Tuesday, July 24, 2012

be diplomatic

In a world that seems to constantly spin in the direction of the "left or right" based on an agenda of "liberals or conservatives" who are either "democratic or republican," I think we could all afford to lighten up a bit and realize the importance of diplomacy. There is a way to be tasteful in your approach, and respecting each other's beliefs, be them political or religious or anything else, is imperative if we hope to live in a way that is kind and compassionate. People who are diplomatic can see both sides of the picture, and they eventually come to embrace the world in an inviting, open way that those who are tactless and impudent often cannot. The more we incorporate diplomacy in our lives, the more we will come to understand one another, and perhaps the more cake, I mean love, there will be to go around.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

the big shining golden sea

The ocean is so mesmerizing, always. But as early evening leads a warm summer day to bed, something extraordinary happens. The now yawning sunlight dances across slick, calm waters, illuminating the many folds and layers of the sea and making each ripple, each velvety movement, appear as though it has a heartbeat and is very alive and at any moment could reach out and ever so delicately take you away from everything you ever knew to be true. Footprints in the sand look like they have just been formed in melted copper, like they will stay that way forever, just like the movie stars handprints somewhere on Sunset Boulevard, somewhere off in Hollywood. I hold onto these solitary moments by the water because they are radiant with life, love and light, but mostly because just then it's only me and the big shining golden sea.