very true and powerful

[…] the universe is so achingly beautiful.  And we’re all in it together.  We’re all going in the same direction.  I’m not here to take control of the wheel.  Or to tell you what to believe.  I’m just here to tell you that it’s okay to stop.  To listen.  To change.

read the whole story here….. The Oatmeal – “Believe


reblogged: “Justify”

this echoes my thoughts about leaving Louisiana….

Eyes + Words

Written by Jacob Ibrag

‘How do we know if what we’re doing is right?’

As we drove along the coastline sky, I couldn’t help but

think of the life we left behind. ‘It isn’t anything except a

story we tell ourselves to justify our flight. Maybe we ran

away because we could, maybe we ran away to survive.’

Photographer Unknown

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rebloged: Obsolete

Eyes + Words

Written by Jacob Ibrag

I don’t think it’s writers block. I think it’s

the missing desire to want and need to transcribe the

images and characters living in my mind ontothis permanent

piece of paper. Once they crawl through these fingers and find

a new home, I become obsolete. All that’s left is, me.

Photography by Paolo Raeli

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“[…] and we are soon forgotten […]”


~ Charles F. Raymond ~

“A Star Called Home”

my good friend Marina Landry has a freshly published sci-fi romance book running around entitled A Star Called Home, and I’m here to spread the news!  Amazon’s summary is as follows:

Jul Kisling’s heart aches for the homeless children living beyond her office window. Her father, Chancellor of the Third Quadrant of Akila, refuses to use his power to help them. Frightened but determined, Jul secretly searches for transportation to bring some of the children to a newly-colonized planet.

I haven’t finished reading it yet, so I can’t do a proper review.  in lieu, here’s an interview she did with the publishers on their Facebook page.  😀  give it look-see, if’n you don’t mind.  I’d really appreciate, and I know she would too!  (oh, and here’s a link to her personal webpage, as well.)

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my readings

the third session is about finding blogs to read.  for the last few months, I haven’t been reading any of the blogs I follow; I just don’t go to the WordPress reader.  so instead, I’ve set it to email me when someone updates.  that is going to result in me (hopefully) reading them all.  I also have a friend who blogs via DreamWidth still.  I need to catch up on his posts soon.

I follow a wide variety of stuff, but I mainly follow writers and those struggling with mental health.  I would list the bloggers that I read and follow the most, but it’s been so long, I don’t even know who’s posting regularly anymore.  😦  but hopefully I can do a shoutout in a few posts once I’ve caught up on my readings.

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Day Three: Visit the Neighbors

my mad world

all around me are familiar faces,
worn out places, worn out faces.
bright and early for the daily races
going nowhere, going nowhere.
their tears are filling up their glasses.
no expression; no expression.
hide my head, I wanna drown my sorrow.
no tomorrow; no tomorrow.
sorry about cutting.  about saying how maybe I was done.  guess I didn’t actually say I was.  because I’m not.
have great night.
see you tomorrow.  just with more lacerations.
children waiting for the day they feel good.
happy birthday; happy birthday.
and to feel the way that every child should;
sit and listen, sit and listen.
but honestly, I will be here tomorrow. so please, don’t call the cops….
I have enough trouble lined up with them as is.