Words to live by

“Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.”
Anne Lamott


Some days, you botch things up a bit.

You have a few misteps.

Missed steps.

Some days, you do a few things right,

but one thing you did

not quite so right,

[even if you weren’t exactly wrong,

it just didn’t feel right]

sticks to the roof of your mouth,

and nothing else tastes

the way it might have

the rest of the day

if you had not had

that one bad spoonfull.

Some days, all you have,

at the end of the day,

to show or to tell,

are two pictures,

that you think

look nice together.

Some days, that will have to be enough.

Tara Thayer


You say you love me
with your shot of whiskey
you say I’m the one
with your glass of champagne
but then you don’t say a word
with your cup of coffee
Rania Naim
i do not want to have you
to fill the empty parts of me
i want to be full on my own
i want to be so complete
i could light a whole city
and then
i want to have you
cause the two of us combined
could set it on fire
– Rupi Kaur
Let’s reveal
and revel and rebel in our insanity, instead of
slathering on another coat of paint
as the veneer cracks
along the sides
You don’t deserve someone who comes back
you deserve someone who never leaves.
– Rania Naim
And let’s not forget, THIS.