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Terri Guillemets
Archives — 2006




This is the archive of my publicly published writing from 2006 — the good, the bad, the active and the retired. Some entries were originally untitled with a title added later, and some were first published under other pen names. This is one of the years I was struggling with large-scale content pirates, so many of these were written as honeypot trackers for The Quote Garden. —tg, 2023







The year is 2006. The world has changed in about 364 significant ways since you started reading this sentence.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 1







The heart breathes in beats.


      TITLE:  Exhale and listen
      DATE:  2006 Jan 1







Breathe, thank, pray, rise, stretch, move, live!


      TITLE:  Morning routine
      DATE:  2006 Jan 3







If you never fall, how can you elevate yourself?


      DATE:  2006 Jan 3







all my poems are starts
they begin but never end
yet do they abandon me
or do i abandon them?


      TITLE:  Fragmental
      DATE:  2006 Jan 3







Poetry is the dancing skeleton of bare-bones prose.


      TITLE:  Reading a poem is kissing a rose
      DATE:  2006 Jan 3







A proper collection of quotations is the whole world digested.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 3







My dreams have a dragon-shaped shadow and breathe fire into the dawn.


      TITLE:  Ready
      DATE:  2006 Jan 3







Let the dragon in your soul be the keeper of your dreams — and breathe fire on all those who dare to tread, including your own demons and laziness.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 3







Visualize your long-term goals to paint your short-term actions on the canvas of now.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 3







A maltreated body will cry out in symptoms.

A neglected body will have its revenge.


      TITLE:  Crowded out
      DATE:  2006 Jan 4







Too much coffee! —
the caffeine starts muttering
my mind goes stumbling
my jitters go jiggy


      DATE:  2006 Jan 6







Food is so primal, so essential a part of our lives, often the mere sharing of recipes with strangers turns them into friends.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 7
      RE:  recipezaar.com, before it was corporately destroyed by Բ૦૦ძ.com







warm & fuzzy
          as
 purring love


      DATE:  2006 Jan 8







Sometimes the best way to fight a personal demon is to turn your back on it and let it wither away. Often you need to face it head-on and slay it with every ounce of your being. And occasionally you can just sit down, have a long honest chat, and turn it into a friend.


      TITLE:  Don't dis any advantages
      DATE:  2006 Jan 9







Focus on doing good within your reach.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 12







Sometimes I feel like I'm going nowhere, in opposite directions.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2006 Jan 14







Be useful each day and take control of your own health. Laziness and apathy can settle into your spirit if you aren't paying attention.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 16







A lifetime is a moment
      a heartbeat,
or if you're lucky — a few.
Live every blade of grass
Soar with your wings while
      you still can fly.
Taste every fleeting second
Bloom towards the infinite sky.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 18
      CHEESE  FACTOR:  Limburger







A cloudless plain blue sky is like a flowerless garden.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 22







It's wasn't plagiarism — he was recycling words, as any environmentally conscious writer would do.


      DATE:  2006 Jan 28
      NOTES:  revised







Age is like the latest version of a software — it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the previous version had.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 2
      NOTES:  revised







Dreams are as powerful as swords.


      TITLE:  Fight for it
      DATE:  2006 Feb 2







the old book glows
in its own literary light
on a lonely shelf at night
halo'd by a glistering cloud
of its author's stardust


      DATE:  2006 Feb 2
      NOTES:  revised







after dark
library sprites fly—
author spirits with
fluttering inky wings


      DATE:  2006 Feb 2
      NOTES:  revised







Much poetry happens in the silence of 3 am.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 3







Nothing is sad on a beautiful morning save to look down and realize you just had the last sip of coffee and the mug sits indifferently empty.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 3







Good manners and graciousness pave the way for future favors. Bad manners crumble the road.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 3







Sometimes what we believe as coincidence is really just getting ourselves caught in an angel booby trap.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 4







Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 4







An angel lost his wing,
crooked he did fly.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 4







I wear a coat of angels' breath and warm myself with His love.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 4







A grave is braced not just by a tombstone but by angels as well.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 4







Angels are messengers, but sometimes we misunderstand their language.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 4







Souls wouldn't wear suits and ties—
they would wear comfy blue jeans
and a cozy soft T-shirt while nestled
cross-legged in a big plush beanbag
with a glass of red wine — or lounge
nude on a puffy silver-lined cloud!


      TITLE:  Dégagé
      DATE:  2006 Feb 6
      NOTES:  revised







Author:  a dancer of typewriter keys.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 9
      NOTES:  revised







If soup isn't hot enough to make a grown man wince, it's undrinkable.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 10







The first sip of tea is always the best — you cringe as it burns the back of your throat, knowing you just had the hottest carpe-diem portion.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 10
      NOTES:  revised







writing while awake is hard it seems
go to sleep and write in your dreams
you can speak truly from the heart
when pen and day's inhibition part


      DATE:  2006 Feb 10
      NOTES:  revised







Television is an anesthetic for the pain of the modern world.


      DATE:  2006 Feb 20







Three A.M. is when
all the quiet things
become loud —
the drip in the sink,
that clock on the wall,
our hearts, our minds.


      TITLE:  Tempus nunquam dormit
      DATE:  2006 Feb 28







winter and spring overlap at the seams—
chilly breezes and warm green dreams!


      DATE:  2006 Mar 1







A flower's appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2006 Mar 3







Body puts us on the brittle line between life and death.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 8







to a bee, honey is work
to us, it is leisure, luxury, pleasure —

if only the eating thereof
would fill us with the spirit of hard work


      TITLE:  Labor, Honey, Life
      DATE:  2006 Mar 10
      NOTES:  revised







Let your fear dance with courage — and let courage lead.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11







Let courage break through the cracks in your fear.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11







Taste just a sliver of courage and it's hard to go back to fear.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11







Underneath courage shouts fear but of a hoarse voice.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11







Courage climbs atop fear and screams loud its mighty victory!


      TITLE:  Wrestling match
      DATE:  2006 Mar 11
      NOTES:  revised







Fear and courage are brothers.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11







Whenever I see sunbeams coming through clouds, it always looks to me like God shining himself down onto us... The sun is always there even though we can't always see it. Same with God.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11
      NOTES:  revised







Any proverbs about weather are doubly true during a storm.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11
      NOTES:  only Robert Browning's God knows what this means







Dreams are nocturnal flowers, blooming when the sun has strayed far enough that we can see clearly.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11







Nighttime blooms dream roses —
the scent lingers 'til breaking dawn.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 11







Family — a neverending song of comfort in our hearts. We may sometimes forget the words, but we always remember the tune.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 15
      NOTES:  revised







Death is just —
      a dash
      between
one life and
      the next


      DATE:  2006 Mar 15







Coffee, and I'm a warrior
Tea, a philosopher
Wine, a lover
Water, a napper


      DATE:  2006 Mar 16







If your inner energy is misdirected, so will your whole life be.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 18







Pulse persists with rhythmic instinct.


      TITLE:  Body sublime
      DATE:  2006 Mar 25







A nightmare is only a dream that hits turbulence.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 26







When my heart is heavy, the sun helps make it light.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 28







Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 30







The sun heals.
Laughter heals.
Love, breathing, touch, beauty
Nature, warmth, kinship heal
      if you will let them
Be part of your medicine.


      DATE:  2006 Mar 30
      NOTES:  revised







Night
— the quiet of solitude
— the silence of loneliness


      DATE:  2006 Mar 31







He had an astringent spirit — the sort of fellow who uses dehydrated onion when the recipe calls for fresh, not because he's out but solely on principle.


      DATE:  2006 Apr 1







People have become as processed as food.


      DATE:  2006 Apr 2







I need to work my way into a decision and stop trying to think my way into one.


      TITLE:  Overthinking, underdoing
      DATE:  2006 Apr 2







Pseudonym:  writing under a false name so that one may write more truly.


      DATE:  2006 Apr 5







Life is a rough biography. Memories smooth out the edges.


      DATE:  2006 Apr 6







sometimes our hearts get tangled
and our souls a little off-kilter
friends and family can set us right
and help guide us back to the light


      DATE:  2006 Apr 6
      NOTES:  revised







Let the stormy sky be your prayer, raining faith down upon you.


      DATE:  2006 Apr 7







He can only write in ounces
Not literature by the pound
Epigram, maxim, aphorism
Words efficiently profound


      TITLE:  Light verse
      DATE:  2006 Apr 16
      NOTES:  revised







Food. Water. Shelter. Air. Sleep. Societal inflation has expanded need into greed. Suddenly the basic survival needs also include a cell phone, cable TV, and French manicured fingernails... We've become the absolute biggest whiners of all human history with the absolute smallest justification for whining.


      DATE:  2006 Apr 17







Healing is freedom from worry.
Healing is to live and not to pretend to live.
Healing is gratitude.
Healing is balance.
Healing is letting go.
Healing is the energy of now.


      DATE:  2006 Apr 28







Let hope be your pulse
Faith in every heartbeat
Joy with every breath...


      DATE:  2006 May 4







Cat lovers' hearts are meow-shaped and covered in stray fur.


      DATE:  2006 May 4
      NOTES:  revised







The best alarm clock is the purring kind.


      DATE:  2006 May 5







Are we really sure the purring is coming from the kitty and not from our very own hearts?


      DATE:  2006 May 5







Don't fall prey to the illusion that duty is only to others — you have just as much a duty to care for yourself.


      DATE:  2006 May 5







Arteries are the body's thundering poetry.


      DATE:  2006 May 6







the ink of timeless books
transmutes in tinge and shade
from one century to another
but classic words never fade


      DATE:  2006 May 7
      NOTES:  revised







Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.


      DATE:  2006 May 8







Don't chain your worries to your body. The burden soon becomes heavy and your health will give too much of itself picking up the extra load.


      DATE:  2006 May 8







Coffee sparks our morning fuse.


      DATE:  2006 May 10







Leaves are words
on tree branch sentences,
each breeze punctuates
as it pleases.


      TITLE:  Forest for the poet trees
      DATE:  2006 May 13







Ride off into the night on the beautiful unicorn of magic and dreams!


      DATE:  2006 May 15







When you're really happy, the birds chirp and the sun shines even on cold dark winter nights — and flowers will bloom on a barren land.


      DATE:  2006 May 16







Writing is easy. You just have to sit down and focus — but not too hard.


      DATE:  2006 May 21







Ink smears, as thoughts sometimes do.


      DATE:  2006 May 30







We must weed our own minds as we would weed our gardens — of overgrown fears, strangling emotions, noxious thoughts, leeching habits, and poisonous beliefs.


      DATE:  2006 May 30







A cat is an adorable violation of the laws of physics.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 3







I am enamored with desert dew because it's usually the closest thing we get to rain.


      TITLE:  Glistening grass is that moment
      RE:  PҺoenᎥᶍ  ArᎥɀønα
      DATE:  2006 Jun 8







The treasure of self is buried under the rainbow and yet glows beyond the sun.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 8







Fairies glitter my heart with giggles.


      TITLE:  Sparkly on the inside
      ALT  TITLE:  Giggle glitter
      DATE:  2006 Jun 8







Junk mail, junk food, our society is full of junk living, period.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 11







Spring is a lively swing towards summer
Summer is a hot salsa towards autumn
Autumn is an elegant ballet towards winter
Winter is a slow waltz towards spring


      DATE:  2006 Jun 15







Renew your passions daily.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 15







If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 15







There are lots of opport*nities o*t there. And yo* know what's missing.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 17







The night sky is a miracle of infinitude.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 17







An aging man cannot rewrite his youth but a youth may rewrite his own future.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 20







When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside too.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 23







Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.


      TITLE:  Immeasurable
      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







This weary ol' workhorse is a unicorn, my friend.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Age swallows our childhood.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28
      AGE:  thirty-two







Does age poison us, or do we poison age?


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Prayer is the coin paid to Gratitude.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Prayer is a triumph, in whatever form.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







a palace of doubt is senseless
the chambers have no light


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Your writing chamber isn't the office or the study — it's your heart.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Worry bankrupts the spirit.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Love surrounds our souls as sunshine surrounds the earth — moments of light and darkness but always there.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28
      NOTES:  revised







Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







The prime deaths of history star the textbooks like constellations of power.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Poetry and love can calculate past infinity.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Patience pilots faith.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Soul sells life for the price of heartache.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Can anger survive without his hypocrisy?


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







A loving heart heals hate.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Let your joy scream across the pain.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







One man's daydream is another man's day.

One man's daydream is another man's pay.

One man's daydream is another man's life.

One man's daydream is another man's wife.

One man's daydream is another man's novel.

One man's daydream is another man's nightmare.


      TITLE:  Reverie revisions
      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Hope is the silver lining of dreams.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Adversity collapses around a true adherent soul.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Love burns across the infinitude.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







When will pleasure crash with regret?


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Seeds of joy survive
even buried in sadness
and bloom renewed
in flowers of happiness


      TITLE:  Revival
      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Hope springs anew from the soil of suffering.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







The desire in our minds is as real as the thirst in our throats.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







The heroine stumbled, but each time she picked herself up was another victory.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Chocolate remedies adversity.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Soul shadows you everywhere.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







Please don't pee in the pool of harmony.


      DATE:  2006 Jun 28







May love touch every brutal soldier and every uncherished heart.


      TITLE:  May love
      DATE:  2006 Jul 1







Each season of adventure reality television gets more challenging. I'm waiting for a Survivor: Phoenix in July  edition.


      TITLE:  Desert, ay, land
      DATE:  2006 Jul 1







In the sky
an infinitude of hope
a canvas of glory—
all possibilities mine


      DATE:  2006 Jul 3







Day is a solar cathedral, night a starry sanctuary.


      DATE:  2006 Jul 7







Plants —
light and life
grown green


      DATE:  2006 Jul 7







Stress is the trash of modern life — we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.


      DATE:  2006 Jul 7







My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.


      TITLE:  Old soil, new green
      DATE:  2006 Jul 12







Hatred is a blindman
Seeing only darkness


      DATE:  2006 Jul 19







When your kitty purrs to you, doesn't it break your heart that you can't purr back?


      DATE:  2006 Jul 24







There is no success but your own success.

There is no fate but your own fate.


      DATE:  2006 Jul 28







They may as well have called the sun a ball of flaming joy.


      DATE:  2006 Aug 2







Sunshine is Nature's hug and spirit breath to the earth.


      DATE:  2006 Aug 2







An author, behind his words, is naked.


      TITLE:  Wordcloth
      DATE:  2006 Aug 6







browsing the dim back corner
of a musty antique shop
an old book of poetry fell open
gold-gilded dust filled the air
angels flew out from the pages
i caught the whiff of a soul
the ink seemed fresh as today
was that voices whispering?
the tree of the paper still grows


      DATE:  2006 Aug 9
      NOTES:  revised







i quote my soul, i quote my heart
but sometimes i just quote the wine


      TITLE:  Grapetalk
      DATE:  2006 Aug 11
      NOTES:  revised







Blazing starshine ink bled from her midnight pen and left glittering trails of angel words.


      TITLE:  But the morning sun could make no sense of them
      DATE:  2006 Aug 11







summer leaks into autumn
autumn leafs into winter
winter leans into spring
spring leaps into summer


      TITLE:  The cycle
      DATE:  2006 Aug 20







Reading in bed is a gateway drug to writing in bed.


      DATE:  2006 Aug 25







Bedtime stories are a doorway to dreams.


      DATE:  2006 Aug 25







WEEKEND. — Light at the end of the tunnel. Extra sleep. Extra fun. Sanity break!


      DATE:  2006 Aug 26







I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine — she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.

I love my father as the stars — he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.


      TITLE:  M&D
      DATE:  2006 Sep 1







The swing on your porch is a better liver of life than the chair in front of your desk.


      DATE:  2006 Sep 3







If a butterfly lands on your shoulder, don't wait until later to enjoy it.


      DATE:  2006 Sep 4







the green grass and happy skies
court the fluttering butterflies


      DATE:  2006 Sep 4







sunrise glows in carpe-diem pink
aflame with marbled-gold moments


      DATE:  2006 Sep 4







sunset ablaze in carpe-diem pink
fleeting moments of glowing gold
feathered in hourglass-sands gray
with the lucent glimmer of infinity—

and thus the blissful evening sky
exhales gently the passing day
and lights up in its elation that
the world has made it through
to relive night's starry bouquet


      DATE:  2006 Sep 4







May your karma be wings, not ball and chain.


      TITLE:  Daily choices
      DATE:  2006 Sep 5







If you keep a sunny attitude, you will glow like a rainbow when life gets stormy.


      TITLE:  Inner light
      DATE:  2006 Sep 7







Never stop pedaling to power your dreams.


      DATE:  2006 Sep 7







Coffee makes grisly mornings bearable.


      DATE:  2006 Sep 8







Dawn spreads her wispy pink angel wings over the morning.


      TITLE:  Good morning!
      DATE:  2006 Sep 8







Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer.


      DATE:  2006 Sep 8







Autumn birds speak cheerful poetry from their berry-stained beaks.


      TITLE:  Elderberry prime
      DATE:  2006 Sep 25







Thank you beautiful morning poets for singing me awake—
Henry Wadsworth Songfellow and Alfred, Lord Wrenyson
William Birdsworth, Fyodor Dovetoyevsky, Rudyard Chirpling


      DATE:  2006 Sep 25







I worship at the temple of the coffee bean —
singing hymns all morn to the goddess caffeine


      DATE:  2006 Sep 25







does time ever get
      so old it aches?
doesn't it ever want
      to take a break?


      DATE:  2006 Oct 1







yellow-striped bee
what do you see
inside perfumed flowers?

soul or sex or color
food, imminent honey
or just a job to be done?

intoxicating pollen
fragrant petals
jewels of every hue?

is it that what's wild for us
is just cubicle walls to you?


      TITLE:  Wingèd workaholic
      DATE:  2006 Oct 1







Your most important job today is breathing.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 1







Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can't taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie®.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 8
      NOTES:  Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking a good dose of junk food every once in a while. A pair of Ding Dongs® is enough to make better any bad day!







it's impossible to write poetry while watching tv,
almost impossible not to write poetry in the sun —

in the woods, every breath is a poem — words
form in the sunbeams, for those who truly look


      DATE:  2006 Oct 10
      NOTES:  revised







Our bodies let go when it's time to let go — it's called death. We ought to let go of the little burdensome things each day — that's called living.


      TITLE:  Anew
      DATE:  2006 Oct 11







the air of reality is too thick for me
i choke on it
and must live on shadows—
even my poetry is vicarious


      DATE:  2006 Oct 11
      NOTES:  revised







Don't let the past steal your present.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 12







In the dark, glitter is nothing but sand.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 14







The way my life goes, I can't tell if there are pits in a few of my cherries or a few cherries amongst all the pits.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 15







My meaningless office job:  they pay me for my body and mind, but my heart gets no paycheck and my soul pays the taxes.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 15







When I'm out and about, people are annoying idiots. When I'm home alone, all mankind is loving and good.


      TITLE:  Humanity in roads
      DATE:  2006 Oct 16







Poetry is an inky soulprint.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 17







Though the circular round-and-round of routine be the bulk of life's affairs, make an occasional jutting diversion — of fun, love, or something that will outlast you — so that the shape and motion of your life shall resemble the lifegiving sun with bright rays shining forth from all directions.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 20







You can never worry your way to enlightenment.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 21







The heart and the gut are siblings.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 22







My inner advisor is dying to heal me.


      TITLE:  An owl on the branches of my heart
      DATE:  2006 Oct 22







If you can't get quiet enough to hear yourself, your life is too loud.


      TITLE:  Internal listening
      DATE:  2006 Oct 22







My spirit animal is a bookworm.


      TITLE:  Mircea of ’97
      DATE:  2006 Oct 27
      STATUS:  retired; we're not supposed to say this anymore







My spirit animal is a snail on caffeine.


      TITLE:  Happy trails
      DATE:  2006 Oct 27
      STATUS:  retired; we're not supposed to say this anymore







Our biochemistry bolts and revolts at modern life.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 27







Addiction has a more powerful pull than just about anything else on earth.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 28







I pet her and she pays me back in purrs.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 29







Sometimes it's harder to attain inner silence than outer silence. The dog stopped barking and the kids have gone to bed, but your mind has a lot to talk about and it knows you can't pretend you're not at home.


      DATE:  2006 Oct 30







The sun is the epitome of benevolence — it is lifegiving and warmthgiving and happinessgiving, and to it we owe our thanksgiving.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 1







Stretching oneself too thin is the disease of modern life — letting oneself get too thick, the other.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 2







Nature is my medicine.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 3







LIFE
is an artist insane
painting his way
with the world...


      DATE:  2006 Nov 4







Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 5







Living in this modern toxic world, we are all slowly being poisoned to death.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2006 Nov 8







it's smart as can be
things that make sense in our dreams
when we wake — insane


      TITLE:  Bedwriting
      DATE:  2006 Nov 10
      NOTES:  silly senryu







Intuition, my trustworthy friend...


      DATE:  2006 Nov 10







Art is the struggle to understand.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 12







An artist must be careful not to throw his ideas out with the trash.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 12







When painting, an artist must take care not to trap his soul in the canvas.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 12







Artists talk to themselves on canvas, mumbling scattered colors of emotion.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 12







Soul colors the artist so that the artist can color the canvas.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 12







A man and his art are like a fool and his king.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 12







The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 12
      NOTES:  that came out morbid, but it's metaphorical work-hard blood







Let your working ideas go for a picnic — sometimes the fresh air and ant bites are just what they need. Many great ideas were bitten a little at the beginning.


      TITLE:  Itchy
      DATE:  2006 Nov 15







Reality is too much to take in heapfuls, but sprinkle it sparingly upon life's path and most can tread it lightly.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 17







Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 19







America is a great big heart attack.


      DATE:  2006 Nov 22







...the ember and firesmoke shades of winter twilight...


      DATE:  2006 Nov 24







Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health — it rusts your spirit and your hips.


      TITLE:  Meant-to's
      DATE:  2006 Dec 1







Age attacks when we least expect it.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2006 Dec 3
      AGE:  thirty-three







If Summer is the party, Winter is the hangover of seasons — she dims the lights, sleeps late, hides from the world, and regenerates.


      TITLE:  Making the coffee extra strong
      DATE:  2006 Dec 9
      NOTES:  revised







Unwell? —
cough, sneeze
and ache prayer
to enhance healing


      DATE:  2006 Dec 10
      NOTES:  revised







One man's quiet is another man's din.


      DATE:  2006 Dec 10







My constant bedtime prayer of gratitude:  We are all survivors.


      DATE:  2006 Dec 13







before gluing back together
a broken soul, first be certain
you don't want to rearrange
the pieces into a new design
stronger and more beautiful


      DATE:  2006 Dec 15







Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.


      DATE:  2006 Dec 17







Some days my prayer is a rainfall of tears, other days the sunshine of joy, and sometimes it's a sheltering umbrella — but no matter what I'm weathering in my life, my prayer is first and always  the infinite horizon of gratitude.


      DATE:  2006 Dec 17







I hide myself in the quiet white of Winter and nestle in her comforting folds of cold oblivion.


      DATE:  2006 Dec 17







It is of course possible to dance a prayer.


      DATE:  2006 Dec 31







The secret to living contently and sanely in this modern world is to… find the beautiful in the ugly — but don't get confused which is which.


      TITLE:  Pollution halo'd moon
      DATE:  2006 Dec 31







Life is beautiful if you flow with its natural beauty — resistance makes it ugly.


      DATE:  2006 Dec 31










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