Music is My Sanctuary

Music is my sanctuary. It lifts me up, as high as the clouds in the sky, and takes me on a journey — a breathtaking flight — I can never quite describe, only feel. And I do. Sure as the blood that courses through my veins, I do.

I feel music like a second heartbeat in my body.

– written October 23, 2011
when I was searching for meaning
in my life through the lyrics of songs
(hint: it was a bumpy ride) 😉

Twilight in the Forest

Into Pieces

This is my heart

As it tears into pieces

All of my strength

All of my weakness

All that I’ve left

And all that’s behind

Is missing and mangled

And tangled inside

Everything’s broken

Yet everything’s whole

Things that I feel

That you’ll never know

A heartache so sweet

And I don’t have a reason

But this is my heart

As it tears into pieces

The Dance

Step, step
Shuffle
Side-step
One, two
Back up
Slowly
Not so fast
Take it down
Before it takes you

-Written on July 3, 2012
as my heart sensed something
wasn’t quite right with the relationship I was in

bnw

Midnight in Paris

Stillness, like a heavy cloak, stretches around me. Hugging myself, I amble toward the parking lot. My ears detect the sound of rushing water. A fountain sits at the center of the plaza.

lit pathway
Lamp Unto My Feet

I pause, listening. Watching. Lights reflect off the glossy streams cascading through the stone fountain. This place is like a dreamscape, a sweet little bubble I’ve fallen into for a short time.

Too short, I think to myself.

nightshot
Late-night stroll, after a late-night movie

Sighing, I climb the cement stairs that lead to my inevitable reality. The sound of the fountain fades, and the rush of cars speeding along a freeway replaces the dreamy little world I’m leaving behind. The wind kicks up, nestling into the folds of my clothes….

marquee

And then I’m back. In my car. Heading home. My little excursion was nice while it lasted.

-Written August 17, 2011
after seeing Midnight in Paris