we wish you

We wish you and yours all the happy, all the merry, all the joy this holiday season. Love, The Morrisons. {Photos taken by my best girl, Rachel, from Resting Roost. If you live in the CT area and need some amazing images, you can contact her through her website!} [ read more... ]

nothing less than a love affair

Advent does something different to me: Messes my insides up; makes goo from my guts; urges me out of bed in the deep of night to sit with darkness and silence and tears I don’t understand;  leaves me with an ache of want so big I sense I could expire from it. The striped chair in the living room is a witness to my watering and wanting, to the fiery clamp of my palms on both armrests. To the veins growing hot in my neck. Do you feel what I feel? “Coming” means to me that the cosmos [ read more... ]

all i want for christmas is…US

Just a few days ago a 90-year-old man was arrested in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for openly serving some vital vittles to the city’s homeless community. 90 years old! If you watch the video you’ll see that he can’t even stand up straight or keep his hands from the perpetual old-guy shake and they arrested him. Because it’s against the law in Ft. L to feed the homeless in public and I’m asking you this literal question now: Has there ever been a more ludicrous law in all the known worlds? [ read more... ]

for the dreamers + an original art piece giveaway!

It was dark o’clock in the morning and the atmosphere in our bedroom tasted like frost on the colonial-old and cold windowpanes and a glance through the glass from the heat of our bed revealed a fresh coat of snow covering the sidewalks and streets in inches of crystallized white. This is a story from last January, but I still remember the rise and fall and rhythm of the narrative as if I’m living it today: The dawn is rising at my back and the last of the evening stars are fading deep in [ read more... ]

if oprah asked me

“The Life You Want Weekend” is hopping around and happening in various cities across our country right now–from Atlanta to Detroit to D.C., with several locations in between and before–what I imagine will be–a climatic finish in San Jose, California. This arena-sized event is produced and presented by Oprah Winfrey and from what I can discern through the promotional material, she designed this grandscale tour with the intention and hope of empowering the attendees with enough inspirational [ read more... ]