It's not that I don't respect or understand the importance of rules. It's just that I've always recognized the fact that if someone is breaking a rule, they probably have something important to say. Rules? I thought we were talking about fear. Leading into the real message of this piece requires a bit of staging, … Continue reading Fear
The reality of it is that in my youth I did not know how to invest myself in others. Boys were more of a social experiment than anything and my girls were...well, taken for granted, if you want the truth. Now? I think there is a song that says "you can't always get what you … Continue reading A star is born.
Why do we wait so long to come back to center, thinking that somehow swinging the pendulum this way or that will get us where we're going? Maybe it's just me. The facts are as follows: it will end the way it's going to end. Fear is an illusion when it holds us back from … Continue reading Dear friends,
Are you trying to kill me, diva planner?
The other day someone asked, "To what do I owe this kindness?", and I was suddenly fearful for the future. Why? Because the marketplace of relationships in which I choose to participate does not utilize such currency, nor would I ever want to raise a child in a society where this is so. But, alas. For … Continue reading “To What Do I Owe This Kindness?” And Other Sick Phrases
"Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily." Isaiah 58:8 The allure of her reticence gingerly tugs at me begging for just a glimpse. "May I have a word, Miss?" she whispers in her jolly, mocking way. My habit of running about, this way and that, excusing … Continue reading Dawn
The first few chords of yet another sappy country song strum over the airwaves, prompting an elegant, perfectly manicured hand to reach for the volume control. Her dark, stormy blue eyes are sharp and alert, darting systematically from road to rear-view mirror to road again, her left hand solidly gripping the steering wheel. A wisp … Continue reading Tamara Sue
This perceived "mission" to fall off the grid actually began as a small experiment in which I would be reducing the amount of time spent staring at a screen and just rebelling against the overall notion that social media is a necessary way of life now. I just can't go with the herd, folks. It's … Continue reading Unplugged: Learning to be Still
As a child I renounced the very notion of fear. This enmity was not in vain, as I was ever seeking to overcome my own fears, rational or not...some paralyzing, even. This is an age old tale. Don't stop me if you've heard it. Courage is the right word. I was courageous. Okay, fine. Mom … Continue reading Virgin Valor
Lest I bore you with yet another post-holiday "reflections" piece, let me spare you by reviewing the highlights and then I'll go straight in for the kill. My four year old was...for lack of a more easily understood parenting term...bratty this Christmas. My family was sparse, either sick or crabby, and we were even down … Continue reading For someone who never makes resolutions…