• As the people you know become irreverent, your life becomes more and more vapid, until you look in the mirror and realize you lost yourself some miles back, and you’re not even sure it’s worth going back for. That self, that part of you, is long gone in the rear view, and there’s nothing but empty road ahead.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, meow 6 years, 3 months ago

    The internet is making sounds again, like every other day. It’s like trying to turn your cat into a unicorn, you wave your magic wand and shout “Rainbows!” in a showman’s style and in the end, he just looks at you like “meow”.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, somebody 6 years, 11 months ago

    It’s lonely down here. I mean, down here among everyone else. It’s lonely to not be a somebody. It’s hard to be part of the everybody, but to be a somebody, up there in the light… That would be something. That would be everything.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, interest 6 years, 11 months ago

    The man in the mirror has eyes that tell the story his mouth cannot. They say he’s losing interest in what he sees. The man before the mirror cannot see the challenge, and cannot save the man he sees.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, guard 6 years, 11 months ago

    I should learn to guard my passions, to keep control of what keeps my heart beating. With a single word, a person can shred my soul and leave the raggedy pieces strewn about the cavernous pit in my stomach. I can’t let them tell me no.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, since 7 years ago

    Since we last spoke, I’ve changed. You’ve changed. Yet somehow, here and now, we stand the same people with the same, mixed-up feelings and mixed-up words that made us drift apart to begin with.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, dominant 7 years ago

    “Go,” it whispered, that voice behind the mask, the chained desires that lashed against society and expectation, yet stayed imprisoned behind the mask.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, carbon 7 years, 1 month ago

    Black like the carbon in the dust on the jacket. The handprint on my palm were all that was left of the miner.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, event 7 years, 2 months ago

    The time of your life should not be defined by events occurring, but instead by the ebb and flow of emotions that creates the wave you ride. It is not in the passing of time but the changing of heart that humans […]

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, fuses 7 years, 3 months ago

    I am a candle burning at both ends, but instead of wicks, I find I’m made of fuses, each burning quickly towards the middle. When they meet, I know I will explode but I can’t stop it. No, I can’t stop now.

  • The look on her face was painful.
    “It was just a suggestion!” I was grasping at straws. “You will be great as a teacher if that’s what you really want to be, princess. But Daddy always pictured his little girl […]

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, turbine 7 years, 3 months ago

    There are days that go by like water in a turbine, chopped and swift. They are hit hard and dropped harder, but ultimately for a better purpose down the line. All drains may lead to the ocean, but they must first […]

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, science 7 years, 3 months ago

    Art and science are one and the same, if both are done properly. Love is both, it’s an action of passion and a mindset of pondering. It is all things brought together while tearing apart what you thought you knew.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, harness 7 years, 3 months ago

    All the forces in the universe were pulling against him in every direction, but he wore his harness proudly and pushed on with life. It had never stopped him before, adversity, and he saw no reason to let it win then.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, motion 7 years, 3 months ago

    Suddenly I was tumbling through time with nothing to stop me but the destination. I have no idea when I’ll be at the end, I just hope it’s not soon. It’s the motion that is living, and the destination that is […]

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, saturday 7 years, 3 months ago

    My day was not like others’. My day was to be what everyone tried to avoid. I would not frolic in the sun or revel in the laziness of the day. I would work, like any other day.

  • The glass pieces frozen in the poised configuration caught the sparkle of a sunbeam from the bay window. The lake beneath was placid and clear, the dock passively asserting it’s presence on the beach just below the house.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, seeds 7 years, 4 months ago

    In the shadows grow the seeds of doubt. I miss him, I know it. But from here in the woods while he ventures in the sun, I get confused. I’m not sure if I’m missing him, or missing the opportunity he’s taking.

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, dwell 7 years, 4 months ago

    It wasn’t like I meant to dwell on the topic, but it’s not like you could ignore the weight of an entire person. Addressing the elephant in the room isn’t always pleasant, but it’s necessary. Especially if you […]

  • Natty Hope commented on the post, fractures 7 years, 4 months ago

    The way a human being fractures into all these shattered pieces is amazing. It’s watching a mirror crashing down around you to see an identity crush itself to dust.