Random Attempt at Positivity

I love the Oregon rain because:
It makes everything so beautifully green
It’s water and hey, everything needs water
It makes the sun seem like a superstar that we want to follow around and worship
It gives me an excuse to curl up on the couch and watch
Sex & The City reruns, followed by movies 1 and 2
It’s the reason why I feel like eating 5 cookies, not just 1
(And cookies taste good.)
It’s a perfect setting for a dramatic make-out session
Even better if it’s on top of a car after a day spent wine tasting
It reminds us that we aren’t the Wicked Witch of the West
It makes the Earth smell good, at least first thing in the morning or right after a long rain storm
It forces us to cuddle up with strangers under awnings and bus stops
It gives us a reason to buy crazy polka dotted umbrellas
It makes galoshes seem cool, and like a good idea
It keeps a wet t-shirt contest going, even if there is no formal contest
It reminds us that we spend too much time fixing our hair anyway
It brought us to skinny jeans (bootcut isn’t worth the puddle drama)
It gives men the opportunity to show the ladies chivalry –
And yes, you can dry clean your jacket later
Rain reminds us that we can be happy, even when Mother Earth isn’t.

Copyright 2011 Heather Strang

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It Is Me

From my head to my toes
I love you
Your sparkling smile
Blue-green dancing eyes
Living from a place of love
of knowing
Cleverly creating life exactly as
you want it
Peering curiously into every crevice
Oh, I just love, love, love you.

Copyright 2011 Heather Strang

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If

If words were what you wanted
I would gladly give them to you.
If healing was what you craved
I would scour the world in search of it.
And if your soul yearned for contentment
I would tell you to take a nap.

Copyright 2011 Heather Strang

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Self-Serve

With chocolate and vanilla
smeared on our lips
we sit in cluttered silence.
Prom queens
corsages
and 30-pound babies
surround us.
What can we say?
Strawberries and coconut
fill the emptiness
while a clock announces –
it is time to go.

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Airport Love

I am dropping you off at the airport
Again.
But this time, is the last time
The last time until you’re home.
Cozy and warm in 700 square feet of love
Of waking up at 5am to feel your strong arms around me
To dinners and breakfasts and snacks of
massive variety
Stumptown for one and green tea for another
Honey on our tongues
Kissing in parking lots, shopping malls, cars, bars, bathrooms, stadiums and lawns
The airport is our sign of almost being home
Of being so close to the very thing we desire the most,
each other.

Copyright 2011 Heather Strang

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To Heal

Healing is hard
when I insist
that it look like
total annihilation.
When I insist it means
removal of the very thing
that is here to teach me.

Healing is hard
When I want it my way
and not the way of those before me.
Of those who are whispering softly
for me to wake up
for me to remember that my physical body is wise.
And knows all my secrets.

Copyright 2011 Heather Strang

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Simplicity

Inside
Are all the answers
Outside
Exists relentless chatter
Quietly
Ask for what you want
Silently
Trust that it’s all coming
Listen
To receive the knowing
Surrender
And experience joy, relief, peace, love.

It is all here for you.

Copyright 2011 Heather Strang

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4am

You are lying next to me
Your breath hot on my face
Opening my eyes gently
I see you, peaceful, full of dreams
Covered by a warm, white comforter
My legs wrapped delicately around yours
I always knew it would be this way –
You, me, peace, comfort, relaxation
Naps at 2pm, nights in with Alaskan halibut,
Roasted veggies and wine, wine, wine
Meditation and angel cards
Ab Friday’s, hikes for miles and miles
Couch talks that last into all hours of the night and morning
It is love, this is love
I close my eyes, wrap my leg a bit tighter around yours
And go back to sleep.

Copyright 2011 Heather Strang

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Sunday fun and a poem slipped my mind! Here’s the make-up.

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I cannot imagine a world without you
Without your smile
Your glow, and your sense of style

I cannot imagine the world existing
If you would not be there to speak to it
To hold it, and care for it the way you do

I cannot even fathom the sadness
Of not waking to your gorgeous face and
Feeling your skin every morning

The Universe can’t imagine it either
Which is why It gave me you.

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It’s Easy

Healing is easy
If you remember
That you’re perfect,
exactly as you are.

Copyright 2011 Heather Strang

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I always think I can’t fall more in love with Kinnikinnick Foods, but then, they do it again. This time it’s a spring seasonal donut – blueberry. Me and the man started our Sunday with this delish donut and coffee/tea (green for me!). And wow – we were speechless!

Order your package of blueberry donuts today. With only 140 calories, no gluten/dairy/soy and minimal sugar (for a donut), you cannot miss this deliciousness. My beau says he couldn’t even tell the difference between a gluten donut and this one.

BTW – I’ve tried almost all of the Kinnikinnick donuts and these are the BEST!

Bake in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes for absolute perfection. Do not microwave or eat cold – you’ll miss the full donut-delicious impact.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather

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