In simple terms, wabi-sabi is the idea that the beauty of life lies in the fact that it is impermanent, imperfect, and incomplete. As Leonard Cohen said, “there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”.
The year following my mother’s death has been filled with a thousand beautiful and heartbreaking realizations. But, if my mother taught me anything, it is to live with your whole heart, wide open. This is an attempt at bringing my own wild heart out into that great wide open.
- BurntSome days I am all sparkles and sunshine. Life is smiling and I find gratitude easy! Other days I am burnt out as hell, overwhelmed, ill, or just plain sad. And in these times, I find that I am extraordinarily irritated by people who say things like “life is short, don’t take a minute ofContinue reading “Burnt”
- BeforeYou only know me as mom. The most beautiful title I have ever been given. But I lived a lifetime before you were born. I have also been called daughter, sister, friend, and accomplice. I have been girlfriend, lover, enemy, and ex. I have been a warrior and an outcast. I have abandoned people andContinue reading “Before”
- HOMEToday I opened my phone and saw a picture of home. And suddenly I wanted to be there with an ache that rose from somewhere so deep it took my breath away. Even as I write this from the place I currently call “home”. What I am missing is a feeling of security and familiarity.Continue reading “HOME”