Honest

What Do I Know?

What do I know? Cheesecake on my fork and before at the market I search out for organic fruit. In the air and I have a shot of vertigo, then again I don’t want to be heavy laden and weighed down on the floor. Is there a middle ground? Is the balance exactly even, not see-sawing in constant motion? I feel like all things and nothing at all, always in flux, what seems constant is night and day.

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The Apple Speaks

Working with the youth for the past 3 years has taught me one thing: I have turned into my mother. The realization was unsettling at first. What child wants to know that they turned into the person that they were seeking independence from ( a good portion of my life ) and now I say “It’s not so bad!”. Those “I told you so” googly eyes has been lodged into my DNA, unsuspected and comes out just as quietly. Now I’ve accepted it. Fight all I want, it won’t change much, it is already within me.  (more…)

Bare

You will always find yourself naked in a room full of people when you’re an artist. Theoretically speaking, of course. There is no way you can not show that most vulnerable side of yourself whether you wanted to or not. The crowd may fall for the idea that artists having the most confidence than everyone but that may be more farther from the truth. If we want to breakdown the word ‘Confidence’, then yes we are definitely confiding in you and in ourselves, trusting it is well-received. Perhaps we are underground people-pleasers, hoping that you the audience will just like us, but we don’t want to admit it. Or going in more deeply, please ourselves.  (more…)

NO! Thyself

The power of NO is never diminished and can bring joy to our daily lives. The more we grow into adulthood, the harder it is to say. This word can flow freely out of a babe’s mouth (Top 15 baby words #7), it makes you think how this might be a learnt behaviour not to say it. To accept anything, sometimes going against your own will, is what we do when we see how it effects others by the answer we make. I will say the word “NO” is an important word in more ways than one. (more…)

The (Power) Struggle is Real

What is it about power that once within our grasp is so invigorating but in an instant can overwhelm us, swallowing us whole with one gulp. A vicious cycle that ends with destruction and heartache. We can envision in our minds the hero and heroine that breaks through to save the day but is there something much more evil and sinister at work? It’s invisible it seems until it’s face to face with us. We have lost it; once we grasped it, we will do anything to not let it go.  (more…)