cherry blossom |3|

Ten, four fifteen. Cherry blossoms pristine. I watch the green alive around me. Where am I? Where am I? Cross my heart and hope I fly ignore my heart and wish for death. Cold air, piercing deep, please- let me catch my breath. Little bird, cherry tree you know where you find safety One grows…

cherry blossoms |2|

A shout out to the people who check in on you. Who ask. Who don’t take “I’m fine” as an answer. You are a petal falling onto my cheek, a soft touch slapping me back to reality. You have nourished the trunk and told it when it is growing in the wrong way, when it…

cheery blossoms |1|

One two, afternoon cherry blossom tree now I have to forfeit your solitary safety bird-singing silence and everlasting green. Out of sight, out of mind scared of unheard screams. I don’t understand living in a world where everything is free. It is unjust for you to wallow in fear while I can do as I…

Breaking Tradition: a good thing or a bad one?

Are traditions always valuable things? Sometimes the word tradition conjures up fond memories of candlelight services on Christmas Eve. On other occasions, it reminds us of strict rules or strange practices that are justified because, after all, “they are tradition.” I’d like to share about a tradition in our culture that I’d like to kick….

You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.

What if you believed- as in, soul searching, gut wrenching chest      h  e  a  v  i  n  g belly calmed kind of belief- that you are      right           where     you    are        meant       to           be? my tree, let…

{alright hours}

Everything is loud at this time of the night. I can sit in the darkness and finally see light, examine every conversation and tone and “Try, try harder.” “Try, try less.” “Get more things.” “You’re so blessed.” This quiet is loud and my head is a mess. Often turning inwards only ingrains my worries into…

So, what are your New Years resolutions?

“What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” PSALM 8:4 NIV So, what are your New Years resolutions? It’s a question I’m starting to hear more and more as we enter the new year. We each try to set goals and take direction for the next year….

//paper flies//

Paper airplane flying dreams plain and simple straight and clean. Stark contrast with the business, past which it streams; mind of a child taking wings. Imagine if we took everything like a piece of paper- saw past the four edges the bold letters, hard desk edges and saw the potential. If the sheet was folded,…