shadowlands + silver glass

We are storytelling beings. Our lives are story. Chapters, sentences, written not just with ink and pen, but in the very fabric of our souls. In ocean waves and galaxy glimmers and sky expanses. In tears shed over terminal arrivals and departures, joys from laughter and traces of the lovely within the details, in heartache…

Here’s To the Ones Who Dream

Summer Sunday nights | We’d sink into our seats | Right as they dimmed out all the lights | A Technicolor world made out of music and machine | It called me to be on that screen | And live inside each scene | And live inside each scene was exactly what I spent the…

The Parade, Pumpkin Pie, and Partying with the Gilmores.

What screams November and almost the holidays? Pumpkin Pie loaded with whipped cream mountains. Reruns of Gilmore Girls with heartwarming characters, loveable in their flaws. Brooke Fraser’s Brutal Romantic soundscape, the Hunger Games soundtracks. And for years, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, with my favorite characters, actresses, and singers. However this year, I no longer crawled…

Things I learned from Arrow’s Laurel Lance {Bird In a Cage}

PSA: THIS CONTAINS SPOILER MATERIAL IF YOU’RE NOT CAUGHT UP ON THE FOURTH SEASON OF ARROW.   It’s no secret that I love stories, whether that’s movies, tv shows, books, etc. Characters can have a lot to teach us, and that’s really cool to discover. I wrote this as an appreciation for the character of…

Post Civil War: Things I Learned from Captain America

Lights come up slow. The images fade. The swelling music comes to a close. The icee cup sits empty. But your excitement levels are satisfied. This has been a good story. On one huge screen, you got to visualize each twist and turn, see the characters you’ve come to feel as if you know change….

Empty Seats and Heavy Hearts

Mockingjay Part II, and the endings are all tied together The colors are blurring until the emotions have no tether Why does it hit with such force, now so much later And of course, I’m falling apart in the theater I have never identified with Katniss Everdeen more than I have at this exact moment….