falling in love at a coffee shop.

I have this bird’s eye view of a couple sitting across from each other in just another one of Seattle’s coffee shops. Technically, I am on the same level as they, separated by a doorway without a door obstructing my vision… So, technically, I am blatantly staring, but “bird’s eye view” has a much more…

imitatio- I think of you.

Imitatio of Kerouac’s last line from On the Road:   So in Fremont when the traffic blurs around and I stand alone in the center of the universe on the worn foot- beaten public sidewalk watching the slow, somber memories of you and know all that desperate energy that settled in every incalculable fiber of this…

Haitian Sunrise

An excerpt from my journal- from my recent time spent in Haiti. Thursday 21 March It is about 6:45 in the morning and I am sitting of the roof with Sarah, soaking in the sights and sounds. I have a new mosquito bite and I did not sleep well at all but I am looking…

shipwrecks.

In a moment of overwhelming sadness this evening, I find solace in something a very great artist/ human wrote in a tumblr post nearly three years ago… “heartbreak turns us into shipwrecks. but shipwrecks still contain the treasure to be found. the heart. the love. hidden… all it takes is an expeditionary diver with the…

imitatio #1

This quarter I am taking a class at my university called “The Sentence,” in which we are learning the craft of writing sentences with clarity and grace, according to our syllabus. As one of the means of practicing this craft, our professor is having us do “imitatios.” An imitatio was an exercise used during the Renaissance, a re-write…