• jakeG commented on the post, beehive 7 years, 8 months ago

    A place where bees swarm, crawl, share and sweat. But also. A place inside my mind, acting like those busy bees making new corridors and rooms in my thoughts and feelings.

  • jakeG commented on the post, bellow 7 years, 9 months ago

    The Gibbons awoke in their tree, a troop of four. Early, before the light gave its energy to the green leaves, those Gibbons let out their glorious morning bellow.

  • jakeG commented on the post, dusk 7 years, 10 months ago

    A friend once told me that dusk was a magical time. I think part of it is that you can’t see whether the sun is setting or rising. Time is a paradox, two realities are true enough. And that’s where the magic happens. One that mountain top in the picture she drew me, you escape […]

  • jakeG commented on the post, beckon 7 years, 10 months ago

    Life beckons. That’s what everyone says. But what does it really mean? I guess it means this…your life is so full of love and hope and joy that it BECKONs you to share it. It beckons you to smile. When life beckons, it is daring you to not smile and appreciate and share what you […]

  • jakeG commented on the post, return 7 years, 10 months ago

    One day, I returned. That day I smiled. That day I cried. Only when I returned had I known where I had traveled and how I so loved my home. Now I hold that space in my heart, wherever I go.

  • jakeG commented on the post, deserve 7 years, 10 months ago

    If everyone would only use this word when talking with the people they love, and how they DESERVE it…we would all breathe a little easier. Deserve is two sided though, but can we ever really say that one deserves something negative versus positive? We all are, therefore we all inherently deserve.

  • jakeG commented on the post, centerpiece 7 years, 10 months ago

    On the table in the group home is a centerpiece. It changes every so often. Nothing fancy, but something personal. When we all sit around the table and try to make time of our time, one can always comment on the centerpiece. It’s something small, but any way to common ground between people is all […]

  • jakeG commented on the post, stable 7 years, 10 months ago

    If he would have been able to see himself at those times when he was unstable, he would have wished for nothing more than to attain the opposite. Now that he has, there’s nothing more that he wants than to never go back to the un side of life.

  • jakeG commented on the post, slouch 7 years, 10 months ago

    Hmmm. What does a slouch mean to you? I ask because everyone has a different definition. Whatever yours may be, I ask this: can you summarize a slouch as being someone who does not live up to the potential they have? Because in my opinion, if you slouch you are selfish.

  • jakeG commented on the post, anywhere 7 years, 10 months ago

    is a place for happiness. I’m not kidding, I’m not even exaggerating, anywhere is place for a smile. Maybe one that barley eeks through the pain, but what reason could you find to limit where happiness can grow?

  • jakeG commented on the post, skyline 7 years, 10 months ago

    A word I often forget to think about. Is the skyline the line of buildings in my city that grace the sunset? Or is it the line of clouds in the sky that fill my soul? Maybe it’s that point where our mind can just barely reach beyond our world to what is beyond?

  • jakeG commented on the post, marble 7 years, 10 months ago

    Have you ever really thought about the steps and pillars carved from marble in the capitals and buildings around the world? What a symbol, what beauty, what a deep role to fill in the world and in the place of our hearts and humanity.

  • jakeG commented on the post, marble 7 years, 10 months ago

    Have you ever really thought about the steps and pillars carved from marble in the capitals and buildings around the world. What a symbol, what beauty, what a role to fill in the world.

  • jakeG commented on the post, laughter 7 years, 10 months ago

    Ahahahahah hahah ha ha…and now i feel so much better.

  • jakeG commented on the post, shuffle 7 years, 11 months ago

    There’s a shuffle in my pocket at this very moment. Not a truffle, which would melt and get messy, but a little magic music box that obeys my commands but never quite gives me what i expect. Oh the joys of shuffle, our modern randomizer for making life exciting.

  • jakeG commented on the post, hearts 7 years, 11 months ago

    Hearts can be drawn and hearts can be broken. Hearts can be painted or written in lined paper love notes. Hearts can be desired and hearts can be won over. But with every heart we encounter, we must not forget to take care of our own.

  • jakeG commented on the post, orchestra 7 years, 11 months ago

    Sweetness in an evening, that we all but forget to visit. Think of the people, who play for us all. Who learn and pour their soul into a song, together making a sound, above our own, that captures our soul if we listen properly. I think i will buy tickets.

  • jakeG commented on the post, patent 7 years, 11 months ago

    Patent: to claim as your own. There are so many devices, so man beautiful designs that we have created. But I don’t want a patent on those things I truly need: love, life, nature, beauty, smiles, laughs, music of the soul.

  • jakeG commented on the post, autumn 7 years, 11 months ago

    Autumn. Here in Minnesota the season is still lasting, far beyond the usual. In October we see snow, but not this year. Everyday the blue skies, brisk winds and fall colors brighten my heart. It is such a blessing to have this autumn last, I treasure every moment of it. It reminds me how much […]

  • jakeG commented on the post, autumn 7 years, 11 months ago

    Autumn. Here in Minnesota the season is still lasting, far beyond the usual. In October we see snow, but not this year. Everyday the blue skies, brisk winds and fall colors brighten my heart. It is such a blessing to have this autumn last, I treasure every moment of it.