show (you) all the beauty you possess, if you only let yourself believe.

'Let yourself believe' was the phrase that found a way into my wine-induced mind last night.  As I walked home from Jenny's condo after a few hours of friend time and guilty pleasure reality TV, I hung out tightly to these three words hopeful that I'd remember in the morning.  As expected, I forgot them.  However, … Continue reading show (you) all the beauty you possess, if you only let yourself believe.

if i lay here, if i just lay here; would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Il dolce far niente: "The sweetness of doing nothing".  That's exactly what I've been instructed to be doing, or shall I say I've been instructed to do nothing.  So after weeks of trying to rest more, I finally followed everyone's orders and took a sick day from work to do nothing but Rest, Rest, and More … Continue reading if i lay here, if i just lay here; would you lie with me and just forget the world?

look for the girl with the broken smile, ask her if she wants to stay awhile.

About a month ago, at a bar/coffee shop five blocks away from my old apartment in downtown Columbus, eight twentysomethings sat at table engaged in laughs and conversation.  If you need a visual, picture Central Perk minus the couch and many more beer glasses than coffee mugs.  Oh, I should also point out that most of these people met … Continue reading look for the girl with the broken smile, ask her if she wants to stay awhile.

all i have are the choices i make.

Darlene, one of the loves of my life, always knows the right things to say, even if I don't know the right question to ask.  On Thursday afternoon she knew the right quote to share: Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it … Continue reading all i have are the choices i make.

don’t you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark, twisted games?

I've sat on this thought for a long time.  Probably at least 6 years, if not more.  But I'm not sure if I have ever voiced it out loud (to myself) or to anyone else.  Instead it's an idea that has rolled around in my mind time-and-time-again, but I never knew how best to put those thoughts … Continue reading don’t you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark, twisted games?

we may look the same, but we are all changed completely forever.

Before I begin, I have to say that today is a very special day.  Today my dear friends, Darlene & Paul are getting married!!  And tomorrow they leave for their New Mexico honeymoon adventure.  I couldn't be happier for these two lovely people and the love that they found in one another.  It's a beautiful thing: … Continue reading we may look the same, but we are all changed completely forever.