Wednesday, May 12
Shadow

Tag: iPhoneography

Awakening on Our Rocky Rebel Road

Joy
Sometimes ... We love living in shadowlands that ride our backs, pregnant with dream demons and rhinestone illusions ~ On such days we come crashing at the abrading edges of narrow channels and wide-open oceans 'till we are caught between moon-sight and sun-gold distortions Easy then to precipitate bursts of chaos in the hoary hibernation of our soul’s winter, denying the truth in our own voices, the god-awful transience of our bodies Yet here we are ... Yes! Here we are awakening on our rocky, rebel road ... serving our spiny poetry like Don Juan his peyote buttons © 2011 poem, 2016 photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved

Wear Pink Shoes and Stay Up All Night Laughing

Joy, Spirituality
“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.” ― Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life © 2015, photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day...