Saturday, October 30, 2010

morning therapy

Just a regular ol' Friday morning..

McAngus burger!!!

"what kind of face would a hamburger make?" -Ellen

Once upon a time, my roommate was a hamburger...a McAngus burger to be exact :)

reexamining worth

My finger on the pulse of reality
a depth too great to embrace
barren emptiness without definition
spoken only in the language of the soul

Tears wrung out of a fragile heart
as bricks stacked high dissolve
laying bare emotion for scrutiny
freeing layers of comfortable fear

A gentle hand holds steady
the sign post, the mirror, the light
as love and wisdom fill where
confusion and fear have reigned

A battle rages, balance the prize,
for a delicate line that bewilders reason
and a wholeness that eludes
even the brightest mind

A bottomless pool seemed shallow
in the presence of blinded eyes
profound weight kept distant
bears heavy on the heart

Liberation taunts, promising much
with familiar bondage close behind
Love's definition precarious
on the edge of shame and loss

Despair shouts at the top of its lungs
while hope whispers softly
audible against the chaos
not yet tangible beyond the wall

Grace upon grace bestowed around
unfathomable streams of love
support and clarity filter through dusty lenses
where worth is reexamined at long last

Saturday, October 16, 2010

family time

I've been spending a lot of time being an aunt to some pretty sweet little kiddos who are steadily stealing more and more of my heart the more I get to know their little hearts and personalities...I never knew how much I could love Saturday morning soccer games, slimy halfway chewed cheez-its, empty capri sun pouches, wrestling complete with grassy hair, infinitely interesting kiddie conversation, post-nap cuddling, Mcdonalds playplace, silly bands, kid catechism songs, superhero talk, hugs and kisses that just say "I'm glad you're around," and my sweet camera that lets me capture their awesomeness on film :)

Hashimoto the great

Drodgen the wonderful

Camilley, my best friend (and the cutest little princess in the universe)