Monday, June 29, 2009


emily went to heaven today.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

where you may...

dear life,
take me where you may. my heart is broken and my spirit willing. it's given surrender to the mystery of this life where pain and rejoicing meet eachother on the same page. the beauty that lies in this surrender swells up in every breath, in and out. there, truth meets us to speak of our necessity to take in before we can give. i test it out...only breathing in...i suffocate. then i reverse...only breathing out...i suffocate. so i say this much i do know...that i must keep breathing in and out in order to move forward. i must take in and also give. it's there that life meets me. it's there that i'm able to look up again and it's there that i'm able to see that though i know not where you take me, dear life, i'll follow. i'll follow for beauty, for surrender, for hope, for back then and for now. and most of all for the then that's to come, life, i will follow...

Friday, June 19, 2009

yes, please.


you were the stuff of dreams...

two octobers ago in the fall semester of my senior year, i decided to go to savannah. i had this lovely friend there named katherine. she's a dream. i met her while reading things like great expectations in our high school classroom & she's been this secret joy to me ever since.

i was so tired and felt a heavy burden from the lives of the girls i was mentoring at the time, so i needed a physical breakaway to be better for them. then, savannah chose me. as beautiful as savannah is....there was much more at work in my life. i think it was the timing, the sweet consistent friend who awaited me, all of her dear friends that she would share with me, and the stage of life i was in-dreaming of the things to come. i had no idea what was to come in the next year. i didn't know at the time, that san diego would be all of this.
but these images are what it looked like when i was dreaming of what would be...
my "before" shot if you will...
my "after" is constantly evolving...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

Thursday, June 11, 2009

we held our breath too long...

we hoped for something that couldn't be.

and now our chests ache from holding our breath for it too long.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

i can't even believe it.

the beauty of this video. it's breathtaking.