Thursday, April 26, 2012
One of my best friends just ran a marathon.
I had the chance---was given the incredible gift, rather---of being there.
I watched as he pushed his limits, didn't back down, was humbled...physically broken...and fully spent.
And I was able to be half of the pair (one on each side) that picked him up---recognized with wonder---and rebuilt him, a single smile and shared laugh at a time.
Gratitude does not suffice to describe the feeling I have when I think of the blessing of simply BEING invited in---being allowed to witness such a milestone in his life---and scraping that sweet spirit up off the side of the road after it was all said and done. *oh yeah, you better bet we fed him da best kine ono poke grindz afterwards too, cuz~
Saturday, April 14, 2012
-a delicate dance between chaos and clarity
-each day’s passing ushers in the unexpected
-this mixed bag of heartache and hilarity.
-the moments among which….
-darkness threatens to overtake
-casting its long shadow—
-a blanket covering without care.
-whose cavernous chambers overflow
-filled to the brim.
-boasting a beauteous beat
-harmonizing with gratitude
-and a melody of peace.
-This vessel’s voice sings and swells—
-It's arcing climax: a crescendo of love.
-who set upon their journeys.
-heads held high—roadmaps opened wide
-boldly blazing a trail
-with laborers few---and martyrs many.
-whose vision is not blurred
-Heavenly heads, raised and upright
-Setting sights above
-unwavering commitment crowning their curls.
-it peeks around corners....
-the soul seeking that something
-reaching out hands for healing
-with joyful expectation
-perched in the pregnant pauses--
-this steadfast spirit buoyed by belief…
-sets anchor among Truth’s tranquil tides.
-A description of me.