Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank You Veterans

It wasn't too long ago that it was Veteran's day...

and I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone that thanks a vet. I cannot tell you how someone giving me a big hug for being in the military and for serving the country has brought me to tears. Thank you fellow veterans for your service!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Walking on Water

Wow! So I awoke from a fantastic dream where I was swimming laps at a pool with a bunch of other people, and suddenly I started swimming faster than the rest. But somewhere along the swim I decided that I was going to slow swimming, so I just stood up and started running on the waters edge. Everyone in the area started talking like they were shocked or surprised that I was walking on water. I looked down at my feet, and was like "Oh, I guess... I am walking on water." I walked over to the edge of the pool and had everyone start trying to walk with me on the water. I could see everyone's bare feet taking step after step and then after everyone was walking on water with me. I was super excite and started jumping and dancing around all over the water's surface. I could jump as high as I wanted to and I would be able to keep on my two feet. Then I decided to climb the high diver and I dove in and then instead of swimming to the poolside to get out of the water, I just pulled myself up and out of the water where I was.

So any of you dream interpreters want to take a stab at what that means in my dream. All I know is I was feeling quite amazing when I woke up. :)


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Why can't I blog with my iPhone?

Ok, so trying to post every day is a bit tricky you guys, I'm here to apologize big time! I want to get something up here new, crazy, refreshing, interesting maybe profound... Yeah about that profound business, not sure I was born into that gene pool, but anyways... I just want to be able to post something for you everyday and when I wind up spending the night somewhere other than my place that makes getting online with a computer that much trickier. So I will seek out an app that allows me to post blogs.

If anyone knows of one, LET ME know. K thanks.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

**WARNING** Do NOT Read this Chocolate Poem!

You place your fingers on my wrapper.
You tear my yellow waxed paper.

I’m nervous, but excited too.
I see you look past my package.

You turn me over, tip my gently.
You pour me in your hand.

Pinch my candy shell.
Drop your head and close your eyes.

You’re so warm…
Am I sweet enough for you?

I want you to taste me again.
I promise never to melt in your hand.

Please make that sound again:
mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

Friday, October 1, 2010

Once Upone a Time... I Fell in Love with a Skipper

I don't know if it is okay to write about someone I care about deeply. But I am going to. If she decides that my declaration to the world is over the top or uncalled for or unwanted then she only has to let me know and I will delete this post.

I will keep her name withheld only for her privacy. But she needs to know that she has truly been a huge blessing in my life and I am glad that I danced with her randomly in the subways of New York a couple years ago.

You see when you travel you met people that you may never see again. You may never have more than a small talk conversation. You may do, act and be someone that you only wish you were in a movie or maybe you feel like you are living a movie right then. And then reality sets in that somehow you have to go back to your life and they have to go back to theirs and that may take you both to other parts of the world.

Such is what happened with this girl and me. She was visiting New York City the same time I was, and randomly we met at a Hostel just one block away from Central Park. We decided to go down to Time Square together. Because I had found a piano in the window front lobby of a Bank. And wanted to play for her. We got lost, I believe, and by the time we got to the bank they were getting ready to close. I don't know how I persuaded the man to let me play but I schmoozed my way and he was letting us play a black grand piano for just a moment.

We had to run in the rain because the New York clouds thundered down on us. We broke an umbrella. Then in the subway drenched to the bone, with an iPod and split ear pieces we just danced waiting for a train. Who cares who watched, although a black man chuckled and remarked "Now that's what I like to see, two people loving every moment they have with each other!"

She and I didn't see each other much, until later when we found each other online and began talking over Skype. Our video chat conversations would roll way into the evenings. So many times I couldn't sleep. So many times I felt my chest burning that there was someone on this planet that understood me, cared about me, but more than that, she is someone who inspires me. What a gift she has been in my life.

Now her story fascinates me. She is a Skipper. She works on Yachts for a living, helping the wealthy enjoy their time on a cruise or wherever she happens to be sailing to. From the time I have known her she has been to the Bahamas, Spain, New Zealand and Florida. A life of adventure that is hers. A girl from South Africa living the dream of place to place to place and enjoying the salt air, music from many cultures, the food of the exotic, and the heat of many dance-filled nights.

Her whole life is amazing. She left her vacation to live off a dock until someone would hire her to help sail ships. Then she paid for schooling to get certified as a Skipper, and now she saves up money for the day she will pay cash for her house. She once told me, "I wont let any man get in the way of my dreams." And all I could think was how amazing her determination was and is. The man she does let into her life will be extremely fortunate.

She is like the wind right before it pushes the surface of the water. that instant when the ocean spray wakes up and is carried into the clouds. She is so passionate about her dreams--I haven't met anyone like her.

It's true
Something about her compels me to poetry because words themselves are lost in the hollow knock of sound trying to escape the rap of hunger. A word is no vessel buoyant enough to traverse the universe of poem. It is the magnetics of passion, and the drive of ambition that gravitationally pulls one into the orbit of wishing they could see her again.  It's like a prison trying to believe that that day could and can happen. And remaining completely unsure if reality will let you realize the freedom of a hug. Oh, how I miss her. And wish her the best. I wish to hug her and hold her, and express how thankful I am for her.

Yet, I knew that I had to let her go, because her need for companionship is more than text can carry. Words, became my ship, poetry my sail, but the wind is and will always be hers. And her ship sails in many places far from here. But I love her, for who she is. She is a Skipper after all.