The Tease

I can still feel it if I close my eyes and turn my heart just so toward the light that forever moment when I shed my Winter robe and walked outside the door and was drenched in Gentle I can still feel the dunking of satin smoothing, changing, encircling each cell in another layer of... Continue Reading →

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Nighttime Visitor

It's late at night that she visits  - the dreamer the one whose voice I know, tugging gently my heart, she whispers -- "Wake up! Come away with me. Come, you're still young. Come, let's play like before. Let's go, let's eat the fruit, let's run!" I can hear her trying to disguise the desperateness... Continue Reading →

You are mine

joining up again with LIsa Jo and Laura ... 5 minute writing with the freedom to simply breathe in the process Encourage -- to infuse courage to wrap it around warm and soft like a fresh fuzzy blanket, warm from the dryer encourage-- to give someone a hand, a lifeline that says there is hope,... Continue Reading →

Everyday Promises

  Last year, something remarkable occurred: I actually kept my New Year's resolution. Seriously. ... the whole year! I don't think I've ever achieved such a feat intentionally. Sure, I've renewed good intentions and yes, I've restarted some wavering beginnings... but an honest to goodness New Year's commitment? Nope. This was a first. It started... Continue Reading →

Instructions Not Included

  I don't know what I expected when you first arrived. A catatonic version of your old self? A distant stranger? Would that sweet twinkle now be missing from your eyes? After one long month of uncertainties, you and Chris were finally coming home. Chris: wearied, burdened, but calmly resolute. You: lost, confused, with the... Continue Reading →

The Dance

My father-in-law died from Alzheimers this week. He died peacefully in the hands of a facility full of life and hope and angels dressed in flesh. And though, unmistakably, Alzheimer's is a hideous and heart-wrenching disease. To those of you living out this life with your loved ones, my heart goes out to you. Yet, I am... Continue Reading →

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