Learning to Fly

Tom Petty’s “Learning to Fly,” to be exact. Is there a certain song that reminds you of a certain place? I feel like some songs just sound like a place. Like, the song just fits. I read something once that said music exemplifies what we can’t put into words. Some places you visit just can’t be … More Learning to Fly

Finding Oneself

I posted an item a while ago expounding on why I feel poetry should be considered literature. Obviously, that still stands. So, I thought I’d write a post about one of my favorite poems. Now, originally, I wrote a bunch of bullet-point ideas on sticky notes one day about this poem, eventually intending on writing a … More Finding Oneself

Poetry is Lit(erature)

Yes, I consider poetry literature.  Generally, when I think of “literature,” I think of the greats or classics, such as Frankenstein, Dickens’ works, Jane Eyre (which, admittedly, I haven’t read), and others of the like. I think of novels with substance, novels that make you think, novels that dredge up – in this underhanded way – something … More Poetry is Lit(erature)

Catch Flights … and Maybe Some Feelings …

There’s a feeling. There’s definitely a feeling. You feel this feeling as soon as you step off the plane. What I love about the Honolulu airport is that there are parts that are open air – you walk through the bustling terminals, not even glancing at where the other flights are headed because, well, you’re … More Catch Flights … and Maybe Some Feelings …

Fall Musings

It’s officially fall. I guess I’m partially “basic”: I love anything pumpkin, pumpkin spice, whathaveyou. Sorrynotsorry, it just tastes really good. And you know it’s no longer summer when I officially break out my scarves and sweaters. I think I’ve written about this before, but although I hate the cold (“detest” is actually a more … More Fall Musings