How Can You Not Know?

DSC00111 IMG_7026 IMG_7353I love you.  Don’t you see that?  In the midst of so much confusion…this I know, I love you more than you will ever realize it.  I feel so lucky to be a part of your life, even if you don’t understand or reciprocate.  I will love you, just the same.  Love is the reason we exist.  I plan on existing on a heartfelt plane that encircles all that it means to be human, compassionate, and alive.  Join me, if you will, now and forever!

Living Love

Living Love



For a moment ever so
Quietly…my soul danced
On your smile.
And joy became
The reason.

I don’t know you…
—-but I feel your presence
A melancholy sense
That my world could be,
Connected to yours
In a way I don’t

Strangers, a passing dream:
I wish I could have held you,
Just a bit longer….

I know you think I’m silly….
Confused or just plain fucked….but
What I am is mostly present—-
With those who dare…
….and love

I think you are more
Than what you want me to see, and
I will wait in your dreams,
and love your
Momentary presence in my
For eternity.

For a chance at love’s the
Best we get.
A passion fired with kindred bonds
Consummated spirits play
And hope
And love
And dream……


True Independence

Today is the 4th of July.  As we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what it is we value in our country?  Is the “freedom” I celebrate today at the expense of others, or do I fully believe in the idea that free thought is  “…endowed by our Creator?”  Or, as I observe, free thought is endowed, as long as I agree with it; as long as it doesn’t deviate too far from my centrist ideas of religion, work, economy or family.  As we look at the panorama of freedoms to celebrate, I hope we can take time to honor diversity.  Diversity in lifestyle, love, religion and economy.  In so doing, imbibe our lives with compassion and charity above all things, and throw off judgment and fear.  Freedom only exists, if it is freedom for everyone.  True independence for me, is built on your free thought and actions…I believe we call that “Interdependence.”  I think that is what I will celebrate today:  “Interdependence Day!”  That is something worthy of celebration by a global family.