What’s A Name?

And she grew when the children began calling her by her name and not, “Hey, you,” as they had been taught. Her stumps grew limbs that embraced the ones who had cut them off, but only after they slept for she knew her blessing would stunt them.  Her heart beat once more to the rhythm Read More …

The First Frost

And I will love you, Said the flower to the bee, When the first frost transforms breath Into crystals that drift to the ground. When our heartbeats cease – Bodies numb, falling – As consciousness unites with the Infinite, Even then, I will know you. And I will love you.           Read More …

Deconstruction

Deconstruction It is the vibration that wakes us.  A shudder that jostles the bed just enough to register in our synapses that something is unusual. We exchange a look, our eyes crusted with sleep and too much binge TV. “Probably a tremor,” you mutter and roll away from me. “Yeah,” I mumble.  However, I’m not Read More …

Do No Harm

Do No Harm.” My mantra for the next month.  The ripple potential stretches wide.  Do no harm to: My body My thoughts (which have a direct link to the body) My relationships with Kiddo and Hubby My friends and family Total strangers The environment The Universe Now the “How” question. Response: Start with “What is Read More …

Shifting Routines

Adopting another being to live in your home creates a shift.  Energy and routines change. I find myself there.  Zoey and Mercedes, the kitty, are developing an uneasy peace. Uneasy more from Mercedes’ point of view.  She understandably gets riled up at this giant creature who puts a big paw on her and insists that Read More …

Meet Zoey Valentina

It’s been a while, I know.  January and February are supposed to be slower months.  Instead, I have found my weeks busy with appointments, colds and an altered routine.  Most recently, we adopted Zoey Valentina, formerly named Cucusa and formerly from Puerto Rico. So the story goes like this…. On Valentine’s Day, we needed a toaster. Read More …

Why Christmas Cards Are Not Obsolete

Christmas cards obsolete?  There has been chatter on the card’s decline for years with two dominate theories.  The first is that there is a limit to the number of meaningful relationships that people can maintain (I.e. – the number of Christmas cards on your mantel, and not Facebook friends, is the measure of reciprocal social networks). In other words, not many Read More …

The Locket

Out of the mouths of babes or so the saying goes… And there is this child who stands by my knee, me a crumpled ruin on the floor, a child who catches my tears for safe-keeping, who says, “people have their truth but it is not your truth and you have your truth but it is Read More …

My Gnarly, Hairy Anxiety Attack

Anxiety sucks. Period.  I’m not entirely sure when it started festering for me, but on July 1st I had my first (and hopefully last) full-blown, call-the-paramedics-I-think-I’m-having-a heart-event anxiety attack. Except I wasn’t dying… Not in front of the child, that thought made my heart race even faster.  “I could publish a textbook on what an ideal heart beat looks Read More …

Anniversary

Today is our 5th anniversary. Has it been that long already?  The toddler sticking her fingers into the wedding cake I am making in celebration is a pretty clear indicator of “yes”.  Where did the time go?  And then I look at what we have come through, the near misses that could have ended the relationship Read More …