Ode to Smiling at Strangers

The second glance, the eyebrows raised ever so slightly. The millisecond of disbelief, quickly melting into surprised delight. The little flash of warmth in the chest. “That stranger just smiled at me.” And flustered cheeks rise like bread in the oven.  How about that little gasp in your heart when an especially attractive someone randomly beamsContinue reading “Ode to Smiling at Strangers”

Upside Down Lessons

I spend a reasonable amount of time balancing the rest of my body on my hands. An intricate cocktail of corporal coordination, concentration and sheer willpower, handstands will let you look at the world from a different perspective (heh).  Years of negotiating with gravity in this way have rewarded me not only with an increasedContinue reading “Upside Down Lessons”