Friday, September 30, 2016

Celebrate

Newness begins
Like the rays of
The first sun
Cutting through a
Sleepy sky
This newness is not alone
It brings with it
Careless joy
Tarnished
From leftovers of hurt endings
What will this newness hold?

577

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Competency

Am I competent
for all that lies ahead and
all that I want?
Am I ready?
Equipped?
Have all the tools
I will need
for tomorrow?

576

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Letters to Tomorrow ~ And The Words Go On

Dear Tomorrow,

As the words soar, escaping their fearful sky binds, hearts flutter in joy and celebration.

Lovingly,
Suparna

575

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Letters to Tomorrow ~ Confirmation

Dear Tomorrow,

We now know that this is it. This is now.

Lovingly,
Suparna

574

Monday, September 26, 2016

Letters to Tomorrow ~ Free

Dear Tomorrow,

Today was a day of freedom. Of luxury and of gratitude for the privilege of knowing I can be me. I hope you too will get to experience that someday, every day. Later today evening, we watched the presidential debate and I kept thinking who would set the tone for this country when you and your peers will be here? I sure hope us voters don't let you down.

Love,
Suparna

573

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Letters to Tomorrow ~ This Is it

Dear Tomorrow,

Today, when we look back at this day, we will remember it fondly as knowing and fully realizing, this is it.

With all my love,
Suparna

572

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Taking Flight

And off she goes!

Gravity defying

Nose up

Into a cloudless sky

That becomes overcast

With her courage

571

Friday, September 23, 2016

Here We Go!

The time has come
To start fresh
And make every moment count

570

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hold this head high

My gaze falls
Deep below mountains of nothing
I seem to have forgotten
That piles of sand too
Come crashing down
Eventually,
That gaze will rise
And my shoulders will stand tall
And
My head high

569

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Now What?

This leads to that
That brings us back to this
Now that this is here
Then what?

568

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

All done

My body is now
Just now
Finally
Listening to my heart
And my exhausted mind
And it's ready to say
I'm
All
Done

567

Forgotten

When you forget to
Take a moment to breathe in
You know it's not good

566

Sunday, September 18, 2016

A bonus

When your bonus is getting punk-rock trivia from the mechanic, escaping on a misty morning getaway, and getting hugs from your sister, you know it's going to be a good day!

565

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Letters to Tomorrow ~ Building Bricks Bravely

Dear Tomorrow,

One day we'll go to some of these places that we can tell you some of these stories,  to remind you that we, too, have a lot of growing up to do, a lot of obstacles to cross, and a lot of personal goals to triumph. Even if the goal is to ride on a roller-coaster.

Lovingly,
Suparna

564

Friday, September 16, 2016

Relief

Let that body fall
In a sigh loud enough
To shatter drums
That feed silences
Perpetuating harms
That deepen to bones
Through the raw flesh
Of shredded hope

563

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Heart Racing

Body dancing
moving
grooving
Legs jumping
squatting
kicking
Heart racing
pumping
Breathing

562

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

These voices

These voices
inside
won't quiet down
they think they confide
left me confused
unsure of myself
These voices
inside
left me unwell

561

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Next Time...

My new friend shared yesterday
Advice from a wise
Bag of tea
Instead of,
"If only,"
Try,
"Next time."

So,

Next time,
I will be stronger
I will say, "No, thank you"
A bit louder
I will worry less
And trust myself more
I will stand up when needed
And trust my voice
That I know.
Next time,
I will have learned more
And will be standing taller
From this fall

560

Monday, September 12, 2016

Changing

I felt something change
Did you feel it too, or just me
Hearts beating as one

559

Sunday, September 11, 2016

All in a day

Dear Dan,

I will remember today fondly. Readiness is something I don't take lightly, and I know you don't either. I'm so excited for Tomorrow. Are you?

Ek din aagaya,
Suparna

558

Saturn

How small do you feel?
When you spot Saturn
From the ground below your feet
And with the help of 3 mirrors?

557

Friday, September 9, 2016

Alone

Even the voice in my head
is now alone
All by itself
crying itself hoarse
No one is listening
no one hears
all those tears falling
to the silence of their own songs

556

Thursday, September 8, 2016

No One

No one,
Not a single person
Has the right to bring you down
Not one
Even when life gets so heavy
It pulls you down
It weighs on you
Let yourself be in the center
Of those who uplift
Not bring you down

555

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Single Rose or A Little Water

Dear Dan,

Sometimes, we keep looking. We look through every garden, every ocean, and travel around the world looking for answers to questions we never asked.

And sometimes, the answer is right there.

Love,
Suparna

554

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Small Steps

Every small step counts
when the path ahead is too long to grasp
in a single stride

553

Monday, September 5, 2016

Every good moment

When good moments pass
Onto a fine and new day
Be strong and bid bye

552

This Moment, Today

Mama's
Beach
Parking karma
Body boarding
Beer
Laughs
Extraordinary
This moment
Here
Now

551

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Time

And here we all go
Streaming through nowhere out here
Where time and space meet

550

Here Together

We're here together
And it's gotten better
With time, age, and unmet expectations
That have collided
Creating something new,
Something different
Something worth caring for
Something worth preserving
So as we cast shadows
On the breezy sidewalk
We etch our memories
With all we are
Because,
We're here together

549

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Children

There's a certain magic
That comes with young ones
As their smiles sparkle
And their toes twinkle
Fairy dust becomes unnecessary
With their quiet laughter
Shining through their eyes
The world is whole
And fragmented all at once
But in their treasured little hands
Rests our tomorrow

548