“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


because i am confused & antsy

feeling new pulls,
new directions,
feeling like i am not following the right arrows,
but feeling okay to be headed against the traffic,
traffic covered with bumperstickers and slogans
and too loud horns for no good reasons.

because of that.

that's why changes,
why less facebook and more pinterest,
telling stories with other people's pictures,
why the thief is disappeared for a bit,
ditto the gallery.
because my hip has been hurt, my right side, my back,
my computer.
the woman at the crystal store 
told me to stop dithering about whatever i was,
and i would feel better.

because of that

because i lately looked at my photographs
and knew where i was headed,
knew where the words fit.
because of all of that.

because the world moves on
with you or without you.

because nothing is permanent.
because silence is golden.
because i want to twirl through these october nights.
because there is laughter in the middle of tears.



  1. yes. all of that.

    change is in the air...?

    i like that. i think i know this place, this has been a year like that for me as well.

    here's to because, and the world, and to silence.

    and most especially, to laughter.

  2. Yes, and so beautifully montaged.
    There is great change in the air, who am I, who am I becoming, who am I leaving behind~ both within and outside?
    Just gotta live it & see.
    There is am unusual moon rising.

  3. I've missed you, my friend. No matter what changes for you, the one constant I find her is magic.

  4. wow....i could have written these words.....because fall always does this to me....an awakening of sorts that pull me up down and all around !

  5. You've put my feelings into such magical and perfect words. Yes - change is in the air..and change is always good! Beautifully said!

  6. i love october .. because.. well you know ..you said it here in such a way that made my palms clammy..in a good way .xo

  7. It interesting to read your words and feel your desire to move ahead, but still not quite jumping yet. You will, dear friend, you will jump, laugh, cry, and move forward - sometimes through the fear and fire we must jump.

  8. I am really trying to accept that change is inevitable...that there is nothing I can do to stop it. That sometimes difficult change leads to really really good change. I am trying to trust. Because I want to twirl too.


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