“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” ~ John Churton Collins If you are an underclassman (in your first few years) majoring, involuntarily, in Life after the Death of your Child, you may find yourself bewildered at the flight of your friends, at the loss of […]
What I learned from a soldier… About strength It’s okay to cry… About caring Take your vitamins… Stay away from dark alleys… Watch your back… I love you… About illness I’m so sorry you’re sick… I’m very concerned… Have you been eating right? Taking your vitamins?
tight·rope (tītʹrōp´) noun 1. A tightly stretched rope, usually of wire, on which acrobats perform high above the ground. 2. An extremely precarious course or situation. “I am always at the beginning,” said The Buddha, on being asked what life was like. Hello 2015. Here we are: at the beginning again. Accidental […]
He sees me June 27, 2014. He loves a freshly cut lawn. He does a down-dog-stretch before squeezing through the rectangular flap of a door. Outside. Sniffing a path, he finds a patch of sun and flops onto his side. Lying still for a minute, he soaks up the warmth […]
Does Issa speak of longing? His tears? Or continuing, despite the tears? I first read these lines a handful of years ago. When I was too attached. Unwilling to go on without— My beautiful boy. I was unable to save him. The smartest doctors in the world were unable to save him. And then, I couldn’t bring him back. […]
Happy stories, sad stories Happy or funny stories compel people to “Like” and “Share” them. Inspirational, uplifting and amusing stories sometimes go viral. That’s the incredible thing about the internet. It can inform, inspire, entertain, and connect us. But, it is counterintuitive to “Like” mournful stories much less “Share” them. Isolating further […]
Life had different plans The day before yesterday (Thursday, May 1, 2014), I had plans to hit the month running, or at least walking. Post the first entry in the new series I’ve been working on. And then meditate—for at least ten minutes (a day)—a personal goal I’ve set for this May. Neither happened though. This day, […]
Poem #30: “S” In a dream a small boy visited me, golden nimbus around his face, lucent white skin and lustrous eyes, green like the Nile. His features captivated me, but I loved his humor the most. His laughs were musical sounds from another place. He stamped smiles and danced with […]
Poem #29: “Deaf” By Sam K. (age 9) Some people say noise hurts their head Some people say they wish they were dead all because it’s oh so loud but I am absolutely wowed for I cannot hear a thing not a single jingle or a ring I cannot think of […]
Poem #28: “ABC’s” Anomalies & Birthdays Cookies & Dogs Earthly Façade Grieving Heart Ideas & Jokes Killdeers & Life Mammoth Nobody Off-and-on Puffy Questions Rabbits, Sages & Teachers Ultramarine Vanishing Waiting… Xeriscaping Yeti Zen ♥
Poem #27: “Dove” After the mourning Dove leaves me with a question Who-are-you – you – you?
Poem #26: “Water” It was all a dream Like writing on water Ripples then glass
Poem #25: “Child” Willower’s child Unopened gift Strong and silent