Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
“Paradise lies at the feet of your mother.”
is a little like,
the patter of rain…”
Time … “Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows; why fret about it, if today be sweet?”
– Omar Khayyam
“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you,
Don’t go back to sleep.”
now move unseen
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
“I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.”
“I said to you,
“Hold my hand.
Nothing bad will happen.”
These are only words.
A father’s tricks,
It slays your father,
your faith in him.
Because all I can think tonight is
how deep the sea,
and how vast, how indifferent.
How powerless I am to protect you from it.
All I can do is pray.”
(In memory of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez & Angie Valeria Martínez +)
“I could tell you
if I wanted to,
what makes me
what I am
..but I don’t
really want to –
and you don’t
give a damn.”
– Langston Hughes
(Art by Ingeborg Tuinman, NosyOwl)