The greater the risk, the greater the beauty.

“For me, writing is about control. Or, more accurately, loss of control. Maybe you are a writer, and you disagree because writing for you feels more like walking on the beach or getting a massage. Well, maybe you and I should never meet for coffee. Writing for me feels like getting naked in public. And writing is … Continue reading

Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and … Continue reading

Someday

Control is a tricky thing.  Some people strive for it, some live under it and others are blinded by it.  But what is it about this entity that makes humans both shudder and salivate? These days I can spot a control freak a mile away.  It’s as if I’m standing in a room of Chanel … Continue reading

“A good book has no ending.”

I was happy this past weekend.  Simply happy.  My weekend was similar to amazing memories of days gone by, only more mature and somehow better than the beginning.  I went to Toronto where I gorged myself on menus of yummy treats and shopped until my heart’s content.  It was amazing.  It was me –- it … Continue reading

My journey has been a lesson. I’ve learned:

How to depend on no one but myself. How to find my own path to happiness. How to seek the truth and find it, rather than settling for a lie. How to find beauty in the dark times and appreciate the climb. How to believe in the beauty and grace of love. How to find security … Continue reading

What a girl wants…

“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing … Continue reading

Amazing Grace

  If arithmetic is numbers, and if algebra is numbers and letters, then grace is numbers, letters, sounds, and tears, feelings and dreams. Grace is smashing the calculator, and using all the broken buttons and pieces to make a mosaic. Grace isn’t about having a second chance; grace is having so many chances that you … Continue reading

The Glamour of Life: My DOs and DON’Ts

  As a young teenager, I couldn’t wait to open the crisp pages of a new glossy Glamour magazine.  With my hands gliding gently over the latest high-fashion looks, I would become immersed in a culture of luxury, beauty and, well, glamour.  It was all so rich—the high-brow of the cityscapes, the glitz of Hollywood … Continue reading

The only thing to take with you is love.

The beautiful glitter of friendship rubs off, one way or another, on both parties.  In a healthy friendship, much like any thriving relationship, people develop a symbiotic partnership in which mutualism takes place.  I wasn’t part of a healthy friendship.  Giving didn’t take place on both sides, and, in turn, an antipathetic symbiosis merged.  The … Continue reading

A Soulmate with no Soul…

“I looked at your face I saw that all the love had died I saw that we had forgotten to take the time I, I saw that you couldn’t care less about what you do Couldn’t care less about the lies You couldn’t find the time to cry We forgot about love We forgot about … Continue reading