Browsing Tag

hope

  • culture

    The real meaning of Independence Day

    HAPPY 4th OF JULY, USA! ?? For all of us who are Americans, all around the world, we’re celebrating and remembering our Independence Day. And while I am (surprisingly) in the mood to celebrate everything…

    4 Jul 2017
  • culture

    wednesday wisdom. the words of cornel west.

    “The country is in deep trouble. We’ve forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to…

    6 Nov 2013
  • in the wild

    six senses sunday.

    it’s sunday night and before i tuck myself in, i thought i’d reflect on the past week with a little six senses sunday. it’s where i take some photos from the week and share…

    12 May 2013
  • culture

    the fight.

    my love is going back to the hospital today. it’s necessary and totally the right thing. that doesn’t make it any easier though. still, she is amazing. strong. and fearless even though she’s scared.…

    12 Apr 2013
  • in the wild

    celebrating renewal!

    “the secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possible can.” ~ mike dooley “i have always been delighted…

    31 Mar 2013
  • be

    emptiness.

    this morning my love & i sipped coffee and talked about emptiness. about feeling empty inside. lost. unrest. we talked about what makes a person good. we talked about learning to love ourselves and…

    30 Mar 2013
  • be

    skulls and flowers for friday.

    oh, my dear readers, this just might be the week from hell. on top of the whole “holy week” focus on death thing, so many other things have been happening as well. my love’s…

    29 Mar 2013
  • in the wild

    a spring in my step.

    i don’t really have a spring in my step. actually it’s the exact opposite. i am snuggling under covers as much as humanly possible whenever i have free time. but today i’m also practicing…

    20 Mar 2013
  • culture

    her words.

    she may just be the most amazing person i have ever met. no. not may. she is. last summer my love was in the hospital for just a few days shy of three months.…

    7 Mar 2013
  • be norrköping

    i choose to inhabit my days.

    ok. truth time. it’s monday. it’s cold. but the sun is shining. and i am weary. not tired or sleepy. but weary. mentally. march has barely started, and i’m feeling uneasy & anxious. i…

    4 Mar 2013
  • be meditation

    figuring out advent.

    i’m a sucker for those seasons right before a big holiday. like advent – the days/weeks before christmas. and lent – the days/weeks before easter. these are seasons that we contemplative-types love. a reason…

    3 Dec 2012
  • photography

    gratitude 30: week 1

    as i wrote last week, i decided to begin a new photo challenge this month. a thankfulness/gratitude challenge. there is still a prompt, but the focus is on being thankful for whatever that prompt…

    8 Nov 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    i pulled an all-nighter.

    i’m still in shock. i’m amazed. excited. overwhelmed. and so. very. thankful. oh yeah, and tired. hehe. i’m thankful that this is the dawning of a new america, as some news sites are putting…

    7 Nov 2012
  • culture

    v.o.t.e.

    just a reminder for all you americans out there today… get out & vote! make your voice heard! you/we have a right and a privilege that so many others all around the world do…

    6 Nov 2012
  • culture

    tragedy & beauty.

    i could be angry. but i choose to channel that anger into passion. i could live in fear. but i choose to face my fears. i could feel overwhelmed and give up. but i…

    22 Jul 2012
  • in the wild

    sunshine & strawberries.

    last night (as every night) i slept under the stars that hang on my headboard. i woke early to the sun streaming in the room and hugged my family before i rolled out of…

    21 Jun 2012
  • life

    how ’bout we kick some ass?

    if you know me, in real life or in the blog world, then you know that most days i am seeking the calm, peaceful, and meditative vibes in life. and that’s just fine &…

    14 Jun 2012
  • be

    day 31: something beautiful.

    my something beautiful from today: our friends’/lina’s “brother’s” newborn baby girl’s hand. we’re aunts again. yippee! good evening, good people. well, it’s the last night of may 2012, and the birth of a beautiful…

    31 May 2012
  • day 14: grass.

    today has been one of those days. and it’s really been one of those days for my love… it’s just that when she feels bad, so do i. you know how that goes, right?…

    14 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    the sun is gonna shine.

    there is one thing that you must know about me, and many of you do. i am a huge beatles fan. h.u.g.e. and, of course, john lennon is my fav (no offense to you…

    13 May 2012
  • life

    day 9: something i do every day.

    every day i walk. somewhere. everywhere. nowhere special. but i’m moving from one place to the next. and my picture of me walking got me thinking about a favorite song of my love’s. it’s…

    10 May 2012
  • be north carolina

    my cup is overflowing.

    i did it. i made it. i stood up, opened my mouth, and let the swedish flow. ok, perhaps it didn’t flow perfectly. perhaps i stumbled over some pronunciations and mixed up some grammar.…

    22 Apr 2012
  • in the wild

    welcome back, spring.

    pic from vivian (ny through the lens). today is the spring equinox… when the earth’s tilt is fairly straight up & down, and the day & night are equal. ok. truth time. perhaps today…

    20 Mar 2012
  • be the seasons

    surrounded by darkness.

    it’s here. the longest night of the year. today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere of the world. the shortest day of the year, which means that there is more darkness today…

    21 Dec 2011
  • be

    breathlessly waiting.

    i’m still in the middle of my little personal retreat. i’m not quite ready to share what i’ve read from joseph campbell (the guy i referred to in yesterday’s post). i’m still soaking it…

    29 Nov 2011
  • be

    i feel every little thing.

    i’m the first to admit that i’m an optimist. a hopelessly romantic chick who’s full of thoughts of dreams and possibilities. i think that some people may think that i am too hopeful, though.…

    23 Oct 2011