An Ode to Avett

It probably won’t come as a surprise to you that I am in love with a band with lyrics including the following: “Be loud, let your colors show.” “I wish you’d see yourself as beautiful as I see you Why can’t you see yourself as beautiful as I see you?” “Where nothing is owed, deserved or … More An Ode to Avett

Giving Up Math

“It isn’t fair!” “Life’s not fair.” Would come the reply to my childhood whine. The reply exhausted and frustrated me. I’m not sure how old I was but I was already treating life as a mathematical equation. I expected my life to compute just the way numbers did in math class. If I bought someone dinner, they’d … More Giving Up Math

Caution for Candles

 As a teenager I remember loving the different smells coming from the variety of colored jars at the  candle store. There were hundreds of scents. From cinnamon to cupcake. I would buy votives, tapers, and tea lights to enjoy lit on my night stand. Little did I know that apart from making me want to … More Caution for Candles

A Perfect Morning

My green juice sprayed my arm and the back of my cousins button-up work shirt as we rode on his Vespa over the Brooklyn Bridge. The helmet I was wearing prevented me from taking a sip of the kale, parsley, cucumber mixture until the ride was over. My cup filled hand hovered just outside  his … More A Perfect Morning

The Comfort Zone

Poem Share!!! Maybe you have seen this poem before, but if you haven’t, it is such a good one! It encourages us to shoot for our dreams despite the fear and doubt. The Comfort Zone by Anonymous I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I couldn’t fail, The same four walls of … More The Comfort Zone

Big Scary Words

I remember taking medical terminology and thinking about the ridiculousness of some of the terms. Fifteen syllable words should not exist as far as I’m concerned unless we are singing a song made popular by Mary Poppins. My grandmother taught me the word sternocleidomastoid when I was seven. It is the name of a muscle … More Big Scary Words