When Dylan was alive, I distinctly remember telling a friend that his eventual demise will destroy me. It was a dramatic thing to say but anytime I contemplated it I would get this overwhelming, gut-wrenching, a-thousand-daggers-to-my-heart kind of feeling. Energetic puppy patting was the quickest remedy. And then, out of the blue, it happened. He… Continue reading It Has Been Seven Months Since My Dog Died
via Photo Challenge: Solitude A while ago I was reading up on relaxation techniques. I’m not very good at deep breathing, I tend to focus too much on whether I’m doing it right, or if it’s working. I’m a very visual person. So naturally, I decided to work on relaxing imagery instead. Maybe I… Continue reading Solitude
Step outside your comfort zone, explore what’s available to you, plan ahead, and try not to get wrapped up in the lives of others.
It’s New Years Eve and the Disneyland bus station is not a happy place, filled with frowns and weary sighs of people who can’t afford the fancy Disney hotels and have to commute to their beds. Zoom in on two best friends. We had been abandoned by the Magic Bus, who emptied our pockets and… Continue reading A Sad Person Visiting the Happiest Place on Earth
I have lived in a lot of strange places. Some wonderfully strange, and some scary strange.. Like the time I called a shack on Koh Samui home. It had no foundations, meaning there was exactly zero protection between me and the VERY LARGE AND CREEPY reptiles and insects living under my floorboards. Occasionally they would… Continue reading My Secret Life in the Chateau
I’m standing in a field and I’m screaming your name. It’s impossible, everything about you defies the meaning of subtlety, with your giant bear-like paws and I’m-going-to-knock-everything-flying oversized tail, and yet, like an expert ninja rabbit stalker, you have vanished into the Yorkshire Wilderness, leaving a very despondent me standing alone like an idiot with… Continue reading Goodbye my Sunshine.
The mountains are dancing in soft light, as the clouds sweep over them like a video on fast forward. I feel both lost and found. We are here. We exist. We are as real as the mountains that peak this world. But we are also lost, floating into darkness; so very small. I’m crying. It… Continue reading Lakes, Mountains, and Mars.