Friday, May 30, 2014

Butterflies at Krohn Conservatory

From the other weekend <3 It was kinda hard to take pics because there were so many flying around. There was a beautiful blue one I kept trying to get a shot of but it flew away every time I got near it. I had one land on my shoulder at one point.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Invitation by Oriah

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon...
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

    By Oriah*

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Film Club: Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

I'm a bit paranoid about spoiling films, but I'm attempting to share more thoughts along with these film posts. I admit I put off watching this for a while when I saw that it was just shy of 3 hours long. Once I began watching I was quickly drawn into Adèle's story and the level of intimacy the audience shares with her. I felt like a fly on the wall witnessing Adèle's transformation. The emotional scenes are raw and at times difficult to watch. There were even moments where I wanted to cringe. I will say, this film would've been more crushing if I had watched it during another point of my life. The cafe scene. Ugh.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lianne La Havas - No room for doubt

You caught me, guilty
Taking the pieces of you
That night, you took flight
I couldn't decide what to do

I won't let a safe bet
Continue to make me feel blue
I could go solo
Would that be the right thing to do?

We all make mistakes, we do
I learnt from you
We all make mistakes, we do
I learnt from you

I tiptoe, too slow
Out of the door to your house
I know you know
That this was leads me out

Outside, too bright
You're within I'm without
You're within

We all make mistakes, we do
I learnt from you
We all make mistakes, we do
I learnt from you

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


-Does anyone really care that much about photos of flowers and trees and turtles? I doubt it. Sharing anyways. :D