Tuesday, March 29, 2011

a latte to my right and instyle to my left. inspiration is filling me up!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wild Geese.

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
Mary Oliver


Stanton Warriors 'Turn Me Up Some' from Messrs. on Vimeo.


Yesterday was my second and last long run before Marathon Monday.
I am absolutely in awe of the people I've encountered during my runs.
Donna, the Executive Director of TCR, Maritza, and I ran the marathon track from
Hopkinton, up until Heartbreak Hill. They are elite compared to this one so I was running most of it on my own, aside from the fellow runners, running past me.

I stopped for stretches and as cars were parked along the way, helping runners with water, first aid or a pack of gu, they were cheering you on. One guy helped me out with some gu and I kept seeing him as I ran, asking me how I was doing and kept telling me I can do it! I passed so many businesses that had signs out to cheer us on. I've never felt such endless love from strangers and I know that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Two girls came to my aid as I was stretching and tearing from the pain, they relieved me with some star burst jelly beans. I didn't ask, they insisted they give me them and as they ran off down the course, they yelled back, you go girlfriend!

If these things weren't enough, I thought of all my guests at Friday nights Miles + Memories cocktail party, my mom, and all of those that I'm running in memory of. I truly couldn't do this without the love and support from all of you guys. I'm running for you too.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

I now go beyond other peoples fears and limitations.
It is my mind that creates my experiences.
I am unlimited in my own ability to create the good in my life.
Thank you {Cynthia}


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Selena Gomez & The Scene - Who Says

I really couldn't resist this one. Ahhhh. :)

There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:
This is me damn it!
I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love!
I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away!
Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold.
If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.

When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%,
good and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you.

Stacey Charter (Cancer survivor)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Don’t matter if the road is long
Don’t matter if it’s steep
Don’t matter if the moon is gone
And the darkness is complete
Don’t matter if we lose our way
It’s written that we’ll meet
At least, that’s what I heard you say
A thousand kisses deep . . .
Leonard Cohen

May Gays Be With You.

Ever since she snarled onto the scene in her Catholic school girl uniform in 1999,
Spears has been the go-to girl whenever the world is looking for a punch line or a punching bag. At first it was "her music has no substance" or "she’s lip synching" and then there were the darker, more troubling episodes in her life to mine for material. But we have a confession to make: {We love Britney}

Many thanks

Three powerful women entered my life today:
CVS Clerk
Christine Page

Thursday, March 3, 2011

take me or leave me

I am only the house of your beloved,
not the beloved herself:
true love is for the treasure,
not for the coffer that contains it.

The real beloved is that one who is unique,
who is your beginning and your end.

When you find that one,
you’ll no longer expect anything else:
that one is both the manifest and the mystery.

That one is the lord of the states of feeling,
dependent on none:
month and year are slaves to that moon.

When He bids the “state,”
it does His bidding;
when that one wills, bodies become spirit.

The world only exists in your eyes.
You can make it as big or as small as you want.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

inspiration:{french vogue}burning man

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

La Chasse aux Papillons

If two past lovers can remain friends, either they never were in {love} or they still are .

Glamour girl

On what she thinks her life will be like in five years…
“I don’t want to know. I think it is really good for me not to have the answers.”

The most difficult way is in the long run, the easiest.
Henry Miller

Rabbit, rabbit