Reiki Energy Healer🌞 Writer 👩🏽💻 Artist 👩🏽🎨 >>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<< A Funky Violin 🎻 with a 🌊Wild Heart and a Kind Soul🌻. . . Don’t eat the birds 🦚
Reiki Energy Healer🌞 Writer 👩🏽💻 Artist 👩🏽🎨 >>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<< A Funky Violin 🎻 with a 🌊Wild Heart and a Kind Soul🌻. . . Don’t eat the birds 🦚
Last week I went to grab a tea on Third Avenue in Chula Vista. Then I took a walk. I walked down third, turned past parks and recs, then made my way to the Chula Vista Library. My heart was filled with so much joy and nostalgia as I walked through. Everything was the same. Everything. In a world that’s constantly changing or updating it’s so comforting to know that some things stay the same. Walking through that library reminded me why I wanted to move back here. Chula Vista is home. Chula Vista has soul. Chula Vista has a sense of community that is difficult to find these days. People here are real. Moving back wasn’t a settlement it was a choice. There are so many new soul filled spots popping up in Chula. I love that third avenue is becoming gentrified but still keeping its soul. So grateful I live here. - Cass Aronow #chulavista #downtownchulavista #community #shoplocal
Nanna 💗 The strongest woman I know.
Last year when I started this job they had us write ourselves letters about what we wanted to accomplish by the same time the following year. I don’t remember writing all of this. I did pretty good. I’m definitely not perfect and still need to improve some areas but I have definitely grown since this time last year. Pretty crazy what you can do in a year!!! @erikaronow We did it! . . . Not pregnant
We all have emotions. We all feel sad at times. We all feel angry at times. We all feel frustrated at times. So why does our culture suggest that we only display the pleasant emotions? Why is it cool to act like we feel nothing or don’t care? I think it’s dishonest to closet unpleasant emotions. I don’t think it’s negative to admit when you are feeling angry or sad. And I don’t think it’s negative to feel that way at times. Feeling those emotions and embracing them and accepting them can lead to growth or positive change. I’m very grateful and I’ve been very blessed. I’m overall very happy with my life. But sometimes I feel angry and sometimes I feel sad. I’m not going to hide that. I cried today. . . A few times . . . Yesterday too. I’m not overly sensitive for admitting that or doing it in the first place. I am feeling therefore I am living. I am aware. I am here. I am also growing and learning how to release when those feelings do come up. Remedy In The Water I keep coming back to the water Lately a lot I come back to the water Watching the waves Flowing softly Up and down In and out A mesmerizing peace that cannot be obtained by any man made substance I keep coming back to the water I come back when I need it I am beginning to know when I need it now Back to the water Alone or with company To find my peace Back to the water Watching As the waves flow slowly In and out Up and down Back to the water Dear Universe, God, whoever Thank you for creating this natural remedy - Cass Aronow
While You Were Sleeping While you were sleeping I noticed your beauty It was underneath the tangled web of thoughts you wear At times . . . When you’re awake I’d noticed it before But I’d gotten lost Trying to figure you out Just like you Lost in your thoughts Trying to figure yourself out You are complex Not like a puzzle Or a game Like a hunt A scavenger hunt First clue can be found in the sweetness of your eyes But there’s more Your character can be found in the gentleness of your speech More time is needed to find the rest Your presence In time Reads nurturing and sincere Sometimes I think you are weak But your eyes read powerful Your eyes are kind and strong They tell me everything is going to be ok The sage shade of sincerity leads me to believe they are telling the truth It hurts to see you so unaware of your beauty It hurts that you’ve been trained not to see it It hurts to see you hurt You’re soul is beauty You are pure, kind, and gentle You are strong without being aggressive You are loyal You are admirable I hope that one day you wake up and see it too - Cass Aronow
Loyal ass dog! Sampson in the city hits the beach 🏖 Today I put Samp in the car with no plan. Just wanted to enjoy the nice weather. Be present and wander when you can. It’s very freeing!
Happy 4th/ Erik’s B Day celebration 🎉. . . God seriously needs to bless America these days
“Suckah” - @taylor lost.tons (circa 2011 )
Devastation Devastation brews creativity Your devastation brews creativity Your devastation brewed my creativity You are devastating Within yourself And towards others Within your eyes You are effortlessly devastating Within your actions Within your voice Your devastation breeds my creativity Your devastation leaves me devastated I am devastated I am devastation My devastation bleeds creativity I crave your devastation As it leads to my creativity I craved your devastation As it led to my creativity Your devastation is fleeting It flees It fled It fled to return It fled to return too often I drown in your devastation To once and for all find my own I am devastated I have been devastated Before you I am devastating without you My devastation bleeds creativity - Cass Aronow
Jacket I love this jacket not for what it is but what it represents. For what she represents. She is strong, the strongest, yet delicate. She is challenging. She challenged gender norms, cultural norms, expressive norms, beauty norms. She embraced strange. She embraced herself, flaws and all. She was honest. She was transparent. She was beautiful in a chaotic way. She was a blazing phoenix. A rebel of her time. An icon of ours. Her soul is everything I want to be and everything I will teacher my daughter to grow into. She is free. She is Frida. - Cass Aronow
Deepest Waters There is no slow There is no ease There is no warm up There is no time to temper We always swam straight to the deepest parts of the ocean At times I wish we could have basked in shallower waters As I’ve seen you do before with others No not with us Go deep Go straight to the darkest waters You want to go straight to the darkest waters Your current is strong It pulled me straight to your deepest waters Your current is strong We don’t exist in shallow waters We can not exist in shallower waters Why can we not exist in the shallower waters? We can not exist is shallower waters So we dive deep We dive deep into the darkest waters And I express I express as we lie deep in your darkest waters And then you flee As is if I have tainted your darkest water “It’s too much Cass” “It’s too much” But it was you You who pulled me into your deepest waters It was you Away you drift Into shallower waters Away you float As I drown in your deepest waters In time I find strength I climb out of your deepest waters And as I swim Through the shallow waters You catch glimpse You try and drag me to your shallow waters And I push through No I will not swim in your shallow waters Why won’t you swim in my shallow waters? You ask “I don’t want to do that” I push through “ I don’t want to do that” I push through Why though? “ Because I don’t want to do that” I once again push through Change directions No longer to the shore But to my own deepest waters I pushed through I watch you drown in your shallow waters As I push through I cry as you drown in your shallow waters As I push through And you lay stuck in your shallow waters As I push through I’ve pushed through To my own deepest waters I exist In my own deepest waters I exist Outside of your shallow waters I exist - Cass Aronow
Song Dedication: Jared - Forever Young (Alphaville ) Mom - Sky full of Stars (Coldplay )/ Landslide (Fleetwood Mac )/ I just called to say I love you (Stevie Wonder ) Dad - Rocket Man (Elton John )/ Space Oddity (David Bowie ) Erik - Your Song (Elton John )/ I would die 4 U (Prince )/ Postcards from Italy (Beirut )/ Fast Car (Tracy Chapman )/ Coming Home (Leon Bridges ) Nanna (in honor of Eugene ) - Old Town Road (Lil Nas X ) Beffy - Money (Cardi B )/ Work (Rihanna ) Zunisa - Return of the Mack (Mark Morrison )/ Best Friend (Foster the People )/ Ghetto Superstar (Pras ) Ashley - Pretty Wings (Maxwell )/ That’s Why You’re Beautiful (Beyoncé ) Taylor - Beautiful People (Chris Brown )/ Welcome to Atlanta (Jermaine Dupri ) Jessica - Rise Up (Andra Day )/ Lemonade (Gucci Mane ) Me - Clair de Lune (Michael Dulin )/ Tiny Dancer (Elton John )/ She’s a Rainbow (Rolling Stones )/ Come on Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners )/ Jane says (Jane’s Addiction )/ Laid (James ) #weddingparty
People will accept you once you accept yourself. - Cass Aronow
Butterflies of The Sea Once caterpillars Turned to butterflies Bloomed in the see So masterful The colors Shall come home with me - Cass Aronow
Watch the link in my bio. It will change your life! Thanks 🙏🏽 - Cass
Soul Nurture Last night my soul and body was stimulated in a way that they haven’t been before. A deep need for creating has always been inside of me. It’s something I nurtured when I was cooking but lost as I compared myself to others. Filled with self doubt I beat myself up watching as my friends graduated from college. I felt as though I had made a mistake and maybe I was only cooking because I couldn’t do anything else. So I went back. A proud journey I will never regret. Earned my degree with flying colors and proved to myself I could in fact do something else. Where I went wrong. . . I left no time to create. I allowed other people’s ideas and a rigid routine to take over. I was trying so hard to get into the mold that I just don’t fit. That was self harm. My soul was aching. Every area of my life felt as though something was missing. Stress and responsibilities continued to pile on as I made myself broken promises. “I’ll come back, when I have time, I’ll come back”. The wedding was the first opportunity I took to begin creating again. What I learned, what I was reminded, is that my soul needs to create! My soul needs to be free. I don’t know if I’m good. Art is so subjective. I don’t know if I care. What I do know is that when I paint, my heart races like I’m being kissed for the first time. I know that when I see colors my eyes fill with tears of joy. I know that when I listen to music my senses are aroused in the most euphoric way. I don’t know where I’m going with all the writing and the art. I do know that art is inside my soul and this is something I need to nurture. - Cass Aronow Song: A Reminder (Trevor Hall ). #findyourself #writing #reading #reads #communityofpoetry #communityofpoets #newcomo
Happy Birthday 🎁🎂🎈to this HBIC, BAB, MOH, bad ass Engineer. We’ve been friends for 15 years and still you never cease to amaze me. You always come through! Creep up sometimes, but you always come through! Hope you have the best day ever 🥰 @thatswhatshesaid_ah Song Dedication: Money (Cardi B )/ Work (Rihanna )
Jared: “You need to drink water and eat something it’s not even 6 o’clock” (Deep voice ) Me: “Can I come to the Raiders game next time?” (Cassandra voice ) . . . I have yet to receive a direct response. Jared Song Dedication: Forever Young (Alphaville ) P.S. I have no idea who you are but thank you to whoever took this picture.
I DON’T APOLOGIZE I am tired of feeling Like I need to apologize For things I can not control For the way I was born Why my lips are so full I am tired of obligation to explain My ethnic background From where I came She won’t be bothered Doesn’t seem like fair game I am tired of being asked About my height and stature I’m not a walking circus I’m a woman Put less focus on the lengthy, slender factor Don’t tell my friends That they have strange names Before words leave your mouth Think of the impact They will make I am sorry I do not blame you It is the cause of your ignorance Here are some books You should read a few Yes I’m a brown girl And my friends are too That doesn’t make us related Are you kin to those with hair of blonde And eyes of blue All these years I have been so polite But it’s time to be truthful Imma to get this out tonight I AM TIRED OF APOLOGIZING FOR HOW I WAS BORN Yes I’m biracial Half black Why should I feel scorn? I DON’T LIKE IT I AM TIRED OF APOLOGIZING Because I am tall Don’t call me a tower It builds up a wall And at yoga If your mat is next to mine Fair warning I might need some room as I release from this bind Yes it’s true I need extra space I’ve got a stretched wingspan It’s filled with poise and grace Once and for all If you don’t know me Please Don’t touch my hair I am not a petting zoo It’s embarrassing Show some care Don’t tell me I look Nothing like my mom Because my eyes aren’t blue So I don’t belong I came from her womb To say I’m not hers That’s just wrong Don’t ask me where I’m from “NO, like where are you really from?” I’m FROM San Diego Born and raised If you want to compliment my appearance Send my parents the praise It’s not where I take pride Just how I was raised Along with exercise and the food we ate So to everyone I ask Can we shift the attention To my own gain Instead of those things I mention Not to my physique But the style of my brain It is my prized possession The creator Maker of the words I paint Truly a mastermind Exquisitely unique Sweetly divine Moving forward I announce I refuse to apologize I take honor in My brown skin Long legs And dark eyes
Fighter I’ve done it enough times to say with confidence that I truly thrive under adversity. I’m a fighter! Always have been. Tell me I can’t do something. I dare you! I am woman hear me roar! - Cass Aronow #writersofinstagram #fridayvibes #futureisfemale #feminist #feminism #girlpower #inspirationalquotes #sandiego #sandiegobride #sandiegoweddingphotography #adversity #riseup #fighter #poem #poetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoetry #womenwhowrite #communityofpoetry #communityofpoets #communityofwriters
I am absolutely blown away by the photography skills of @ohlovelywedding ! Holy freaking smokes!!!! What an 👁 #crushingit
I think my restlessness was caused by a lack of grounding. . . Working on it. #poetry #writersofinstagram #poems #art #grounding #thursday #womenwhowrite #communityofpoetry #communityofpoets #communityofwriters
Alien Blue This one is for you Alien Blue Rocket man You’re a rocket maaaaan Space oddity Ground control to Major Tom Took your protein pills and placed your helmet on Ground control to Major Tom Commencing countdown Yeah it’s on Remix, ignition State may God’s Love be with you Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you hear me? Or was it Major Payne We used to watch that You always chased fame Memories Stepping through the dooooor Forever fascinating You float in the most peculiar way Flying high The stars look so different this way Peculiar one Yes Carelessly thoughtful Selfishly divine However those actions aren’t mal-intended And you are growing with time Have to admit A lot, both good and bad traits They are also mine Without you there is no me I’ll always admire You are one of a kind Rocket Mannnnnn Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you hear me? Or was it Major Payne? Major Payne Yeah It’s definitely Major Payne - Cass Aronow Songs: Rocket Man - Elton John; Space Oddity - David Bowie; Drops of Jupiter - Train #fatherdaughterdance #poem #dad #poetry #writer #art #davidbowie #eltonjohn #rocketman #spaceoddity #daddyissues #growth #music #dancing #majorpayne #womenwhowrite #communityofpoetry #communityofpoets #communityofwriters
ARONOWS. We in this. Got matching (ish ) tattoos with my husband @erikaronow #toolate #matchingtattoos #kindofnotreally #couplesgoals #coupletattoo
Once Once there was me and there was you and there was us and the music It was us and the music and the colors and it was beautiful and you were beautiful and we were beautiful, it was the music And then you strayed you were scared you could not handle the colors and the music At least not with me it’s power frightened you You coward Your silence left me paralyzed Numb I lay in isolation believing that YOU had left with the music And in my mind there were no colors and there would be no more colors and the music, it did not sound the same From that moment on I had sworn off the music Clinging to comfort and kindness I no longer believed in the music You tried to return my dear but I could not again dance with the music I had sworn it away And my dear, I had thought that you left with the music But what I learned was the music was never yours to take So my dear this is a song to let you know that I have once again found the music And my dear the colors they radiate and will continue to radiate with boldness and without fear My dear this music is powerful and it was never yours to take - Cass Aronow #artandpoetry #poetryandart #art #poetry #womenwhowrite #communityofpoetry #communityofpoets #communityofwriters
We really had the most amazing team of people for our wedding! Amazing blooms @wyld_blooms !Amazing photography and calm/ patient energy in all the chaos @ohlovelywedding !Amazing foooooood @huntershomekitchen @spennyspenspen !Amazing venue @luceloft ! And amazing job keeping it all together @pebbleredevents ! Thank you 😊Thank you! Thank you 😊 #weddingflowers
Got married last night. 🌻👰🏽🤵🏼 #AroNOWnforeva
Love only endures when it moves like waves 🌊 receding and returning gently or passionately.
25 more days 😳 #lovemorethanever #meetthearonows We need a hashtag! Any suggestions?
Just a couple a crazy kids 🕍 #2014
That one time we thought we were going to brunch but instead we got taken to a day club @carlosaanaya #circa2016 #dontfwithus
Our Casa 🏡 up to date 👩🏽🎨 #artnouveau #homedecor
We will be here soon ❤️ @erikaronow #51819