"I am on a journey... With my work, my explorations, and a few sad stories. I travel with a suitcase full of outrageous blessings. I am on a quest for truth, beauty, and quiet joy. I am an artist, a writer, an explorer."

Monday, 28 November 2016

I'll try not to sing out of key

With a little help from my friends by The Beatles

An all-time favourite which goes way back and I can't seem to get out of my head today. Here's to my friends and family; here's to my loved ones and here's to the ones I've yet to meet. It doesn't need to be Thanksgiving in order to be thankful for what we have and for all the (hopefully) good that's coming our way. Universe? Thank you for always having my back!

Love is all you need

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Always Believe

First/Last Snow by Miriam Stockley

Every morning your rise, I want you to remember this:
There are amazing things to be part of, and fight for, and feel, because the world will unlock hundreds of doors when you give this day all the courage, love, and intensity you can.

~ Victoria Erickson

Focus on the powerful, euphoric, magical, synchronistic, beautiful parts of life, and the universe will keep giving them to you.

Never stop believing, miracles dwell in the invisible :) 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Postcards

Photo by Alice Karayiannis

Still now, I send letters into space.
Hoping that some mailman somewhere will track you down 
and recognise you from the descriptions in my poems.
That he will place the stack of them in your hands and tell you
“There is a girl who still writes you. She doesn’t know how not to.”

~ Sarah Kay

Friday, 11 November 2016

That's how the light gets in

Photo by Alice Karayiannis

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in...

It is a happy thought if we enjoy the truth. There is always something that will have to break. Usually it is our personal pride. A Buddhist thinker said that disappointment is a great way to illumination. Other masters said: "from the broken debris of my heart I will erect an altar to the Lord". 

The idea that there is a staircase of gold and marble, which leads to knowledge is seductive, but seems to me that the idea of something needing to get broken before we can learn anything is a more true idea. It is my experience, maybe you can escape it, but I doubt it. Unless the heart breaks, we will never know anything about love. As long as our objective universe doesn't collapse, we'll never know anything about the world. 

We think that we know the mechanism, but only when it fails we understand how intricate and mysterious is the operation. So, it is true, "there's a crack in everything", all human activity is imperfect and unfinished. Only that way we can have the notion that there's something inside us that can only be located through disillusion, bad luck and defeat. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case. 

~ Leonard Cohen
RIP