“I think,” Tehanu said in her soft, strange voice, “that when I die, I can breathe back the breath that made me live. I can give back to the world all that I didn’t do. All that I might have been and couldn’t be. All the choices I didn’t make. All the things I lost and spent and wasted. I can give them back to the world. To the lives that haven’t been lived yet. That will be my gift back to the world that gave me the life I did live, the love I loved, the breath I breathed.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Other Wind

I believe in a God that created us
I don’t believe in the God we created
whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim —or whatever
I don’t believe a God so petty as to have a “chosen” people
other than in some tribal wet dream

I don’t believe in experience learned from a book
no matter how avowedly holy
I don’t believe in preaching what one has read
as knowledge
I don’t believe in praise or prayer
God has no use for praise
and prayer is a lack of faith
unless you think God works by petition
like some bureaucratic government

I do believe in gratitude
I do believe each of us have direct connection with divinity
that needs no mediation

and I believe in magic


We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.

-Paulo Coelho

Blessed be: brother, sister, friends that are both
mother, father,
grandmother, grandfather, teachers,
son, daughter,
wife and soulmate,
animal allies, angels in disguise,
devils that fuck with me to keep me on my toes
I am truly blessed, truly thankful