You have a stern look. In all your photos, no teeth bared, a gentle defiance in your straight forward stare. Our first meeting and everything about you is polished, correct, elegant as you stand ordering tacos from the food truck with me. Your outer personae is just as you say- tough, yet I see your… Continue reading Beautiful Boy
Dealing with loneliness while finding you are not alone.
You might be wearing more than just a COVID mask!
I have returned to reading the classics during this quarantine. E.M. Forster in Howard’s End has some amazing lines that are timeless and fit within COVID19's economic crisis and worries regarding money. It is a story of wealth, independence, capitalism, charity and the poor during 1910 in England. It displays the economic structure of society, especially the… Continue reading We are all in the Mist [Howard’s End- the levels of wealth and compassion]
Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Love in the Time of Cholera seems the perfect lead for my thoughts of love and romance during this bizarre time of the world’s pandemic-the Coronavirus. A bit of backdrop regarding the novel: In the late 1800s, in a Caribbean port city, a young telegraph operator named Florentino Ariza falls deliriously in love… Continue reading Love in the Time of Cholera [COVID19]
Romantic reciprocity is the belief and action of each person in a relationship caring about one another, their well being. Each person is invested and engaged. They initiate communication and caring consistently and equally. Have you been in a romantic relationship where you feel either you are working too hard and the other person isn't?… Continue reading Romantic Reciprocity
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Steal from me I thought you were giving to me… Your words of sweetness and feigning interest in who I am. And then they came to a stop, reversed and backed away. No more deep tugging at my heart, No more calls and kisses and hellos. It’s just suspended, short bursts of tiny moments with… Continue reading Steal From Me
Thoughts for every girl: Don’t try so hard to like him, to please him. Try harder to like you, to please you. Don’t try so hard to present yourself. The world is full of people seeking approval. You don’t have to. Just stop and observe. You will learn more about a person’s true character if… Continue reading Don’t Try So Hard
The Night is Upon Us For the Wolf, by Victoria Yeary, April 3, 2019 The night is upon me and I hear the wolf cry And I wonder if his cry is for me? He is seeking a partner, someone to lie with on cold nights, deep in the forest. And I wonder if it’s… Continue reading Night is Upon Us- a poem