I've been thinking a lot lately about my love of the English language and how when I was a kid I would read a Thesaurus just for fun. Somehow in our attempt to "simplify" everything we have created an entire language with emojis and I doubt anyone under the age of 20 knows what a … Continue reading ❤️🤪❤️😍
As I hold your hand I thought about how many times I studied them, the shape, your fingers, your rings, the softness. I think about the mornings over a cup of coffee and a cigarette and watching how you held your cards while we played our thousandth game of gin rummy. I think about seeing … Continue reading Can you hear me?
Ask for a topic and I get several and really all of them give me ideas that give way to larger discussion! Choices, strength, friends, finding yourself, graduation, marrying into a family (of which I won't touch!), even tick viruses, but I think the thing that is heavy on my mind is "finding myself and … Continue reading Cha cha cha changes
Yesterday was the first day of Spring and the light half of the year is finally upon us. For many of us it is like our life's blood finally starts to flow and warm from the depression and weight of winter's toll. My heart is broken for there are some who didn't make it. My … Continue reading What Could I Have Said?
I go to a women's Bible study at my church on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. I think that I have been going for almost five years, but knowing how time gets away from me, I am not sure. I love this group and I love each of the ladies in this group. When I … Continue reading Wednesday Mornings
I took my Dad home to Kilspendie Kirk in Kilspendis Scotland on Sunday, September 30th, a journey that is now complete. It is no accident that everything that has happened up to this point, either in my life, or in my grief was bringing me full circle even if I didn't know it at the … Continue reading Dad…..peace
......There lies the port: the vessel puffs her sail: There gloom the dark broad seas. My mariners, Souls that have toiled, and wrought, and thought with me – That ever with a frolic welcome took The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed Free hearts, free foreheads – you and I are old; Old age hath … Continue reading Life is poetry…
Recently I have had many friends that have required heart surgery to repair various issues. It rattled some thoughts in my head and I realized that I never seem to think of all of the mechanisms at work that keep my heart pumping. Beside the obvious and magnificent elements that created such a perfect organ … Continue reading Heart Repair at Christmas
I have been very open about my journey with depression and grief. I have answered all of the questions anyone has asked and I have tried to advocate for the "humane treatment" for depression! I have found that most often "pulling yourself up by the bootstraps" doesn't work for clinical depression. Believe me, I've tried … Continue reading December 5th
I remember distinctly when my dad's best friend John turned 60. (I have written about him before) I cried and cried thinking that it was so old and I thought of all of the cruddy things about aging and how horrible it must be and how life was going to be over shortly!! I wove … Continue reading Aging, why did I used to cry??