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nomad

The road has taught me something:  that there’s nothing more dangerous to the adventurous spirit than a secure future, a clear direction and a solid life plan..

Yet sometimes that’s all I’m longing for.. but I quickly remind myself… no, no it’s not!  I could never see myself just having gone to school to just get a job with some random company, make money,  buy a home, get settled… it’s just not for me, yet it’s what surrounds me.  So many of my friends and people I know, just going through the motions, the proper steps in what their “supposed to do” entering into “reality” with house payments, marriages, children… although this really is wonderful for some people, for me it’s a nightmare..  and certainly not the direction I’m heading in. Continue reading “nomad” »

but thy eternal summer shall not fade

With the windows rolled down and the summer pop-punk music blasting, the two friends cruised the Garden State Parkway at 75 miles per hour, heading south onto the Jersey Cape as the sun disappeared to the west, its streaks reflecting off aviators while a salty scent of ocean air swept through the vintage 80’s K-car.  Their conversation hadn’t stopped in over an hour…

“… It would be simple and affordable.  And cute of course.  I’d bring her a flower, but just one.  Unless it’s a special occasion because I wouldn’t want to overdo it or freak her out.  It wouldn’t be a rose either.  They’re nice but for a simple date, I’d prefer something, I don’t know, more playful I guess.. like a white carnation.”

“Definitely!  And I would leave something on her doorstep because its all about the surprises and what could be better than waking up to something like that?”

“See boss, we’re thinking on those courtly love levels again, and lets be honest with ourselves, that’s just not at all what they really want, even though they’ll say all day that it is.”

The song faded as the car slowed to a stop at the traffic light on Stone Harbor Boulevard, a place that was a heart ache for the driver.  Don’t call me peanut by Bayside was next on the ipod shuffle.

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the kingdom is mine

At that time, they came to him and asked, “So who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?” He called a little boy and had him stand among them. Then he said, “To tell you the truth, unless you change and become like him, you’ll never enter the kingdom. But, whoever humbles himself and accepts enchantment like this child, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

The boy’s colorful imagination was his guiding light as he traipsed his way through the throngs of people pretending he was on a quest for the ‘kingdom keys.’ He needed them in order to rescue the princess, and she was all he could think about. Letters to her infiltrated his notebooks. He was committed to her, the woman he was to marry.

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