I created this site back in the beginning of 2018, as a space to post my writing “anonymously” each day as an outlet for a lot of pain, grief, and loss that was occurring in my life at the time due to a very painful divorce, the slow death of a very beloved non-profit I ran, a series of other life changes, and ongoing mental health challenges that led to dangerous addictive behaviors and several suicide attempts.
The name comes from the very first poem ever posted to this site and the accompanying piece of artwork of the same name by my good friend Riley Theodore (seen below). This mixed-media collaboration, the first of several, kicked off the site, and set the tone for all that followed.
In the years since, I have worked hard to stay true to the words I wrote here, healing and growing through active involvement with others, honest reflection and introspection, a great deal of personal development and therapy, and daily meditation practice. Though recovery and self-care is a life-long journey, I can proudly say that I have come a long way since I first started this blog, and am in a much better place (though I definitely still have a long ways to go, and need to be honest with myself and patient along the way).
What to Expect
My work varies. I generally produce free-form, stream-of-consciousness poetry that comes from and speaks to my current personal state of mind and being. Much of my writing refers to or addresses challenges I am facing, events that are occurring in my life, or my general philosophy, which resolved heavily around mindfulness, a search for divinity, and kindness/compassion to all.
I write and post because I an inspired, and not necessarily for fame or visibility. As such, I am not particularly concerned with pleasing anyone or following any sort of expectations. I tend to eschew punctuation and traditional structure. This is intentional. It’s quite alright if you find it lazy or distasteful. I also use a lot on analogy, drawing heavily from my own life experiences, current events, and culture. You will see themes and patterns, stylistic signatures, and many references. The landscape changes often as well, as does my world and my perspective.
All photos/images that accompany the daily pieces are my own, shot on a Google Pixel 3, unless stated otherwise, and artwork is either mine or has been contributed with the expressed consent of the artist.