She realized:
• She deserved –
• More than the scarcity of good love
• Better than his abusive tendencies
• Lightning Bugs and Butterflies
• Happy Smiles in photographs
• Enough room to be herself


How Far do the Apples Fall From the Stage?

What would you do if you and your boyfriend (now ex) witnessed one of his bandmates cheat on his wife, then apologize to you, and ask you both not to tell her?


Honesty Means


  • Care deeply about trust
  • Cherish our relationships
  • Value the importance of a solid reputation
  • Try to do our best and are willing to take the consequences of our actions
  • Respect others enough to tell them the truth
  • Value our opinion of ourselves enough to never live a lie

(Frank Sonnenberg Cited)



Pinnochio’s Pardon: a draw bridge

While the phantom bridge may have burned in anger, the “Princess” lamentedly withdrew the bridge to her castle. No longer suspended in terror, her honor and respect are regained.

Still, so many lessons linger like pearls at the water’s edge, only a few deep roots remain tethered to the foundation of each bridge. Even still, her hope floats like a wooden puppet, heartstrings and all.

Hello “Friend” ~ B.o.B.

“you have a lot of nerve to say you are my friend…” ~ Bob Dylan


Morbid Morals

Exploit the humble (Cinderella)

Only by being loved does one become lovable (Beauty and the Beast)

Kill giants, no matter how grand they may be; Kill giants, simply because they are giants (Jack and the Bean Stalk)

The struggle for meaning is real.


Between My Lips,


hide my teeth,

bite my tongue,

hold my breath…

Love One Another

To You,

(yes, You!)

May there be

“peace in your heart,

a smile on your face,

food on your table,

courage to love unconditionally,

and the ability to forgive fully…”

Let joy be the focus.

“It’s not the end, it’s only a transition.”

thank you for sharing these lessons.

I love you.



A Letter to My Best Friend about that (Dumb) Boy


Dear best friend,

Hi, hello, hey.

I just have a lot on my mind. About you, about your worth, about that (dumb) boy.

And instead of saying names, or texting you, or calling him out, I thought I’d share it on here. Because I know I’m not the only best friend out there, who has found themselves between a rock and a hard place regarding their best friend and a (dumb) boy.

(More specifically, your dumb boy.)

While I could spend a whole post ranting about why I don’t like him, I’d rather tell you the more important things: all the reasons that I like you—and in turn—why a girl like you, doesn’t need a boy like him. (Because a girl like you, deserves so much more, than a boy like him.) SO!


Dear Best Friend:

You are beautiful

I don’t mean that in an artificial, ingenuine way.


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Sunday Best

Church ladies dressed up

all for show,

Fancy ‘Freudian slips’ and all

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