And then, you

You showed up out of the ether. “Hi, how’s it going?” I didn’t know what to say that first time. And you’ve been floating in my mind ever since. Then you found me again. This time it was easier for both of us. The words flowed. Have we done this before? The familiarity is comforting. … More And then, you

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And then, and then

When I was younger I thought I’d have everything figured out by now. All the missing pieces would be found and placed into their rightful places; the picture would be complete. I would be complete. I never considered that I might still be working on the landscape now, still filling in the gaps. This morning … More And then, and then

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Emotions

I’m not afraid of you anymore. You use to terrify me. All my energy was spent avoiding you. Just to escape, I would distract myself with invented dramas and problems–simply to avoid facing you. I ran miles and miles until I was lost and exhausted, but there you’d be. I could never lose you. The … More Emotions

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Cherry blossoms

I live near a very scenic cemetery where two cherry trees live side by side. Each year at this time, if the weather is just right, we get treated to a gorgeous display of nature’s brilliance–two pink clouds of blossoms, just for a few days. It always happens so quickly. First comes the deep pink … More Cherry blossoms

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Treasures

It’s time for me to move on. We had our moment but it didn’t grow in to anything. Maybe we were both trying, maybe you let go first. Maybe I tried too hard, yet again. We will always have our moment. For me it will always be a moment of delight and surprise. You’ll probably … More Treasures

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Trying too hard

I once dreamed that an acquaintance said to me over the phone, ‘You try too hard.’ This was years ago but it still echoes in my mind. I always try. Why wouldn’t I? Who would I be if I didn’t. I grew up in a family where our unspoken mantra was: Hard work, not cleanliness, … More Trying too hard

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