Don't make mistakes, make choices. Don't wander through life hoping you'll end up somewhere wonderful, make choices. Make choices and if you realise later you could've done better, accept it, do better, and appreciate that the choice you made was yours. Let yourself be free to make choices, not mistakes.
"I like to wait till I have everything figured out."
"By then it'll be too late."
Sometimes life and the relationships in it aren't about saying something profound to another person, but saying something at all.
I dream up starry night skies, but too often all I ever create are acid-washed navy blue backgrounds.
Relationships are sacred like words are sacred. When we fail to define either as anything less than magical, we lose the opportunity to exist in the presence of two of the greatest abstracts known to any of us. We also, then, lose the opportunity to create anything concrete from either. Relationships are sacred like words are sacred; don't lose sight of that for anything.
During every fixed point in time, we simultaneously live in a world of innumerable possibilities and a world of only one possibility--existing in this exact moment.
What do you do with a heart that bleeds? I don't know. I do know that words help; they don't always fix things, rather "carry the pain."* No matter they do. They do something. Thus, Project Heartbleed: the posting of (at least) one phrase a day. These phrases used to wait for fully formed blog posts to meet the world, but now, they'll meet you where they are and you'll get to see, as I do, how they grow into more than a few words.
Carmel: a fellow beating heart.
"1000 Times" - Sara Bareilles
Welcome all beating hearts to Project Heartbleed--the place where all my writing begins.