Apr 18, 2014

from one hundred years of solitude, by gabriel garcia marquez.
thanks, gabo, for your beautiful words.

Apr 14, 2014

be here now.

Apr 11, 2014



make a wish!

Apr 10, 2014

the survivor


you will survive.  the hurt, the pain, the giant walls standing in your way.  one day, it will all be no longer.  because just as easily as it found its way into your life, it will find its way out.  quietly, slowly, unceremoniously.  but surely.  that I know for certain.

and you’ll wonder how or why this tiny little road bump seemed so big.  because it might be bigger than big right now, but you’ll hop on over it.  you’ll jump or run or skip or even stumble through.  but somehow, you will make it to the other side.  you will survive it.  all of it.  and the next time you look back, this seemingly insurmountable thing will be miles away.  and you, my dear, you will be soaring.

{three years later.  this time, for a.}

you are many things,
but above all,
you are resilient.

                            { you will make it through this. }

Apr 7, 2014

you are right where you are supposed to be.


maybe you think you missed your chance.  maybe you think you wasted time.  maybe you think everyone is racing ahead, and you’re right back where you started.


you are exactly where you’re supposed to be.

you are on the brink, on the cusp, on the tip-toe edge of something wonderful.  

so trust in where you are. believe in where you’re going. and go your own way.

{still here}


hi there.  it’s been a while.  actually, it’s been forever.  

I’ve missed being here.  I’ve missed all of you & your words & your thoughts & your wishes.  

thanks for still being here.  it means so much to me.


{and if you’d like, ask me a question, make a request, tell me a story.  
I’d really, truly love to hear from you.}

Apr 16, 2013

Boston, we are with you.
{photo credit unknown}

Oct 25, 2012

Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamer,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world.

                            { langston hughes }

Oct 23, 2012

Oct 7, 2012

right this second.


right this second, someone you haven’t met is looking for someone like you.

{do you want to know what else is happening right now?}

Oct 3, 2012

you are a fighter.


you are strong.  and you are brave.  you will make it through this.

{for nh. get well soon. xo}

Sep 16, 2012



make a wish!

keep at it.


whatever your dream is, keep at it.  you will get there one day.

{for bailey, a girl with a big dream & a gorgeous voice.}

you’ve got to have a dream. if you don’t have a dream, how are you going to have a dream come true?

                            { oscar hammerstein, south pacific }