IthoughtI thought I caught the edge of a familiar shape

floatdownAnd so descended in haste through heavy waters

downbelowMany a soul caught there, cold and unwavering on the base of these depths

decendingBut the yawning hollow was not half as wide as it seemed. 

upforairSo I refilled my lungs

returnTo return again, to search for you

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Uniformity’s a Heavy Price to Pay


We’re not so different, you and I.

Better to be bewildering, than wilting.

More apropos to be anything less than appropriate,

than forgotten for being familiar.

Come to know me and you will come to know

the corners of yourself long forgotten,

abandoned for in exchange for the status quo.

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Bite-Sized Wisdom: Anouilh


“Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.”

– Jean Anouilh

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Hellman

In the midst of creating new patterns for yourself? Make sure you have the first ingredient.


“Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.”

– Lillian Hellman

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Margulies

This playwright’s pretty renowned for his ability to craft beautiful stories. Maybe here’s the reason why:


“Telling takes away the need to write. It relieves the pressure. And once that tension dissipates, so does the need to relieve it. First write it, then we’ll talk about it.”

– Donald Margulies

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Cocteau

Don’t be afraid of the grey territory between reality and dreams. What may appear to be hazy terrain may actually be the birthplace of creativity.

“Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.”

– Jean Cocteau

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Deavere Smith

Words aren’t always easy to come by; the next time you find yourself without them, realize that you might be showing off the most beautiful side of yourself.

“I think we can learn a lot about a person in the very moment that language fails them. In the very moment they they have to be more creative than they would have imagined in order to communicate. It’s the very moment that they have to dig deeper than the surface to find words, and at the same time, it’s a moment when they want to communicate very badly. They’re digging deep and projecting out at the same time.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Jackson

In honor of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’s opening, this week’s tidbit comes from the inimitable man himself:

“Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.”
– Andrew Jackson

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Brecht

Never discount a new idea – terrifying as it may be. But do your best to find viewpoints that inspire and move you – no matter how antiquated or novel.

“Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.”

– Bertolt Brecht

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Simon

If it’s been a while since you’ve done something for the very first time, challenge yourself to find a new way. You never know what  surprise it may bring.

“If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.”

– Neil Simon

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Musset

Because the term ‘perfection’ is normative anyway – most of life’s journey is about showing up and doing what little bit you can each day.

“Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.”

– Alfred de Musset

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The (Striking) Truth Will Set You Free

A great love for clean graphic design and bright inspiration has led me to fall in love with this little gem as of late. Striking Truths offers a manifesto a day using bright, memorable typography and words of wisdom from some of the best. Check out just a small sampling of their work below:

Bite-Sized Wisdom: Camus

“Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.”

– Albert Camus

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