Come Fly With Me...

Airports are homes to everyone. 

Even, if only, for a few hours. 

These homes to airbuses that make it possible to fly like the birds in the sky embody adventure. They hold the promise of anything and anywhere for...anyone. 

Whether people are going home, heading on vacation, traveling to say goodbye to a loved one, there is something special and profound about stepping in that metal contraption and trusting it enough to take you to towards new experiences to add to a new chapter in your life. 

Listening to people that are sitting and milling around the airport is beautiful and humbling. 

Yes, there is the occasional grump, but if you listen long enough you will notice most people are not that way.

While traveling the other day, my first flight was delayed, I got into Detroit at 8:15...and my connecting flight was supposed to leave at 8:30. The couple next to me in the plane was freaking out trying to get me off quicker because they did not want me-a stranger-to be late and miss my flight. …

Feeling Fine as A Failure: Thoughts After Thinking Suicide Was The Answer

What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person, is what John Green wrote in his book Paper Towns. Or so Google said. I've only watched the movie, which, really isn't my M.O. Typically, I read the book, swear by it and get annoyed with any little inconsistencies that exist in the film. 

Okay....let me get back on topic.

I ran across that quote a while ago...and it has rolled around in this noggin of mine. And, I found it to be quite beautiful. 

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” 

Even the BEST people in the world, people who choose to save others, people who give of their time freely to volunteer, people who are gracious, people who listen when they are tired, the people who hold others' hands when people are scared, the people who give 3rd and 4th chances...they are still merely mortal. They are not better than the next person . They still have a little over a gallon of blood coursing through their bodies to kee…

Do It For The Holy Shit You Got HOT...or.. You Know, Don't

There is a meme that is plaguing me lately. I keep seeing it pop up on my social media. I keep seeing it when I close my eyes. I keep hearing people say it, and to be quite honest, it is bugging the ever loving crap out of me. 
The meme that is currently annoying Sparkly Jenn. 
To me, yes everyone can have their own interpretation but this is my blog so-my take, this annoying meme is saying: Lose weight so you can appeal to other people who would not have noticed you before! Make sure you make huge strides in life not to be healthier but so you can be eye candy for those who don't even know your name! Completely change who you are and all your habits so some arbitrary person who has no real say in your life can validate you by telling you that the body you are in is now attractive to them!
Yes, it can simply be some 'cute' little picture out there to 'help' 'motivate' people to a healthier lifestyle. And, yes, maybe I am being a killjoy but let's break dow…

NaPoWriMo Day 30: Ending

Endings, aren't the end. 
They may finish a chapter in your life.
But it doesn't mean you are done.
It just means, it's time for a new beginning. 

If you have read one or all of my poems for National Poetry Month I appreciate it. If you didn't absolutely hate them, then I appreciate it even more. It's always fun to challenge our creative selves and see what we can come up with-even if it is all utter crap, it helps get the blood flowing and the juices going. Thank you, dear readers, for being here and reading my words. Happy writing and reading to you all. 

NaPoWriMo Day 29: Praying

My prayer today is simple, my prayer today is real, I just ask that my love can be real, and can be felt by those who need it.
My prayer today is simple, my prayer today is real, I just ask that my light can shine and be witnessed, by those lost in the dark.
My prayer today is simple, my prayer today is real, I just ask that healing words can be heard,  by ears that have been boxed shut by fists of hate.  
My prayer today is simple, my prayer today is real, I just ask that people know their value and don't get lost in wondering their worth. 
My prayer today is simple, my prayer today is real,  I just ask that if we see one another struggle, instead of just praying,  we put our actions behind our intentions, and let our love lead the way. 

NaPoWriMo Day 28: Watering Yourself

Don't forget water, bathe yourself in it today, your petals need growth. 

NaPoWriMo day 27: Thanking the Universe for Friends

Take care of your friends, they nurture our souls, they love our bodies  when we are mean to them, they love us when we are unlovable, they bring the light when we can only sit in the darkness. 
We can forget the value, that we hold in our breasts, we can forget the love we can offer with our beings, we can forget the worth we hvae, by simply existing.
But our friends, those balls of light, they see our us-the real us, they know us, and they remind us that we have worth. 
On this day, the universe blessed me, by welcoming to this earth, a beautiful soul, who has looked at my heart when  I found it wanting, and told me I was enough.
On this day,  the universe was blessed, with a soul who refuses to shut up, who refuses to sit down, who refuses to be anything but genuine. 
On this day, saying happy birthday, just doesn't do it. 
Thank you universe, for this gift of friendship.