Forgetting you is like rolling down the window driving on the coast and not smelling the musky salt water.
Forgetting you is like tapping on the table with my fingers and not hearing a sound,
it’s biting into an apple and not having a memorable sweetness explode on my tastebuds.
Forgetting you is like waking up and not seeing sunlight bleed through my curtains,
it’s touching cotton without feeling the soft warmth of a coat in an autumn night.
Forgetting you is forcing myself to forget the 5 senses. If I can smell, hear, taste, see and feel – you are there.
The way your scent is everywhere on my pillows and old jackets.
The way your old records are sitting on my shelf giving me a glimpse back into our old life when you’d take my hand and swing my body around to the tunes.
The way your silent breathing through the night calms me and helps me sleep.
The way your body felt in the morning when I climbed closer to steal your warmth.
The way your tongue tasted minty and aged after you’ve brushed your teeth from drinking whiskey all night.
Even when you aren’t here, all my memory stayed.
Forgetting you is like holding onto what’s familiar,
It’s expecting what was there to always be there.
My five senses will always hold you in memory, even when you aren’t here.
What are the possibilities of humanity? Where did it start and where does the potential go? Questions I believe we should all ponder as we look to past generations and hope for new.
The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur
I received this for Christmas and finished it before the clock struck twelve on the 26th. It’s a great follow up novel to Milk & Honey. If you love soft poetry colored with beautiful personification, grab it off the shelf and read it to your beloved.
Laws of Human Nature
Robert Greene’s latest that I aim to finish right ater art of seduction
The Art of Seduction
a classic Robert Greene providing historical figure’s tools and devices in realizing charm
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
If you haven’t heard about this book, you haven’t been in the literary world recently. Praised by Captain America himself, Chris Evans shared that we must all understand our roots and how it lead our people (all people) to where we are today. I haven’t finished this just yet but I do want to share, this is what our grade school teachers should have taught in history class.
The Decaying Pillars by Steve Ruygrok
I know a published author! Proud to be a coworker of his, Steve Ruygrok dropped of this book for me to read before beta reading his next novel.
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls who shook up the world
Women lead. Women breathe life. Women are just as important as the men we remember from history. So why aren’t they on a pedestal as much as the great men? Let’s honor the women who long ago have broken the glass ceiling before Sheryl Sandberg.
East of Eden
This is a hefty read but who doesn’t love a John Steinbeck classic?
Sophia Amoruso is a special kind of person. She breaks all the rules and rebels with every bone in her body. I idolize her intrinsic nature to lead, mix personal style with passion and drive to help other women strive for what they deem as success.
The Golden Compass
This is a must purely because I received the collection (#11, #12 below as well) as a christmas gift more than 2 years ago now.
The Subtle Knife
The Amber SpyGlass
An absent mind
alzheimer’s touches me deeply with it taken my grandfather not long ago. This story follows a man’s struggle with the disease and the effect to his family in the final days.
Getting to Know Gen Z .pdf
I feel old when Gen Z is the major topic of discussion and no longer the “entitled” millennials. I will say after finishing this PDF earlier this month, it made me realize the affects my parents had in raising me with a “can do” attitude and how it lead my generation to come off as “entitled.” Gen Z is the safer generation learning from the failures of mine and reaching further than my cohorts did in fighting for their beliefs. Not just racial, gender, and sexual orientation equality but also a long winded battle for environmental conservation, social imprint in bringing people together and much more. They have a louder voice than we did and it makes me so happy, we’re all leaning in and learning from generations younger than ourselves.
The Autobiography of Malcom X
this was a recommendation and I honestly haven’t researched much.
Michelle Obama’s Becoming
Top seller towards end of 2018, Michelle Obama is a powerhouse but continues to spread kindness.
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive
The Day the World Came to Town
Come from Away, the Tony award winning musical guided me to understanding what I could not comprehend at age 11 when 9/11 had happened. I was 4 years into arriving on American soil, still picking up the English language when my 6th grade teacher made us all stand staring at the TV showing the planes flying into the Twin Towers. The Day the World Came to Town is a tribute to the kindness in others when the US needed it the most. Newfies (the locals in Newfoundland) took in the stranded for 5 days and showed a kindness I never thought could exist. We all think of how crude this world can be, but here was a pocket of land where people only shared kindness. It’s right there, above where we live and we just need to adopt that same philosophy. Help those in need, spread love and kindness, and give hope where we can. We’re all brothers and sisters to the land Mother Nature gave us, so why do draw lines on a map dividing each other?
Crazy Rich Asians
For the light hearted who want nothing but hilarity and couture mixed with of course much needed old school Chinese tradition.
“I love that word. Forever. I love that forever doesn’t exist, but we have a word for it anyway, and use it all the time. It’s beautiful and doomed.” – Viv Albertine
There was a time when you were my here and now
I thought you were my person
Like how everyone is destined to have their own unique soul mate
The other half I saw myself in a cliche future with
Reading on a rocking chair staring out to nature when we’re old and weathered
Forever meant I would think about you every second I had to myself
Those sacred moments I invented about us together
You were the air that hugged me tight as I walked in the park
The dream I wasn’t willing to let go even as you started slipping through my fingers like when you’re trying desperately to grab onto water
That means here and now
That means tomorrow and beyond
But you’re not here
And forever doesn’t exist
It’s a romanticized fantasy
An impossible feat
Like desperately trying to grab onto water