A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Casual Fridays: The Laughing Heart

Hi guys. It's Britt. 
This weekend, I'm turning 33. I've decided I want to spend the next few days doing one of the things I love most. Camping. I can't wait to sleep in a tent under the stars again. 

Before I go, I thought I'd leave you with this poem.

 The Laughing Heart
 by Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

Have a beautiful weekend, story-makers. See you back here on Monday. 

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