A FEELING

I didn’t know how many times Your arms would wrap around me. I didn’t know how many times Your hand would find mine. I didn’t know that you would no longer be, but become A feeling That I felt When I was with you And when I wasn’t.

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AGAIN

If life repeated itself, It would be you. Over and Over and Over. It would be you.

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SHE WAS DREAMING

She was dreaming about bodies. Fleshy ripples and breaths breathing into her mind and curling Through the dark space behind her eyes. They’d turn to smoke and leave her body through her nostrils, Tiptoeing down her philtrum to the border of her upper lip, Then slip into the opening there where air escapes from her […]

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BEAT THE HEAT WATCHLIST

With summer’s torchers forcing us indoors for some much-needed cooling, here’s a list of films and shows that will give you all the escape you need.

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ROCKY

And I still Visit, leave Claves of lasting trees and Shaky knees Nests of a thousand bees That draw me to Gelatin seas Made to erode Where I visit and sit On a rock made of Sandstone and vermillion A million creatures Who nod and nod And move away

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SUMMER FEVER

Time tricked me into thinking it could expand. It told me, “Look: I stretch when the sun comes up and I make the light last into night. Because you asked me to. I turned afternoons into mornings. I turned nights into days. I made the morning disappear.” I didn’t think I asked it to. I […]

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MID-SUMMER TO-DO LIST

The days are hot and the time is going fast! Let’s make some changes and find new inspiration. 1. Get close to nature. 2. Build a sunglasses collection. 3. Meet someone new.  4. Hang a hammock at the beach.  5. Cook a five-course meal.  6. Take a photograph every day.   7. Watch movies uninterrupted. 8. […]

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HOW TO BE OPEN AND MAKE REAL CONNECTIONS

Recently a friend of mine told me, “I know next to nothing about you.” And I knew next to nothing about him. We want to change that, but we know that it takes more than a day together or a night alone. So, we made this list. ↣ Be polite, not inauthentic. Kindness gets you far, regardless of […]

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5 WAYS TO BE GROUNDED

While the summer comes to a close and I start to feel the familiar tinge of stress that accompanies every new school year, I try to remember to ground myself. Being grounded means you are connected to your environment, nature, and yourself (body and mind). 1. Visit a body of water. Walk or run barefoot along […]

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END-OF-SUMMER TO-DO LIST

With the days of watermelon drippings and broad-brimmed sun hats coming to a close, there are a few things I’d like to accomplish before the autumn of The Windy City carries the opportunity away! 1. Hike a new trail. 2. Find a pair of sunglasses for $5 or less. 3. Walk the entire length of a pier.  4. […]

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