Nine. Twenty Two.

1. No matter how pretty the printable, it will not cook the food or clean the toilet. 

2.  She wanted all the kisses to feel like whispers of hope & enough.

3. Storytelling for soul connection. 

4. The spirals we live in.

5.  Capturing what if feels like, not what it looks like. 

6. Showing a way, not telling.

7. I do not aim to connect with others, so what the #&*$ am I doing here?!

8.  On my own hormones, I live further from an edge. Mostly.

9. I think eyebrows & an iris tell secrets we often wish to keep.

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Nine. Fifteen.

1.  I hold so much hate for and in my belly.

2. The whistle of a tea kettle always brings me back.

3. Littles staying awake to see me return. The best hugs & kisses.

4.  When was the last time your own hands roamed your skin?

5. He makes me laugh. His laughter. He brings my smile back.

6.  The full moon, such a beacon.

7. Saw Sixteen Candles for the first time. Child of the eighties, not a fan of that decade but the movie is certainly a classic.

8.  Fear can be vigilant, not blind terror, right?

9.  Running in heavy humidity, feeling the weight.

Nine. Fourteen.

1. This is one of my absolute favorite photographs taken by me.

2.  A passionate plea:  women are not prostitues, they are prostituted women. Change the language please.

3. Paid For by Rachel Moran. Read it and you will weep. See #2

4. When did human life become worth so little? Why? Most important: How can we change this story?

5. I want to know the smell of your skin mixed with fall leaves.

6.  I remember when ice cream was my happy place. Now it seems like a nostalgic has been.

7.  I miss seeing mountains.

8.  When religion feels like a noose.

9.  When I am so passionate about something, I choke on tears & my point is lost to the viewer. Write write write.

Nine. Eleven.

1. We must never forget.

2. Because dinner prep can be paused while I dance with my naked baby.

3.  The pinks in the clouds, just brushed underneath. Cotton candy.

4. The spider I see every morning in the corner.  I believe it is a she & moves so sexy. And creepy.

5.  Hair. I have a lot to say about it. And nothing at all. In both awe & appalled.

6.  Just because you have one belief does not mean you must demonize the other side. Seriously.

7. Giving a nod & thank you to the construction worker with the STOP sign makes me less angry. Slightly.

8. National Coffee Day today. Magic in a cup. Sip it up!!!

9. WE MUST NEVER FORGET.

Nine. Ten.

1. There is a startling difference between liking humans and being fascinated by them. 

2. “Hope is a weapon.” Hmmm

3.  The school smelled like blueberries this morning. What is remembered in a smell? Possibly, everything.

4. Reading Beauty: The Invisible Embrace. John O’Donohue’s words hold so much depth & breathtaking beauty.

5. There is a thin line between sexy & sloppy.  Does it truly come down to intention?

6. I recognize myself best when my face is makeup-free, hair down, eyes wide, when writing.

7.  When I talk to you, I feel free.

8.  I am afraid to always feel like my heart is on display & I am naked & cold. 

9. What is my story?

Nine. Eight.

1. Inspiration is truly everywhere. I need to find my exhale.

2. She teaches me something every time she speaks.

3. I want a room full of silence & candlelight, lightly scented with honeysuckle.

4. My life is full of mayhem, chaos & mess. Finding the beauty here is a practice & requires patience.  I squint to see beauty, and it is here.

5. Trying to hold a hug for 20 seconds. The amazing calm felt at about second 17 is incredible. Hurray happy brain chemicals.

6. How can I guide others to writing & being deep? Who would I need to be?

7.  I really want to guide those in correctional facilities & soldiers returning home to find their true essence & write their hurt & hope. Brings tears to my eyes whenever I dream this.  I do not know who they need. I do not believe it is me.

8. Mothering takes so much of me. Too much. I am left empty & too full. Why is this role so hard for me?

9. Vulnerability hangover. 

Nine. Six

1. I always want to remember the softness of her skin & how she smells so good.

2. I do not know what to do with the energy & story surrounding failure after so much work.

3. I miss his heart beating beside mine.

4. A party dress kind of day. For feeling festive & pretty.

5.  A plush monkey & giraffe & a golf ball. The things he puts in his underpants make me laugh out loud. 

6. Perhaps the fog has lifted. Oh I do hope.

7.  I can barely mother three & she is expecting her sixth.

8. I long to slow my hurried heart.

9. There is an energy to the anxiety & anger. Addicted.