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Fading

Today I touched down

for a moment

I looked up and

grabbed your memory

tossed around the humor

smiled on the tears

swallowed in the past

and breathed away the guilt

what do you say

when its all gone away

apologies have passed their expiration

and tenderness has hardened through the seasons

we are but a memory

simply fading with the sunset

let it fade away

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Spoken Word: Farah Gabdon & Sarah Kay

Today I stumbled upon Farah Gabdon while falling down the rabbit hole of blog surfing. This quote is what grabbed me:

“i have a habit of falling in love with souls who have yet to be at peace with their bodies, their minds, their weaknesses. i try to build them, to find the parts of them that are missing in me. i end up with holes in my chest.— farah gabdon”

I am thankful that in my break from work I found such an artist. Here’s a little more of Farah performing live:

On the subject of spoken word, there is another poet, Sarah Kay, who I learned of through TED and these are things that remind me why I write:

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[#622-#676 ]: Beauty is…

I may never write again like I did when I was a teenager. Files like the one I found today in my writing folder remind of that. When certain things were new, like love and college and horizons. Yet, experience and unexperience make us who are we are. Thank God for the Almighty “Save” key and also the Beatles who will always bring  and remind me to who I am. A person who loves the simple beauty in life. The questions that make us who we are. The music that shows us who we are.

I made this list prior to who I currently am. But its indefintely who I still am.

Beauty is….

  • Letting the music speak
  • The way Johny Depp sneaks a look in “Happily Ever After”
  • Fall Leaves crunching
  • Foggy windows
  • Sunlight hiding an image
  • Hands being held for the first time
  • A balcony
  • Bubble baths
  • A record player
  • Chandeliers
  • Sounds of cooking
  • Shock
  • A tear that hangs on and falls with a blink
  • Sheer desperation
  • The Beatles
  • Strumming an acoustic guitar
  • Sand
  • Sea foam
  • Cobble stone
  • Confusion & Wonderment
  • A mix tape…an actual cassette though with a handwritten sticker
  • Chimes and the wind that rustles thru them
  • Christmas lights
  • An old piano
  • A bottle clanking on a wooden table
  • Children’s laughter
  • Laughter
  • A sincere smile
  • Twinkles (lights & notes)
  • Catching a stare
  • A kiss on the stomach
  • A kiss on the ear
  • A kiss on the forehead
  • Writing messages on each other
  • A blur and a focus
  • Black and white
  • Shades of gray
  • Humming
  • A random lyric that explains it all
  • Graffiti
  • Vintage furniture
  • Vintage shirts with scarves about them
  • Bows
  • Renaissance
  • Those old diaries that have a ratty leather and a ratty leather ribbon to bind it
  • Those old house phones you dial and hold like a banana
  • To do lists
  • Old lamps
  • Candles
  • Stationary and vintage stamps
  • Vintage bikes
  • Greenwich Village
  • Audrey Hepburn playing Moon River
  • The scent of love
  • A slow dance
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