I know that I’m changing because
I’ll be in a moment and I won’t recognize the moment
Even though nothing has changed –
Not my environment not my skin not my daily rituals and habits.
won’t sleep in front of a mirror
(I get strange dreams some that feel familiar but with foreign noises)
it’s my thoughts that have changed.
I’m wading into deeper water a wider, more open
This is my favorite fall song. Its what Fall makes me feel🌟
She: But you were miserable this morning!
Woody: (brow furrowed) No, I was happy, I just didn’t realize I was happy.
– Hannah & Her Sisters
Out at sea the sun
but only in one place,
like a silver dish
on the rain-darkened water.
A single whale
sated with love,
steaming north from Baja,
was too distant to see,
but we could
see where he was breathing:
a tree made of water
and filled with silver light
appeared on the air,
and after a whale-breath,
the selfsame form-
a little farther
north each time.
– James Galvin
She said I am no longer afraid of anything
Most of all
This is all that will save us.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”