I have to be honest. I love December- the reason we celebrate it, the decorations! I love the lights everywhere! And I do not want to clean it all up and then welcome the new year. I want December to stay one more month! But here it is- 2019 is almost upon us. And 2019 just… Continue reading 2019-an Odd Year with Odd Surprises?
As a child, I had a very distinct abhorrence for Dr. Suess. Who at the age of five has such a strong opinion of someone so famous, so loved? But I did. I thought he was silly and so nonsensical. I did not like him, I did not! I did not like the cartoons my… Continue reading Christopher Robin and Pooh, Piglet and the 100 Acre Wood
I have come to call it My God Space. This sacred room in my heart. It is the place of stillness, of being, of being with God. Meditation, prayer, mindfulness, are all words for being in the center of love. It requires letting go of judgements, of ideas and beliefs. We all cling to beliefs… Continue reading Where there are no rooms, no dividers
Hold me; hold my heart. Hold it like a lover, softly, passionately. Hold it like a father, protectively, strongly. Hold it like a brother, laughing with me, playing along. Hold it like a best friend, secrets we only know, places we only go. And your heart? It is tucked within mine. It is held like… Continue reading Hold My Heart
I am staring a digital blank screen on my WordPress. I am not sure what I want to write about yet; I have some ideas. WordPress has become wildly popular, mainstream almost. I think of it as a platform that writers now have but fifteen years ago the closest thing you could get to publishing… Continue reading Writing as a writer-why we do it
When I grab onto something, an idea or a person I feel is suited for me, it's hard to know when to let go, even if there is a big NO in my face. Tenacity, perseverance, faith? Or is it stubbornness, blindness, and idealism? The more the idea (or shall I say ideal) is in… Continue reading When NO is in your face.
I had no idea that when I stepped out on my walking trail this morning, I would have such a visceral experience. It is Sunday morning and being in the Texas heat is something you prepare for. Armed with my phone and a water bottle, I start out on my four mile walk. What I… Continue reading Carry the Load
There is 100% forecast of rain today. The rumbling echoes of thunder and then come the drops. Slow to begin with and then a heavier, fluvial flow comes, eases off and comes again in spurts, until the rain itself has settled into its own rhythm, its own cadence. It’s a soft rain today, a rain… Continue reading 100% Forecast of Rain
Washing dishes is something I love to do.
Marmalade Heart She plucks the Seville orange, bright, joyful color of a bumpy rind, digging her fingers into its flesh. Sprays of citrus flavor the air. Heaps of curling skins fall around her as she gently supremes the white, pithy webs of encasement. Juices dripping down her hands and wrist, as… Continue reading Marmalade Heart