Saturday, June 24, 2006

New Project

Here's another project I'm working on. It's called Project Random Acts of Kindness. Check out the blog at
  • Project Random Acts of Kindness
  • Monday, March 06, 2006

    The Invitation

    It doesn't interest me what you do for a living
    I want to know what you ache for
    and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
    It doesn't interest me how old you are
    I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
    for love
    for your dream
    for the adventure of being alive.

    It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
    I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
    if you have been opened by life's betrayals
    or have become shriveled and closed
    from fear of further pain.

    I want to know if you can sit with pain
    mine or your own
    without moving to hide it
    or fade it
    or fix it.

    I want to know if you can be with joy
    mine or your own
    if you can dance with wildness
    and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
    fingers and toes
    without cautioning us to
    be careful
    be realistic
    to remember the limitations of being human.

    It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me
    is true.
    I want to know if you can
    disappoint another
    to be true to yourself.

    If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
    and not betray your own soul.
    If you can be faithless
    and therefore trustworthy.

    I want to know if you can see Beauty
    even when it is not pretty
    every day.
    And if you can source your own life
    from its presence.

    I want to know if you can live with failure
    yours and mine
    and still stand on the edge of the lake
    and shout to the silver of the full moon,

    It doesn't interest me
    to know where you live or how much money you have
    I want to know if you can get up
    after a night of grief and despair
    weary and bruised to the bone
    and do what needs to be done
    to feed the children.

    It doesn't interest me who you know
    or how you came to be here.
    I want to know if you will stand
    in the center of the fire
    with me
    and not shrink back.

    It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom
    you have studied.
    I want to know what sustains you
    from the inside
    when all else falls away.

    I want to know if you can be alone
    with yourself
    and if you truly like the company you keep
    in the empty moments.

    ~Oriah Mountain Dreamer

    Thursday, February 23, 2006


    I sketched this while testing out the new digital pen I got. It's a pretty sweet little gadget huh? Tilt and pressure sensitive, flip like a real pencil to erase. Not a masterpiece or anything, but just a taste of what that thing is capable of (if it's owner had a little more time on her hands... ; )

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006

    Pause, and Begin Again

    Well, here's my first post in never never land. What will you find here? Good question. Personally, I'm hoping to find a few pieces of myself that seem to have fallen by the wayside over the years and show you a side of myself that others rarely get to see. Who am I? I'll let you know when I figure it out, and I expect that to be a life-long pursuit. A better insight might be gained if I tell you my interests. I'm a writer, poet, scientist, photographer, sculptor, and royal smartass (according to my friends anyway). My moods range from cynic to idealist, prepare for the worst while always hoping for the best. What will I post? A little bit of everything ranging from photos to cartoons, my poetry if I'm feeling brave, song lyrics, and random rants and thoughts about current events or literature and whatnot, and maybe even a short story or two. Don't ask me who I am, this isn't about that. It's about anonymity and testing myself with people who don't know me, aren't my friends (yet), and don't feel obligated to compliment everything I do. Come around again, and see what might become of this.