you arrived.  i am trying to figure out how we can all be forever lovely by taking the experiences of every day, every moment, every whisper, andContinue reading “plant the seed, and the tree will grow . . . with help”