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Engaging A Flaming Gun

“That's where we found you. You were standing in the middle of the garden, dancing in the dark...” ― Robyn Bavati

The Substance of Swans and Snowflakes

“From the shadow of domes in the city of domes, A snowflake, a blizzard of one, weightless, entered your room And made its way to the arm of the chair where you, looking up From your book, saw it the moment it landed. That's all there was to it.” ― Mark Strand, Blizzard of One

The Sensual Shadow Sound of Silhouettes

“THAT crazed girl improvising her music. Her poetry, dancing upon the shore, Her soul in division from itself Climbing, falling She knew not where, Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship, Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing Heroically lost, heroically found. No matter what disaster occurred She stood in desperate music wound, Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph Where the bales and the baskets lay No common intelligible sound But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea” ― William Butler Yeats

Mr. Never Miss a Beat and Ms. Eagle Eye

"That cross inmate of your household, who has hitherto made life a burden to you, and who has been the Juggernaut car to crush your soul into the dust, may henceforth be a glorious chariot to carry you to the heights of heavenly patience and long-suffering." ~ Hannah Whitall Smith

The Music of Burning, Swimming, and Breathing

“Staggering, tripping, stumbling down the tightrope, hastening to be set free. Yearning to be protected by the Superhero, before the Villain’s revulsion ingests me. Misplacing my footing on the tightrope, hands sweltering as the rope is pulled away. Glancing down at the fire below me, the chuckling Villain has won today. Little did I know, it was He setting me free. Little did I know, the tightrope was me.” ― Omrane Khuder

Love Is Love

“Love is honored to train upon the scaffolds that aim for perfection, for what it accomplishes in the climb is more than a supposition of excellence, but a coalition of […]

Always

"4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away" ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

G R E E N

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ~ Aldous Huxley

A N O N Y M O U S

“I will remember the feel of his hand around mine for the rest of my life.” ~ Meg Leder

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“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ~ Langston Hughes

I N H A R M O N I C

"...I just want to listen as the train fills completely with warm water, and we are all swimming slowly toward the man with Mozart flowing from his hands. I want nothing but to put my fingers inside his mouth, let that prayer hum through my veins. I want crawl into the hole in his violin. I want to sleep there until my flesh becomes music.” ~ Ocean Vuong

A N T S

“And real talk, like, seeing these ants and studying them and respecting them, it’s like, man, they’re in their own community too. They’re trying to survive. They love. They fight. They telling themselves something. We can’t understand, but one day we will.” ~ Brandon McCartney

W R I S T S

A million words were not enough to pick up and carry sorrow to the end of its sentences A million songs were not enough to restore hope to the height […]

F I N K

“Did I just hear him correctly?” I thought to myself.

C H O R U S

“Impermanence” Standing with my towel wrapped around my waist I faced the mirror and read the word I’d written in the fog the prior day.  Each day I wrote a […]