silence of the heart.

We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the … Continue reading silence of the heart.

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unsent love letter mix tape: track 5

The post I wrote on Sunday, October 10th will explain the ideas behind the Unsent Love Letter Mix Tape series, and if it still doesn’t make sense to you, well then, at least it makes sense to me.  The writer.  The blogger.  The girl behind the computer.  Call me what you will but these are … Continue reading unsent love letter mix tape: track 5

i’ve lived those seven days a thousand times. moments, now they’re all a blur, except for every second and every word.

It didn't take long after moving to Chicago in late November 2008 that I swore I would never live here to see another winter in this city.  Brr, was that one brrrrrutal!   That was almost two years ago and the weather these past few days has indicated that my third Chicago winter is quickly approaching.  … Continue reading i’ve lived those seven days a thousand times. moments, now they’re all a blur, except for every second and every word.

we were both young when i first saw you. i close my eyes and the flashback starts…

July 18, 2003.  I'll never forget the significance of that date, even if no one else knows of its relevance.  That was seven years ago.  Seven years.  I was a very inexperienced nineteen year old at the time, on the verge on a life-changing adventure as I attended my orientation day at OU.  I was … Continue reading we were both young when i first saw you. i close my eyes and the flashback starts…

promise me you’ll never let me go on a reality show

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.  If this John Lennon quote has any accuracy to it then (for the most part) reality TV is definitely not reality.  I know, what an earth-shattering remark for me to make this morning.  I'm halfway through my coffee so the neurons are firing away up here in Skokie, IL.  … Continue reading promise me you’ll never let me go on a reality show