Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Have A Dream.

I have a dream.
It is a dream to go back to school for Museum Studies or some such fantastic venture.
But in the pursuit of fantastic ventures there are often mundane necessities with which to grapple. The largest and most mundane-est being: money.
I have no liquid assets. And yet, I aspire to much. And so, the gap must be bridged!!
I realize that the last year and a half of my life has been driven by running from problems, instead of being led by dreams.
You know, it's so hard to pick a dream, when you have so many! And it's hard to get a dream moving, when it has sat alone, uncompelled for many months.
But what I miss most is the Bliss. The constant flow of vibrancy, light, and life which characterizes a driven and passionate life, in which you already walk the path of possibilities, and you're not still searching for it.
And once you find a dream, it seems such a fragile thing. So hazy and unsure and crystalline.
Why is the first step always the hardest?
But even in the dullest, dreariest of days, it's people like Caroline and Hannah that lift me up, even when they're miles away.
Today I have a dream. And today, I am thankful for fellow dreamers.
Dreamers really are lovely people.
photos: Live.Laugh.Love from innerbeauty, girl on swing from, This is a Brand New Day, Holding onto my Heart from, car from stumbleupon, still from Inception, Hold Me by +airicalush on deviantART, Peter Pan image by Michael Meiers, Paris image from tumblr, balloon girl from We Heart It.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Light and Love.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Sometimes the rain (or the snow!) comes down and you just have to keep smiling.
A true muse always knows how to float!
photos: Gemma Ward by Greg Kadel in Vogue Italia, Float girl from

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shakespeare and Mumford Sat Down to Tea...

Mumford's own sons came around them to be.

Need a little music?
How 'bout a little Shakespeare, too?
Thank you Mumford & Sons.
What an arrangement for some of The Bard's poetry...

Monday, January 10, 2011

it's all About the loVe, or: Stand Up?

There are 25 people out there that I think about more often than not. 25 people who are walking a path with me for a short little while, and this post is for them.

All the lonely people crying,
It could change if we just get started.
Lift the darkness, light a fire
For the silent and the broken hearted.

Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up,
Won't you stand up you girls and boys.
Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up,
Won't you stand up and use your voice.

There's a comfort, there's a healing
High above the pain and sorrow.
Change is coming, can you feel it
Calling us into a new tomorrow?

Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up,
Won't you stand up you girls and boys.
Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up,
Won't you stand up and use your voice.

When the walls fall all around you,
When your hope has turned to dust,
Let the sound of Love surround you,
Be like the heart in each of us.

Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up,
Won't you stand up you girls and boys.
Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up,
Won't you stand up and use your voice.
~ ~
The South Africa community is leaving in just a few days, to teach English, to help at AIDS clinics, to minister with the gift of presence. Open your hearts, dearlings.

Halfway around the world, the San Diego Community spends their days soaking up the eternal-summer of California, and changing the lives of its young people. Rest assured, lovies, many of us wish we were where you are!

Chi-town community, reaching out and bracing for the cabin fever days. This one's for the peeps in the Windy City. I met the actual Windy this song was written about while I was in Boulder. She was a little girl when they wrote the song, and now she's in her late 40's, but she's still full of life, just like y'all.

About half a globe south of Chicago lies Chulucanas, Peru. Four lovely ladies are headed way south in just a few days to get a serious dose of Culture. I couldn't find a video for this one, so you've got to find a copy...but I highly recommend it. "Carnival Song" by Pete and J (before they were Harper Blynn. (click here for a preview).

Over in the City that Never Sleeps, the Bronx crew spends their time sharing the love. It's the kind of love of girls who write love letters and leave them for strangers, girls who fall in love with children with no homes, girls who dance all night because they love life, girls with smiles that light up the room and the world. It's honest love, that sees humanity and embraces it with open arms.

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Which just leaves us here in Lawrence. There's no particular meaning behind this one. It's just the kind of song everybody- no matter who- can sing at the top of their lungs.

So, there's really just one more thing to say.
A reminder really.
Go spread the love, loves,
'cause The World Ain't Slowin' Down.

Sunday, January 9, 2011