Laughter and digestion

May 1, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.

There are only 2 things I take seriously, my aunt said once. Laughter & my digestion. I’m too old to bother with more than that.

Laughter & Digestion ©2013 Brian Andreas  – posted with permission.

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Different Plans

April 24, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.

I don’t know how long I can do this, he said. I think the universe has different plans for me & we sat there in silence & I thought to myself that this is the thing we all come to & this is the thing we all fight & if we are lucky enough to lose, our lives become beautiful with mystery again & I sat there silent because that is not something that can be said.

Different Plans ©2016 Brian Andreas, posted with permission.

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Almost New Age

April 10, 2016

StoryPeople by Brian Andreas's photo.

Is willing to accept that she creates her own reality, except for some of the parts where she can’t help buyt wonder what she was thinking.

Posted with permission.

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Outside voice

April 3, 2016

A lot of stuff changes once you figure out
the voices you hear in your head have
no idea what they’re talking about.
If they knew anything at all about
the world, they’d stop in amazement
because why waste all that time
talking when you could be spinning
around & around laughing &
soaking it all in?

Outside Voice ©2015 Brian Andreas posted with permission.

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Happiness

March 27, 2016

I love it when people ask me
to tell them my secret for
being happy because I don’t
really have a secret, other than:
1. I don’t think the universe is
out to get me.
2. I don’t listen very long to
people who want to convince
me that I should be unhappy
3. I pay attention to things that
make me unhappy & I stop
doing them as soon as possible.
That’s pretty much the whole secret.

Happiness ©2015 Brian Andreas

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Balance of Power

March 20, 2016

The part of me that doubts & the part of me that doesn’t seem to get along just fine as long as the part of me that doubts keeps it to myself.

Balance of Power  ©2015 Brian Andreas posted with permission.

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Open Arms

March 13, 2016

If you are lucky someday, you’ll stand, surrounded by people you know, or in the dark of night, quietly by yourself (it does not matter where exactly) & Life will fill your whole self & it will spill out a little with each breath you take after that & you will give your promise to hold the world safe, for as long as it takes

& then, afterwards, you’ll go about your days, wondering what has changed & you won’t see for a long time how it happens in small moments.

When you smile at someone you do not know. When you speak up, though it is easier & quicker to just keep moving. When you stop & hold the hand of a friend who can no longer go on & you speak in a low voice that only she can hear & you say these words (or something like them): I would not want to be in a world without you in it.

& if you are lucky someday, maybe after one of these moments, you’ll understand why Life filled your whole self & all you could do was open your arms to hold the world close & remember how to Love.

Open Arms –  © Brian Andreas, posted with permission.

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