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
Why didn’t anyone tell me how easy it is? I thought self-worth had to be chiseled out of sweat, accomplishments and approval. That it was only when the world said so, then I’d be worthy. For sure it was outside of my control. Only now I know it’s actually a choice. I choose how worthy … More Why didn’t anyone tell me?
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
My heart is singing. My toes are dancing. The sun, the stars and the moon are all sparkling more than ever. I finally went to see the endontist today because I couldn’t ignore the pain in some of my teeth anymore. I’ve been putting this off and off until I finally couldn’t. I thought, no … More Hurrah, no root canals!!!!
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
‘I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.’ – Frank Herbert How these words shook me the first time. … More I will face my fears
I’ve always liked the story about the last step monks must take to attain enlightenment. After years of training, their final test is to walk through a long, dark room filled with everything they fear most. Only when they can make it to the other end are they truly enlightened. I think about this a … More The room
You caught me off guard. ‘Hi, I see you here a lot.’ You do? But I’ve never seen you. I should wear my glasses more. You said more to me, but I was too stunned to say much back–just my usual smile-and-nod. When I got up to leave I wanted to say ‘bye’, but I … More Hi, I see you.
How do you do it? Every time I look at your painting, I’m astonished. The wild brush strokes that capture light on a window pane so perfectly. It’s a photograph, but when I come closer, real close, it’s just paint roaming deliriously on a canvas. The leaves strewn on the street, randomly clinging to that … More Mr Harris
Your smile woke me up. The way you smiled at me made me feel like I was waltzing with the stars. In that instant I was whole–shimmering and whole. You gave me a peek in to what relationships could be.