A Love that Disrupts

One of the great agitators of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” A lot of people like to cherry-pick this quote from Dr. King’s legacy once a year, on his birthday. He was such a remarkable human, and […]

I Still Choose Love

“I love you,” they would murmur, through yeasty breath and sleepy eyes. Some would say it after just a few days, others in the heightened moment of a sexual encounter. I would soak their words into the hollow crevices of my heart, longing for there to be truth in every intoxicating syllable. That kind of […]

I Say Yes to Myself

I work in a bakery so I hear a lot of, “Oh I just want it ALL, but I can’t …” or “I really shouldn’t …” Or “What has the least sugar?” I don’t mind so much, but I often want to remind these grown adult humans that they WALKED INTO A BAKERY. The treats […]

The Love Mandala

There are well worn paths across the carpet which tell of their coming and going and all the myriad ways they were hemmed together as a piece over a day or two or a thousand. They still pull even in her absence The other day an aroma enveloped him like a cloud of witnesses And, […]

When Love Takes Your Breath Away

When I was younger I thought love was like fairy tales or the big happy song that plays at the end of a Disney movie. I thought love was all grand declarations and huge romantic gestures. I thought it was so big the world shook when love spoke its name. I know better now. Sometimes […]