The pines are gracefully silhouetted against the early morning sky, and through my window, I hear the beginnings of a brand new day. Birds with cheery hearts tweet their welcome with a full and lively song, and the cool air breezes gently in, which brings much refreshment. The stillness out on the lake, mirrors the … More This present patience…
So.. apparently this feeling that I’ve swallowed a fork, and it went down sideways, is a thing. For about 6 months now, I keep feeling like something has been literally stuck in my neck, making it feel like I have swallowed a large vitamin, and it’s lodged there…immovable. I’ve had my thyroid checked, and had … More “ The lump in my throat..”
What is the significance of butterflies? I have always wondered about this.. They come in such a variety of remarkable colors.. stunning in their coloration, and markings. I have known people who have tattooed them upon their person, to remember a child that was lost, or had been killed. A particular story I am recalling, … More A blue butterfly🦋…..
My nose is cold, and when I breathe it all in, I sniffle a little, but it is the most refreshing air… this north country cottage air. It clears the head, and as I welcome the crisp fresh air into my lungs, I am grateful.. to be here.. once again… at a place where time … More The fresh growth….
This phrase can leave me to wondering….exactly where do all roads lead? Do they lead me to you, to him, her, them? Or is it to a more specific place, a plateau after a rigorous climb up a steep mountain face? Is it to the resting and knowing place that I am where I am … More All roads lead…..
With still half asleep eyes, I shrugged on my light grey tights, black tee shirt, and jacket, and since I’m sporting three day hair, that’s in desperate need of a fresh shampoo, a stocking cap seemed the best option. It was a brisk morning, and the girl beagle looked expectedly up at me, as I … More “Hallelujah anyhow…”
We just celebrated the 80th birthday of my Mother. This day is considered by the world to be an important milestone in a person’s life. There are several of my Mothers’ contemporaries, who are also having this birthday celebration. It is this season, when you realize that it is you who are in your fifties, … More What are the reasons?…..
I took a plane ride last week to come out to the Pacific Northwest to see my sons in their house in Oregon. My travels took me from Toronto to Calgary, which reminded me longingly of Denver, then briefly to Seattle, then on into Portland. I try and go the most economical way, so that … More A House becomes a Home…
It can be the most excruciating thing to do.. The simple question of asking someone to help you, just uttering these two simple works makes my tongue feel thick in my mouth, and my saliva pool at the back of my throat. I have so much pride, yup, I do, and I’m like a belligerent … More Asking for help…
The interior of her bedroom was “ all good,” she said. There was a bed, and layers of covers, and an adjoining full bath, with a multi stone colored counter. The walls were a light grey, but the room lacked her warmth and sunny personality. I teased my friend Kathy, that it was like she … More The Transformation….