Bell Hooks on Genuine Love

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Bell Hooks on Genuine Love

“Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment…’ dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: I Am Wondering ...

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#PiecesofPoetry: I Am Wondering …

I am wondering, now, in these moments that feel like days, now, in this petite minute that matters    so        much when I will stop being so sad. Wondering when light will look different more dull than blinding, less frightening, slightly, tame.   Wondering when my heart will heal. When it will [...]

#Relationship #Advice: “Hurt So Bad” | Susan Tedeschi Teaches Us to Give In Before Giving Up

Have I told you guys how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Susan Tedeschi’s voice? No?!  Oh you’ve got no idea who Susan Tedeschi is (I know, I be showin’ my old soul, boo). Lucky for you, I’ve got this video below that you can get familiar with … um … that thing … that she [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: Vice

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#PiecesofPoetry: Vice

What use are reigns when loving? What need be held tight but you and I in paused-breath embrace, Mouths and hearts touching? What need be held back but inhibitions- Impediments to the opening up of one heart to another, Artificial separations of pieces of people longing to be intertwined? What need remain fixed but the [...]

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#PiecesofPoetry: I had a #Dream

i had a dream you loved me and clung to it wholly clawing like i knew not my self clinging to hope of a single form of reciprocated love in action.   i was foolish.   knowing all the time you were nothing but dashing disappointment a dose of desire doubled over i came upon [...]

Proof that Dykes Love Drama OR Leave That ‘Ish RIGHT Where You Found It

(Originally published at Velvet Park) So, perhaps this title is a little misleading.  Still, in my head it’s somehow fitting. I’m working on my first book (yes, I’m aware of how pretentious that sounds, especially while being a PhD student, a PR, a blogger, an event planner, etc), and the portion I’m trying to get [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: The Main Attraction | @KingsofLeon “Use Somebody”

I woke to check for you 7 times during my forced sleeping. I felt out for you in the grey blue dark of a room all bed and no loving. You weren’t here. I knew that even when dreaming of the same. I’ve decided I know my role but can’t play it well. I’ve never [...]

Lady Bey Speaks: On Being Dangerously in Love

  So … if I write a poem, you’ll assume the words to be about me.  I’ll just let Lady Bey speak for me then … and I don’t know, maybe you’ll just assume I like to hear her sing. ya … let’s just ignore that “non-vid with alicia” up there. that performance was pure [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: What Time Have We for Tears / #Griffin House “Better than Love”

Maybe something will come of this … putting no pressure on it.  What time have we for fears? We’ve got no moments to give away to signals of what we already know. Life is hard. Loving harder. Loving wholly all our lives= harder still. and just so you lovelies can know where my head is [...]

Taylor Swift feat. Colbie Caillat: “Breathe” | Colbie’s VOICE!

So … if you know and love me, you know I know and love Colbie’s voice.  Plus, it’s clear (from the rhythm and lyrics) that she did a lot of the writing … just love it like I do.   “And we know it’s never simple, never easy Never a clean break, no one here [...]