On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you may stumble, May the clay dance To balance you. And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost of loss Gets into you, May the flock of colors, Indigo, red, green, And azure blue, Come to awaken in you A meadow of delight. When the canvas frays In the currach of thought And a stain of ocean Blackens beneath you, May there come across the waters A path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, May … Continued
Author Archives: Nicole
Sometimes by Poet David Whyte: April 19th, 2020
Photo by Nicole DeVito Sometimesif you move carefullythrough the forest breathinglike the onesin the old stories who could crossa shimmering bed of dry leaveswithout a sound, you cometo a placewhose only task is to trouble youwith tinybut frightening requests conceived out of nowherebut in this placebeginning to lead everywhere. Requests to stop whatyou are doing right now,and to stop what youare becomingwhile you do it, questionsthat can makeor unmakea life, questionsthat have patientlywaited for you, questionsthat have no rightto go away.
Poet John O’Donohue: April 7th, 2020
Photo by Nicole DeVito Lie low to the wall This is the time to be slow, Until the bitter weather passes The wire brush of doubt. Try, as best as you can, not to let Scrape from your heart All sense of yourself And your hesitant light. If you remain generous, Time will come good; And you will find your feet Again on fresh pastures of promise, Where the air will be kind And blushed with beginning.
“I’ll Rise up”: February 2018
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s inspiring instruction this past week to the 156 elite gymnasts who testified in her courtroom about their abuse and assault. And, lyrics to a song by Andra Day: You’re broken down and tired Of living life on a merry go round And you can’t find the fighter But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out And move mountains We gonna walk it out And move mountains And I’ll rise up I’ll rise like the day I’ll rise up I’ll rise unafraid I’ll rise up And I’ll do it a thousand times again And … Continued
Love Is A Super Power: July 2nd, 2017
Badass #Wonder Woman #Gal Gadot #Robin Wright #Love Is A SuperPower #Self Care = Going To See This Movie #See This Movie Twice #See This Movie With Some BadAss Women #Saving The World #Do Your Part To Save The World #Feel Fear And Do It Anyway #KickingAss #Learn How To Fight Well And Love Hard #Waiting For The Sequel — As always, — your Nicole LOVE Hard. Seek NOURISHMENT. Say, YES.
Resist Fear, Assist Love: May 20th, 2017
This postcard caught my eye, and led me to this poem… by Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops. … Continued
Acceptance: April 28th, 2017
Alex Hippert and Mahershala Ali from the must-see movie Moonlight. Acceptance Love Include Embrace Touch Trust Generosity Connect Feel Smile Cry Swim Commit Teach Open your eyes Be uncomfortable Strength Vulnerability Acceptance I liberated this from a recent issue of a certain magazine that I did not purchase. Don’t hate. — As always, — your Nicole LOVE Hard. Seek PLEASURE. Say, YES.
Love Bomb: June 1st, 2016
Be present and love your fucking self. Polish your fucking zen. Cleanse your fucking chakras. Spitshine your fucking soul and leave your fucking fears at home. Combine sass with some spirit and enlighten the fuck up. Get fucking bendy, downward fucking dog yourself, and let your fucking aura glow. Believe in fucking karma and change some fucking mantras Get your fucking om on and radiate fucking peace. Today is a good day to manifest some fucking abundance. Fucking namaste. –Long Distance Love Bombs — Amen. — Nicole LOVE Hard. Seek PLEASURE. Say, YES.
Kindness: April 18th, 2016
Found this gem on my friend’s fridge. #Kindness #Dogs #Humor #Laughter #Self Care = laughter #Kill’em with kindness #Kindness is contagious #Dogs make great therapists #Slow down and meditate #Hug a dog today #Meditate with back support #Rainbow sprinkles #Kindness will change the world — As always, — your Nicole LOVE Hard. Seek NOURISHMENT. Say, YES.