Ocean

She came to the ocean to pray.  To walk on the cool, damp sand and feel its grit between her toes.  She came to feel the wind touch her face. Anywhere else it would be a blast of cold and bitter air, blowing through her and taking with it the last bit of hope, desire,…

In Spite of You

You can tell yourself that you did it for me. Kept your distance, stayed silent, to give me time and space. But the truth is you were avoiding my tears. They make you angry. You think I cry to evoke some reaction, some action, some feeling, from you. Perhaps they make you feel just a…

Just a Date

“It’s just a date on the calendar,” he said.The same man who remembered all the dates.The day he saw The Stones on SNL.The day he decided he would be a father.But December 18?It’s just a day. The day we said “I do” with our childrenat our side, holding handsand joining my family to his. Now…

Music Fridays: Happiness

There’ll be happiness after you But there was happiness because of you Both of these things can be true … There’ll be happiness after me But there was happiness because of me Both these things I believe There is happiness in our history Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner

An Open Letter

You know who you are. You’re someone who I used to call “friend.” You were his friend, or family, first, but we were friends too, weren’t we? I made a mistake, though. I reached out to you in frustration and vented too much. I said things that weren’t nice. It’s not my usual style. I…

The Sunday Post: Divine Essence

This week’s quote is a hard one for me to connect to a blog post. So you need to reassure the ego, the mind, and your consciousness that your Divine essence is perfectly capable of protecting and keeping you safe within the physical. Clarence Deigel through Diandra It is Sunday though, so it’s probably a…

Chains

My crochet hooks have been resting since that awful day in May.Thinking ‘bout that fateful day can still make my resolve go astray. I set my project aside; there were more important things to do.It’s now more than six months later and there are still some things overdue. On my end, some of these things…

Doing the Best We Can

“We’re always perfect, always beautiful, and ever-changing. We’re doing the best we can with the understanding, knowledge, and awareness we have.” Louise Hay. My 10th wedding anniversary is in a couple of weeks. Over the last couple of days I’ve thought about writing another poem or letter, or sending a card to mark the occasion….

Gentle with my Heart

Wandering through downtown’s historic streetsI enjoyed the familiar sights, sounds, and sceneswith pastries and a conversation at the Station beforea final stop at a landmark shop for a Titanic pound of beans. A thoughtful note from a friend and a distanced hugbrought back the still painful loss of my dadalong with thoughts of another I…