Angels of Mercy

Most people don’t know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don’t get too comfortable & fall asleep & miss your life.

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Bad Monsters

Trying to pass themselves off as monsters, but the smile in their eyes keeps giving it away.

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Before Dawn

I've always liked the time before dawn because there's no one around to remind me who I'm supposed to be, so it's easier to remember who I am

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Bittersweet

She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short.

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Core Team

Don't take your family for granted, because people who love you even after they know you don't come along every day.

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Deep Roots

When I die, she said, I'm coming back as a tree with deep roots & I'll wave my leaves at the children every morning on their way to school & whisper tree songs at night in their dreams. Trees with deep roots know about the things children need.

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Dream Life

I don’t know how to find the world that lives in my dreams, but in all of them you are there so I think that is the place to start.

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Falling Into Place

deciding everything is falling into place perfectly as long as you don't get too picky about what you mean by place. Or perfectly.

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Heart Lines

There are invisible lines connecting everything together, and I am particularly fond of the one that connects me to you.

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Kindred Spirits

You're the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we'd know each other a long time.

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Light Within

The light inside of one person is enough to change the world, so imagine what we can do with two.

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Living Memory

I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain & the words that dance between people & for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive together

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No Regret

I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my children & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long.

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No Words

I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Inuit had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.

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One of Us

Someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin & they will say, What have you done with your life? & though there are many moments I think I will remember, in the end, I will be proud to say, I was one of us.

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Real Hero (masc)

Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That’s what takes a real hero.

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Real Reason

There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.

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Shine

For everything you've done and everything you are, thank you. You are the light that shines.

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Such Small Things

For a long time there were only your footprints & laughter in our dreams & even from such small things, we knew we could not wait to love you forever.

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Teach Love

The best teachers are the ones who show you how to use your heart.

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