"I am filled with a greed and lust for something that’s stretched just perfectly out of my reach. An idea that’s quite aloof, and seems to steadily evade and play me. I have sewn it up in dreams and love, and a thousand things, I can’t quite hold... and ached for it on every rising moon."
--Devi Gottschlich 


Posted by Leanna - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 7:06pm

Posted by Leanna - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:10pm


only lovers left alive


Posted by Leanna - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:03am

There are darknesses in life
and there are lights,
and you are one of the lights,
the light of all lights.

--Bram Stoker, Dracula


Posted by Leanna - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 3:33am





having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd.

"wise and full of insight, the sagacious leader would live on to better the world"

synonyms: wise, clever, intelligent, knowledgeable, sensible, sage


Posted by Leanna - Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 8:05pm

Never let the future disturb you.  
You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason
which today arm you against the present

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


Full Pink Moon in Scorpio during the evening of April 21 through the early morning of April 22 encourages us to shine a light within our shadows and illuminate our heart's desires.  


With this moon, there is a focus on relationships, commitments, contractual agreements with others, as well as our personal responsibilities to ourselves, in order to grow and learn from our hindrances.  This full moon is going to aide us in shining a light on our own energy so that we can fully perceive the path ahead and help us in discerning which direction to go from there.  Think about what it is that you want, and what it is that will make you the happiest.  Keep your greater consciousness in mind!  


It takes a lot of courage to face your fears.  Once we learn to conquer what frightens us the most-- being valiant enough to realize our own apprehensions and self-sabotages (especially those we have avoided facing in the past)-- it will plant the seeds for a beautiful blossoming yet to come.  


Posted by Leanna - Friday, April 22, 2016 - 5:30am


" I am no bird;
and no net ensnares me... "
--Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


Posted by Leanna - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:17am

'Oftentimes we wonder if the decisions we have made are sound; if we pushed and pulled rightly, or followed the yearnings of our hearts.  It's true that I feel I need you here.  Not just because I'm missing you, but because I'm missing myself.  (The hardest part about missing you, is no longer knowing you.)  On nights when the moon tugs so strongly on my heart; and I am left with a deep longing, and an empty space... I remember that I came here to learn to make it on my own; and if I learn to love myself, I'll never be alone.'

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orange county, california


Posted by Leanna - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:37am

"Time heals all wounds.  And if it doesn't, you name them something other than wounds and agree to let them stay."
--Emma Forrest

In the beginning, there was the Great Serpent, whose seven thousand coils lay beneath the earth so that it might not fall into the abysmal Sea.  In time, the Serpent began to move, unleashing its undulating flesh which rose slowly into a great spiral that enveloped the Universe in the heavens, it released stars and celestial bodies.  On earth, it brought Creation, winding through molten slopes to create rivers, the veins through which flowed the essence of all life.  Rising again into the sky, it cast lightning bolts that made sacred stones.  It lay along the path of the sun and with its layered skin, the Serpent retained the spring of Eternal Life and from its Zenith it let flow the waters upon which the people would nurse.  As the water fell to the earth, the Rainbow arose and the Serpent took her as his wife, their Love a cosmic helix that stretched the heavens.  (The Serpent and the Rainbow, Haitian Folklore Creation Myth)


Posted by Leanna - Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 6:09am

I stayed up until I no longer had reason to be awake.  I begged sleep to take me then.  
"Bring me someplace that feels like home."


Posted by Leanna - Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:48pm