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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High Tolerance

November 20, 2016

What are you good at? I said
& she said, Mainly life.
I work best with stuff
that has a high tolerance
for mistakes.

High Tolerance 

©2015 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Light

November 13, 2016

There is a perfectly still moment right before dawn, when the sun gathers itself & then steps into the dark world & everything is so filled with light that any doubts from that long night are barely a memory. It is the way of all things that the night ends & the light returns. The light always returns…. – Light  ©2015 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Simple Life

November 6, 2016

I was going to live simply & give away all my money to the poor, she said, until I figured out then I’d be poor, so the simple thing was just to keep it. I like it when things make sense like that, she added.  – Simple Life – ©2015 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Practical advice

October 30, 2016

doesn’t usually advise eating chocolate for breakfast unless you’re absolutely convinced that’s the kind of advice you need… ©2016 Brian Andreas,  posted with permission.

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Magical Thinker

October 23, 2016

magical thinker StoryPeople print by Brian Andreas

Can make stuff magically disappear, especially if it’s got a lot of butter & sugar in it. – Magical Thinker  ©2016 Brian Andreas,  posted with permission.

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