Be like rolled oats,
transmutable and staid.
I’d always enjoyed Dolly Parton’s music and persona as an entertainer growing up, but I became more obsessed with Dolly as a person when I happened to pick up her autobiography, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business, at a used bookstore...
"...you have been mad and drunken, furious and wild, filled with hatred and despair, and all the dark confusions of the soul - but so have we."
She had horses with eyes of trains.
She had horses with full, brown thighs.
She had horses who laughed too much.
I’ve been wondering why I was drawn to visit Asheville, NC, where I recently returned from a several nights' trip that also took me into Pigeon Forge, TN and the famed Dollywood amusement park...
If you'd like to help victims of the Northern California fires, I will be donating all proceeds this month of my digital music sales to the Northern California Fire Fund (operating through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation).
I don’t have to be emotionless when facing rejection, but I can be resolute and have a healthy detachment. Even a sense of humor about it.
My hands are like ice.
I’ve been beside the ocean this evening, walking along the cliff. I can hardly write this note.
When I counted out the years I couldn’t hardly believe it. It’ll be two-and-a-half years since I’ve lived in California — which I knew well — but it’ll be over five years since I lived “home home,” back in the Bay Area.
Sometimes in life we are called to do something, or be something other than what’s expected of us in our native communities. We have a passion, a drive, a mission that is “other,” apart, or misunderstood from the tribes we are born into.
"All that has dark sound has duende, that mysterious power that everyone feels but no philosopher can explain." -Nick Cave