“It’s four in the morning, the end of DecemberI’m writing you now just to see if you’re better.” ― Leonard Cohen, Famous Blue Raincoat The end of December has arrived and with it the end of one of the longest and most horrific years in my memory. Thinking back to this time last year, it’s… Continue reading Currently // December 2020: Never Be the Same
“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.” — Henry Rollins, from “Summer Be Gone!” published in LA Weekly The wind has shifted and instead of carrying warmth from the west, there’s a chill now that blows from the north straight through my… Continue reading Currently // September 2020: Summer’s Ghost
“Things are prettier in June, but they’re clearer in July.” ― Sophie Flack, Bunheads After months and months of spring and early summer that seemed to drag on and on with catastrophe after catastrophe, after we floundered and continue to flounder leaderless and lost, July gives way to August and yet further uncertainty and strife. Still,… Continue reading Currently // July 2020: At My Best and at My Worst
To begin a process of contemplation, one must begin with these four premises. They are self-explanatory.
- Life happens in the present, so you don’t have a minute to waste.
- The past was meant to be learned from, not to be re-lived in the present. Regrets are useless because you can’t go back and remake the past.
- All your experiences and people in your life, whether you see them as good or bad, helped shape who you are today.
- You are the only one responsible for changing your current life to the one you want.
“We ask, typically and acutely, when we’re in a relationship with someone who is inflicting a great deal of pain on us: someone who is refusing to open their hearts or can never stop lying, someone who is aggressive or detached, someone who is harming themselves or managing to devastate us. We ask too because… Continue reading Untitled