December 29, 2014

“To rationalize disobedience does not change spiritual law or its consequences but leads to confusion, instability, wandering in strange paths, being lost, and grief.”
-Robert D. Hales

December 26, 2014


I n g r e d i e n t s:
frozen strawberries
 B L E N D
 V o i l a

December 20, 2014

You can’t give your heart to a wild thing.

Truman Capote

December 19, 2014

The secret friend hidden in the deepest part of an insane mind.

No one else could hear the rhythm of his heart, and hat emptiness he sometimes gets... It's wretched.

 He's working harder than anyone knows...

And fighting a riot only heaven sees.

December 18, 2014

e g d u j

You'd have to be in a special mood to post a thought.

Don't bother to budge, though.

I get it.

You've already made a judgment in your head. 

December 15, 2014

n r u t - e R

Spindles of gray wool
wrapped, wrapped, mis-wrapped

Compare to the fleeting:
pages dusted
lines disclosed
metal rusting

Nothing but sing-ed and burning
fragrances leased and left.

December 12, 2014


A year's worth of batteries for my metronome.

I love you Santa!!

December 10, 2014

A s t o r y

This morning when Joseph and I were walking to school, one of those fat ducks by the wilk waddled past us. Of course I wanted to chase it, but Joseph said, "No. It probably has enough stress in its life." - To which I said, "Wow!! What a kind thought. I never thought of it that way!" So, we didn't chase it.
Moral of the story: Be kind to others (yes, even ducks). You don't know what they're going through.

December 9, 2014

Sound Therapy and Meditation

It's the end of the semester, so it's no surprise everyone may be a little bit stressed lately.

Don't fret! Here's an awesome outlet/way to take a break and minimize stress/anxiety:

It's called sound therapy/meditation.  You can meditate at school, at work, at home, etc.  It helps diminish stress, anxiety, and other negative energy.

So, take a break.  

After hours of practicing, writing papers, teaching students, worrying about the small things, and studying for finals, my brain was about fried today.  So, I decided to take a break from practicing.  I sat in the hfac lobby and just meditated. 

Find a space, close your eyes, and relax. When you focus on breathing, envision yourself letting go of all of the negative influences, all the stress and sources of anxiety in your life. 

Before you know it, you'll be feeling refreshed and enlivened!  Try it out.

For more information about sound therapy, you can click HERE.

December 4, 2014

When I'm not working:

Rachael Yamagata: "Believes in love, loyalty and the lingering magic of music."

December 2, 2014

s u b i t o

"It's just a flick."
"Aye. 't was just a flickering. Nothing more."

I always thought human hearts were supposed to be inseparably knit, but at that moment, amidst those stitches seemingly appeared a rather candid tear.

There's never any good hiding how I feel.

I was never good at it anyway.  You know that.

"Alright," I said, "It wasn't just a flickering to me."

Silence.  Oh!! - How tangible the silence - a subito piano, the kind in a Beethoven sonata.

But to hell with the silence.  I couldn't up and tell a lie.  My heart was right.  It wasn't a flickering.

No - It was a full-blown memory - a cup of steaming hot chocolate with cream - and not just any cream.  It was a cup of steaming hot chocolate with thick, white cream foaming over the cup's searing lips...

Well, what was the use?

Some people never read with their hearts.

Not About Angels - Birdy