All I Ever Wanted

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one. ~Rumi Looking outside from my kitchen window, I’m overjoyed by the scene that unfolds before my eyes and I’m happily distracted by the chaos of kids all smilesContinue reading “All I Ever Wanted”

The Writer’s Way

If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it—I might be writing in my dreams. ~Terri Guillemets   On a crisp, invigorating after-dinner walk throughout my neighborhood, stretching across the main way and down the winding path carefully lined with trees and showcasing the nature sights and sounds of early spring,Continue reading “The Writer’s Way”

Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane/Don’t know when I’ll be back again

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double. ~ Toni Morrison Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee/Calls back the lovely April of her prime. ~ William Shakespeare In September, my mother is treating my sisters and me toContinue reading “Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane/Don’t know when I’ll be back again”

To Everything, There is a Season

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~Hal Borland Freshly fallen, a white powdery snow blankets the outside world that I gaze upon through neglected windows covered in a cold winter’s film. This pure white snow is almost angelic in its appearance, a delicate blanket to the green life that teases our hopesContinue reading “To Everything, There is a Season”