Flowers in Winter.

I recently finished drying a bunch of flowers and was figuring out where to store them, when I saw the last (and only) set of dried flowers I have. They sit in a jar on the shelf above my desk. They’ve been with me for 13 years, having crossed the European continent and most of Asia to finally find their way to my bedroom.… Read more

Missed Connections.

Every once in a while, you meet someone that just seems so right. There’s mutual attraction, good chemistry, great rapport.  It would have been the start to something meaningful… except circumstances get in the way.  One of you has to leave, or you can’t seem to align schedules, or something altogether unexpected comes up.… Read more

Note To Self #12

They say – sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

But when it comes to life and love, it shouldn’t be about winning or losing. Because when things fall apart, anyone involved suffers some form of loss. And anyone involved also has something to gain.… Read more

Note to Self #11

True love desires commitment. True commitment begs exclusivity. And true exclusivity is costly.

Don’t allow yourself to go for bargain basement price. And don’t buy cheap stock. Expect to get and be willing to pay for the cost of a real relationship.… Read more

Whatever Is True.

A man once told me I don’t know real love. The irony is, when it was all over, he left bitter, unforgiving, and angry. I, on the other hand, harbour no ill feelings, am grateful for what was, and pray for him still.… Read more

Note to Self #8

It hurts that much because you loved that much.

You chose to love, knowing full well that you can be hurt. But you loved, anyway. Because you believed in the possibility of something greater. And that – the belief, the hope, the possibility – shouldn’t die when the hurt sets in.… Read more

Note to Self #7

No matter how long it takes, YOU ARE WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF THE WAIT.
Don’t shortchange yourself. Good things take time. Great things are forever.
Patience. Because instant is overrated. There are no shortcuts to real and lasting love.
Repeat first line as needed.
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Note to Self #6

Distraction is good, but give yourself room to grieve. Don’t force yourself to be OK when you’re not. Wounds do not heal by themselves. They need to be cleaned and dressed, hidden from view. But also remember that they need little doses of sunshine and fresh air.… Read more