I dreamed of trying to pull a mask of my face, only to realize that the mask was my face. ~Viet Thanh Nguyen Our masks grow layer by layer by layer with a stealth ensuring we are unaware we have become a parody of societal expectations and the authentic soul is buried so deep we […]
I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself. ~Franz Kafka As much as I would like to spill my guts for all to see, be a transparent human able to easily connect with others, to know and be fully known, the […]
So long as I have questions to which there are no answers, I shall go on writing. ~Clarice Lispector What is the value of cats? The questions without answers tend to be the most interesting questions. Questions with answers are a dead-end street. Answer = Stop. Park the car for eternity. No more thinking required.
Truth is often accompanied by intense pain, and almost no one is looking for painful truths. ~Haruki Murakami The truth about painful truth is that it is the truth we need to walk through to overcome the pain from the avoided truth. The process requires us to let go of the subtly painful lies we […]
Some nights, Raven descends on my sleep, spreads black wings over my head, inserts its obsidian beak into my ear and with the dexterity of a scalpel wielding surgeon, proceeds to pick my brain clean of all creative thoughts, swallowing them for regurgitation to it’s young, leaving my creative brain sterile as a bleached bone […]
It’s strange how deserts turn us into believers. I believe in walking in a landscape of mirages, because you learn humility. I believe in living in a land of little water because life is drawn together. And I believe in the gathering of bones as a testament to spirits that have moved on. If the […]
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot My travels in 2014 are now but fleeting images, memories that exist only in closed eyes, cherished remembrances and more than 10,000 photos. I want to make the […]