I believe in deep conversation. I believe vulnerability is the secret to happiness, the secret to love and being loved. I believe love makes you see the whole picture. The world is a cruel place and it’s so easy to find hatred as a guide and tool for protection within and without.

Strong emotions fester, and as they boil to the surface sometimes we are pulled under. Sinking or rising in something that is uncontrollable. Those are the moments where I write. It is how I adapt. It helps me overcome. It makes living easier. Buddy Wakefield said in his poem “Human The Death Dance” “learning how to live for a living, that’s the tricky stitch”. This is how I learn to live.