Z’s Wonderland


The Psychedelic Art Show by Z Zoccolante   This week I stumbled across a quote by A.R. Lucas, who writes “We’ve been infected with this idea that love is an emotion only felt between two people. But love is universal. An energy. A contagious force. A gift. To offer money to a homeless man is to love. To save a worm from the sun is to love. To smile at a stranger is love. To be grateful, to be hopeful, to be brave, to be...

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Coffee With Friend By Z Zoccolante   Last night a friend passed through town and purposely laid over her flight to have a night with me. We have to walk slow, she said as I parked around the corner from my favorite coffee shop, I might have a broken toe.   What, I asked? Should we check it?   Nah, it’ll be fine, she said as we strolled slowly down the sidewalk.   We sip lattes and discuss family, kids,...

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The Way We Shine By Z Zoccolante   What stops us from having the things we desire? Perhaps it lies in us thinking that it’s impossible, that we are not able to have the dreams of our hearts, the things that light us up.   We get stuck in the quicksand of us. Some of past experience has hurt us or made us want to live smaller than we know we are capable of. If we don’t try we can’t fail right? But the downside is that we also...

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A Life In Focus By Z Zoccolante   Life gives us what we focus on. It gives us the things that we desire with joy. It also gives us the things we are afraid of and mull over. Because the unspoken rule of energy is that we create what we focus on.   Energy is like food. If we feed something, by our focus on it (whether positive or negative), it get’s bigger, stronger, more robust.   Scrolling online the other day I...

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The Heartbreak Club By Z Zoccolante   Congratulations. You belong. You are no longer on the outside looking in. You’ve had your heart smashed as though you’ve swallowed a champagne glass and had it smashed in your esophagus, leaving shards of paper thin glass to wander through your body, floating in your bloodstream in crystal thorns.   Congratulations. You loved someone. You cared about someone enough to let them in. You...

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The Thing We Take For Granted By Z Zoccolante   Sometimes we only appreciate things when they’re gone. Take health for example. If we feel relatively fine then our minds tend to get caught up with other daily tasks.   If, on the other hand, we’re sick, none of those other things seem to matter much. Of course, they still stress us out because them loom before us on our to do list. But the truth is that most of us would live...

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