more art to share

i remembered a sculpture and a poem this morning on my run. i am grateful for how my heart connects to art and how art connects to my heart.

our most important desire is to find an equal in life, a love we can  grow and become entwined with while retaining the strength to keep our own sense of self – our own rhythm. inspired by the eastern symbol of the yin yang, the lovers lay in perfect equality, but still opposites. the figures become entwined with each other in their own natural way creating a nest that is unique to their bond. the balance of sameness and difference keeps respect, compromise and empathy flowing in a circle between all connections. this balance is essential to life...and love.

-paige bradley


the little airplanes of the heart
with their brave little propellers
what can they do
against the winds of darkness
even as butterflies are beaten back
by hurricanes
yet do not die
they lie in wait wherever
they can hide and hang
their fine wings folded
and when the killer-wind dies
they flutter forth again
into the new-blown light
live as leaves
-lawrence ferlinghetti

happy may day! i feel so blessed to be alive. life is beautifully painful and painfully beautiful.
{i know monday’s post was pretty dramatic and quite cryptic. i’m not trying to be either! i’m just grateful for all the shades and depths of mortality and for the things i am learning now. despite the true ripping up inside, all is well, i am very in love, and the future holds so much promise.}


  1. I love the word I learned on the Momastery blog. Life is both brutal and beautiful: it is brutiful. So fitting at times, don't ya think? I love reading your blog. You are so real and it's refreshing. By the way - do you happen to know the name of the Brian Kershisnik painting you posted? That is gorgeous!!

  2. I just love your blog and all of your insights. Thanks for sharing these. I hope your heart feels peace soon! (I can't remember if I've commented before. I found your blog years ago, I think from Whitney Goold's blog? Maybe? Anyway, I love it. Thanks for sharing).

  3. Oh good! Love reading your blog. Thought you got dumped. Yay for True Love!


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