Sil–

Words and music notes. That's who I am yet there is deafening sil- . A bundle of chords and emotions, knots of words and thoughts ending in a long pause . . . at rest. Ironic that they make me feel weary, not well-rested. If you could read my mind, would you flee? If you... Continue Reading →

Laundry Detergent

I am low on laundry detergent right now. That's it--that's the punchline. But really it's a metaphor for how the past couple of days, I've been low on energy. Tired. Emotional. Overwhelmed. Overthinking. Anxious. Things that are never a good combination. Things that make being low on laundry detergent seem like a dramatic flare to... Continue Reading →

Memories

It's the nostalgic feeling mixed with an outlander identity that coats my bones and soul as I travel that long-worn road. It's seeing the trees I identified as landmarks as a kid to let me know how far along we actually were down Highway 19, how far we were into that in-between land. It's where... Continue Reading →

Winter Snow

The snow--it's so pure. So beautiful and simple and elegant, a testament to a gentle and gorgeous story whose words lie just beyond the reach of my lips. I'm left in awe of snow-capped rooftops and white blankets so thick on the ground that sidewalks and grass become equal playmates. It's so beautiful. So beautiful... Continue Reading →

Haiku

You said you are fine-- but I can see past your eyes. You, friend, are not fine. If I could make you see . . . see what stirs your raging sea . . . then you would know that your storm is fierce. Gray skies cloud your downcast-set eyes and I can't find a... Continue Reading →

Rippled Lake

She sits there. At least in my mind she does. She sits there, oblivious to all the things she did and all the things she said and all the things she is and all the things she isn't. I can't take it. I saw her indifferent finger, cast against the sunset sky, gently swoop down... Continue Reading →

Five Years

Five years. Five years ago today I was a different person. I wanted different things and dreamed different dreams and felt different passions. Five years ago today I had different strenghts and different weaknesses, different hopes and different fears. The change from teenager to young adult was a transition I needed . . . and... Continue Reading →

Vision

The next step ahead is not as clear as I would like it to be. It's like going through a car wash, vision obscured by soapy water streaking lines down the windshield. I have no control of the vehicle as neutral allows the track to smoothly, gently, lovingly guide the car along. I just have... Continue Reading →

Turtles

These past few days, I have been reflecting on the past year and the upcoming year. How 2020 has been both good and bad, illuminating and uncertain. How 2021 is projected to be the year that saves us all--but how can an abstract concept like a year on a calendar save us from another abstract... Continue Reading →

Rest

Rest, rest, rest awhile. You've been running on empty for too many miles. Curl up in a chair, prop up your feet. Grab a cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, good book, and warm drink. Life is stressful, I know, and you always want to be on the go. But it's hard to go when you don't... Continue Reading →

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