Remember How You Got Here

Remember How You Got Here

The most important thing is remembering the most important thing. ~ Zen master Suzuki Roshi ~ Bambina is my “Little Elephant.” i met Bambina when we were serendipitously placed together as roommates during study abroad in Italy. we became fast friends as...
Hanging Out Amongst the Shadows

Hanging Out Amongst the Shadows

Abiding is an in-between experience. Because of that, it gets less attention. It’s not a peak event such as arriving or departing or even an intentional action such as accumulating or releasing. Lacking an obvious drama to pull you in, it is easy to miss or ignore or...
Softening Our Shells

Softening Our Shells

“You already have everything you need to be happy.” Bingo! All of us experience moments of insight that pop up out of nowhere. Maybe it was a matter of time and practice…drip, drip, drip, the bucket fills. Or maybe something more ordinary like boredom or exhaustion or...
A New Kind of Beast

A New Kind of Beast

The wind is blowing so hard it feels like I can’t hold on much longer. Even if I do, I can’t be convinced that the tree won’t get blown away itself. My little claws are grasping onto a thin branch as I look down to the depths of where I could fall. In this moment I...
The Event of a Thread

The Event of a Thread

the event of a thread created by Ann Hamilton for the Park Avenue Armory this November i was invited by Anne Bogart to participate as a reader in Ann Hamilton’s installation event at the Park Avenue Armory. as both a great honor and delight, i am reading to pigeons...

Lost & Found

:: i found Nabilah. i found a cheap new suitcase. i finally found a laptop lock. and i found out that i already have everything i need. :: Nabilah and i met at the awesome Kickstart Cafe. this is like the kind of cafe that i am always looking for anywhere in the...

Emergence

it is true what they say (whoever “they” are)…starting is the hardest part. so i will just try to be exactly where i am right now, in this moment, and go from there… rip off that Band-aid…one, two, three, go! i am on the brink of ending...

Hello world!

The journey is about to begin! Preening my feathers, shining my shell, and packing a bag of necessities. The time is near…