March 31, 2015

Brave New World

Separated by light years on separate galaxies,
Still, I breathe your air.
Rocked to bed by the lunar waves,
I close my eyes and meet you there.
Over the hills through the folds in time,
To the place that's yours and mine.
We leave the pain of the past in our old lives
For new beginnings when we both arrive.
Hand in hand traversing through unexplored terrain
Where there are broken mountains, lush pastures and constant rain.
Two different worlds, too different eyes
Here together there are only truths and no lies.

March 30, 2015

Give & Grub Food Truck

What’s truly remarkable to me is when people come together with an idea and makes cool things happen.

March 10, 2015

Two For Tuesday

I do love these bits and pieces about St. Petersburg.

March 9, 2015

Kurdi's Mediterranean Grill in Tampa

A couple weeks ago I had a delicious time at Kurdi's Mediterranean Grill in Downtown Tampa for NHIE's #EatUp. The restaurant is great addition to the Tampa Bay foodie scene, adding more flavor to the explosion of eateries in the area featuring locally sourced ingredients. 

I got to sample a variety of dishes and everything was simply incredible. From the vibrant colored Fattoush Salad, to the perfectly seasoned Mix Grill Platter, lamb chops and flavor-packed Chicken Shawarma wrap... it was all very coveted and I couldn't get enough. 

Even the drinks were amazing. I had a Lychee Martini... and that just goes down like juice (dangerous!). Their drink menu has many other delicious cocktails and also offers locally brewed beers from Cigar City and Green Bench Brewery. 

It was great to get the chance to meet the chefs and learn more about what goes into the dishes and the inspirations for it. The are so many other items on the menu that I have to try on my future dining visits. 

Check out the little video of the dining experience with other fellow bloggers and foodies:

March 3, 2015

On Your Mind

Close your eyes and let your mind wander freely. Where does it bring you? What memory surfaces or what dream is born? Who do you think about first and why that person over the 7 billion others in the world?

When you’re driving down dark highways, do you think of me? The long stretch of those open roads, do they remind you of our long conversations? With her in the passenger seat and the darkness that backgrounds the shadows of trees, do they mirror the secrets we’ve withheld? Do the headlights of oncoming traffic light your way back to thoughts of me?

When the sun comes up and you open your eyes to her lying beside you. Do you wonder how you could possibly still feel so alone and empty on a bed of bodies? Do your thoughts rise back to me and the warmth of my gold dusted hands along your morning skin? What about the soft glow of our day's first smile? Or do they make you think of the last sunset of our sweet days?

When you sit staring at a blank canvas before painting your thoughts, do you imagine the outlines of my name? When she speaks to you, do you think of the curves of my smile, the shapes of my speech or the taste of my silence? Do you write your words and wonder whether they would reach me? 

I think of you. I think of your humor that lingers at the pit of my stomach like the last fluttering butterfly I couldn’t laugh out. I think of the dizzying daze you leave me in like the spinning blues record on my stand. I think of the doors left shut even as the windows were opened and the wind of our words freely passed.

I think of you. I think of the tender times that tally longer than my breath as I breathe you in. I think of all the steps you’ve taken on your way to Jupiter while I stayed on Earth. I think of the demons you fought to land back on the steps of my stoop.

And then I think of the headlights illuminating the long road stretching home.