Compassion

the decadent disaster of love

the decadent disaster of love

Sometimes the thing you do for the right reasons has the wrong results. You never know, when you love big and hard, exactly how the narrative will uncurl.

Better than you could ever imagine is always a possibility.

What’s the gift you’ve loved best to give?

What’s the gift you’ve loved best to give?

I learned when I asked a few of my friends about the kinds of gifts they love best to give, that these people are more amazing than I even thought, that I have excellent taste in friends, and that I am an impoverished giver…but I have some great teachers.

Are you for real?

Are you for real?

Are you for real?

This is a mirror question. If you want this kind of real in your relationships, you better show up with yours. And sometimes you’ll go first. Are you okay with your own broken-beautiful self?

a child for whom no one was coming

a child for whom no one was coming

Somehow the words exchanged in two dimensions were instantly clothed, sweaty faced and blushing, complete with voices and elbowy embraces. Claudine transfigured from the solemn photo on the fridge, the book mark in my Bible, and 4 years of crayoned letters, into a picky eater, a refuser of cheek kisses, a smart and a sassy young woman who melts for purple nail polish.