I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

You have a safe place on this earth

where you’ll feel loved and at peace –

a haven where there’s no space for hurt

where your troubles will start to cease.

A sanctuary for you to start anew

somewhere you are free to be yourself –

where there are good friends to support you –

and flowers every morning to place upon your shelf.

In your darkest times, please remember

that you deserve a life that’s not filled with pain –

I promise you will someday wake up feeling lighter –

knowing how beautiful existence is after the rain.

-Juansen Dizon, A Safe Place

I’m heartbroken to hear of the death of Kelly Preston. I, of course, didn’t know her but she seemed like a truly caring beautiful soul that loved her family. My thoughts and prayers are with John Travolta and their family. Please love each other because life is short. 💔🙏😪 RIP and Godspeed.