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I’m interested in writing within the tensions of our humanity, holding space for the both and: our joy and our grief, beauty and brokenness, courage and fear, celebration and rage, and everything in between. 

My hope is that my writing has the ability to connect to what lies at the core of being human. Whether I am writing poetry, a newsletter, or an essay my writing aims to be honest, attentive, and centered around connection. May these words housed here connect and encourage you. 

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July 4, 2022

The Mind

Inspired by Mary Oliver’s poem “Evidence” 

Excerpt of Mary Oliver’s poem: 

“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.

As for the body, it is solid and strong and curious and full of detail; it wants to polish itself; it wants to love another body; it is the only vessel in the world that can hold, in a mix of power and sweetness: words, song, gesture, passion, ideas, ingenuity, devotion, merriment, vanity, and virtue. 

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” 

My edition: “The Mind

I believe in goodness. Also in challenge. Also in dancing, especially when dancing is impromptu and on a living room floor. 

As for the mind, it is malleable and powerful and dynamic and full of depth; it wants to create; it wants to resolve; it wants to separate; it is the only creation in the world that can contain the complexity of time: attention to the now, anticipation of the soon, reminisce of the past, imagination, dreams, memories; with time, it holds the tension of hope & hopelessness, beauty & grief, joy & anger, belief & doubt, and everything in-between or along the trajectory of humanity. 
Keep some room in your life for the beauty to awaken you. 

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