Open Arms

December 16, 2018

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  © 2016 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Extra Weight

December 9, 2018

#2002 Vellum Original
It may look like extra weight but it’s really years of callous because the world has always rubbed him the wrong way. – Extra Weight  © 2018 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.You can buy books, posters, cards, ornaments and more and sign up for a daily dose of whimsy like this by email at Story People.


Place by the sea

December 2, 2018

place by the sea StoryPeople print by Brian Andreas

He kept a piece of algae behind his ear to remind him of his roots. A million years ago every place was a little place by the sea, he would say & my mind would go blank & I would swim through the day without a care in the world & it all seemed so familiar that I knew I would go back someday to my own little place by the sea. Place By The Sea © 2018 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Tightrope

November 25, 2018

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Secret #5

November 18, 2018

Secret #5 Throw

Imagine something that gives you jot. Got it” Now go and be like that all day long. (Yes it is that simple . . )  Secret #5 © 2018 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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a to z

November 4, 2018

My mother always told me to finish what I started, but she had no idea of some of the people I’d be dealing with. – a to z – © 2018 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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Close to the Ground

October 28, 2018

I still fly a lot in my dreams, she told us, but I try to stay close to the ground. At my age, a fall can be pretty serious. – Close to the Ground © 2018 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

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