Archive for June, 2010

Music that I have been loving


only the eyes of owls can be seen here;
they are the stars, they radiate.

and every constellation
is a fraction of God’s DNA
that we were made to notice and navigate.

as the moon commands the tide
to balance the weight of change,
we must learn to follow all the same.

when the northern lights were born,
the color poured into our eyes,
like tipping a glass with the ocean inside.

into the darkness,
we will send our symphonies –
a shorthand of existence,
a slowly turning key,
the voyager will leave us
with this modest memory of home.

when the sunlight wakes the earth
from its deep sleep,
all creatures bloom.
and through lifted lashes, all is new.

as a newborn recognizes
its mother’s voice from inside the womb,
may we remember the warmth of our youth.

the overture was written,
like the calm before a storm.
with hummingbird precision,
we must follow every chord…

time-lapse reveals a slight of hand,
it unties the rules of time and plan.
stillness is only a state of mind,
a blind spot that brightness has left behind.
wet paint is a privilege that we will find.

as the wrist of an artist
pulls the foreground into the frame,
we must learn to focus, all the same.

all these restless conversations
have tied a string to every living thing,
and our illustrations will draw them near.

From the Album Storyboards
All Lyrics Copyright 2009, Sleeping At Last

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Little birds must learn to fly…

you plan your whole life for “after”. 

everything is supposed to fall into place beautifully after…

you have your degree. you have the love of your life. you land a fairly good entry-level job. you start the adventure.


you’re not supposed to move back in with your parents.

you’re not supposed to be working at Starbucks while looking for an internship that will give you experience in your actual degree field.

and you’re not supposed to be single.

but I am.

Hello world. i’m one of many little birds that find themselves back in the nest after they’ve supposedly flown the coop, and I’m finding it very difficult to find a way to test my wings. But a wise old bird told me that this could be a great learning experience in my life, if i will just take it in.

so here’s me. this is my way of trying to take it in.

i want this to be a place where i can share my struggles, and my laughable “learning” moments. I will try my best to make sure that this isn;t just a vent page, but I place for me to record my experiences, so that I can look back over what I go through and hopefully make since of what is sure to be a confusing, stressful, yet insightful period of self-discovery and actualization in my life.

so if you stumble upon my little nest, welcome. feel free to laugh or share insight and commonality with me. I’ll appreciate it.

Hello world!

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