Month: February 2019

Having perspective

February 9, 2019

When you experience something you deem "hard" or perhaps something others may deem a shock, tragedy, rough, difficult, a tough go of it, maybe you've seen a rough patch... you know what I mean. It could be personal, professional, something self-imposed, something you didn't anticipate, something you saw coming, any way you look at it - there's a beginning, middle and end to it. It's not always hard, and the beginning feels different than the...

Masakatsu Agatsu

February 7, 2019

My second tattoo. It is the one I agonized over the longest, spent the most time researching because I wanted to get it right. The one I look at every day - not on my body but on my wall, and one I've maybe forgotten I have on my body, and maybe why I forgot I got placed ON my body. I commissioned a Japanese calligrapher to do a custom artistic (less traditional) version for me that I could then also have transferred to tattoo paper and then...

Feeling the change coming

February 2, 2019

This time of year for me has always felt harder emotionally than others. Beyond the very real weight of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), there is a weird sort of awkward holding my breath sort of feeling. It's an uncomfortableness that's resulted in settling into something that is a palpable discomfort, but I can't really do anything about it. Winter time (at least in Colorado) is as manic as any other season, but for me, the grasp winter has...