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1987   Me love mi car, me love mi house, me love mi money and ting But most of all, me love mi browning. Me love mi car, me love mi house, me love mi money and ting But most of all, me love mi browning. It is the chorus to a popular song in…

Move forward

Pocketfuls of promises sagging when the wind Laps the skirt around your knees. Locked inside a static stance The possibility of movement beckons at your hems Yet, rigidity overwhelms. Eyes fixed on the hopeful whispers that escape The prison of fleece-lined pockets, Riding potent wind gusts. Life pokes and thrusts Will you say yes? Fling…

Life Before Death

On cold and rainy days, I get a little emotional. Today, being a blustery, blizzard-like, white-out snow day in New York City, I’m even more sappy, I guess. These are the days when the creative juices flow a little freer and it seems fitting to share the fruit borne in other days like this. Life…

Timeless

Here is a part of my heart. By that, I mean, this is a poem I wrote today that I will share with you here even though right now, it’s just a  scribble, a first draft that I might never have gone back to edit, and instead might be more inclined to keep in my…

Storyboards

If you’ve been watching the last few videos I posted on my YouTube channel, you know I have been reading The Decameron and making little storyboards to share my reading experience. Yesterday, I posted 2 more videos for Day 5 and Day 6 of #Decamorama Click below to watch Day 5 and Day 6… and then…

Fear

A mop haired monster, its claws on a button That could wipe out my life and all the things I dreamed about but never did. Not yet. Pings on my phone, the latest update. Carefully worded, to make my heart race. It beats the same. Five hurricanes, names I recognize from a childhood game. Harvey’s…

Blast From The Past

On this day in 2016, I wrote this story. I am sharing it today because maybe you’ll enjoy seeing what kind of fiction I was cranking out a year ago. source: Happy Birthday Song It’s his birthday today. Fifteen years ago today, for the first time, I bought him a birthday card. It was yellow….

Art Effects

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island Yesterday, I told you that recently, I’ve been expressing my thoughts through sketching and doodling. I’ve been flipping through how-to books and watching YouTube tutorials on drawing cartoon figures and the very act of drawing is…

Using Media For Inspiration

Most of media consumption this week has been from YouTube – watching and contributing. Two videos I posted lately that you might not know about if you don’t subscribe to me there (hint: you should!) … a little chat about what I read in August where I try to figure out if I prefer male or…

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“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It seems only fitting to use a quote from…

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Pablo Picasso said “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Most of Picasso’s artwork was abstract – not to show life the way it is but the way he saw it, the way, perhaps, he wished it was. All art allows us to do that – the novel, the movie, the painting, the sculpted…

Who Am I?

  Overwhelmed by your genius, Your passions fill my heart Your words break my silence I touch your picture when we’re apart Your rainbow of opinions color my thoughts Your voice tinkles in my mind I see you in myself But alone, who am I? I mourn for your losses My leaden tears fall for…