Life Cycle

January 15, 2017

This is a special bike that’s not very good at listening to excuses, so it takes you exactly where you really want to go & if you kick & scream it makes you pedal harder & go up steeper hills until you’re too out of breath to complain & after awhile, if you’re lucky, you start to see that it doesn’t really matter if you laugh or cry, because it just wants to ride like the wind. – Life Cycle ©2014 Brian Andreas – published with permission.

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Leaving Pieces

January 8, 2017

leaving pieces StoryPeople print by Brian Andreas

She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said. – Leaving Pieces – ©2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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New Age

January 1, 2017

We’re already in the new age, she said.
What does that mean? I said. It means we
can stop waiting & start living, she said
but after she left, I still waited
a little while more just to be safe. – New Age – ©2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Leafy Pizza

December 18, 2016

This is a giraffe bringing a hostess gift of juicy leaf pizza because he is so tired of there never being anything he can eat at these functions.  – Leafy Pizza  ©2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Proper Steps

December 11, 2016

proper steps StoryPeople print by Brian Andreas

I only do this until I get dizzy & then I lay down on my back & watch the clouds, she said. It sounds simple but you won’t believe how many people forget the second part. Proper Steps  ©2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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The Gift of You

December 4, 2016

When you start to crack open, don’t waste a moment gathering your old self up into something like you knew before. Let your new self splash like sunlight into every dark place & laugh & cry & make sounds you never made & thank all that is holy for the gift, because now you have no choice but to let all your love spill out into the world.The Gift of You  ©2015 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Open Arms

November 27, 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 – ©2015 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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