If Only…

“I wish I were rich, for then I would have the money to give to others in need. Then I could make the world a better place.” “I wish I were powerful, for then I would have the power to make good changes for others. Then I could make the world a better place.”  …

Emotional Energy

Anger grasps at the energy around it. It sucks up energy, consumes it. Sadness releases energy. It relaxes, opens up, and lets the energy go.

Choices

Two paths converged in a wood, and I, being the rebel that I am, made a third one.

Neighbors

I always wanted to live next to a brooding, troubled pianist. Or above. Or below. Anywhere close enough to hear him play and begin a fabulous book-worthy romance.

Imperfections

He had a strange mouth, wide and somewhat lopsided, that was all the more appealing in its peculiarities.

Flying

It’s not really the fear of falling, is it? We’ve been conditioned to know that falling can’t last forever. It’s the fear of what happens when the falling stops that cripples us. If we could just enjoy the falling itself for what it is… the falling is amazing.

Blinders

I shan’t be moved. Do you suppose for one minute that there is anything you can say or do that will change my mind? It is my right to stand here, and I shall do so. I am a staunch, unwavering, determined individual. I am right, and you cannot change my mind about that.

Mirth

“You shouldn’t have!” His giggle was delightful, his eyes shyly downcast, while the upward curve of his lips decried a secret pleasure he eagerly desired to share. His nose twitched, his eyelashes fluttered, and then, unable to hold it back any longer, he released the sweetest laugh they had ever heard. In half a moment,…

Birds of a Feather

“To be stared at, to be constantly watched, just because one’s plumage is of an eye-catching color is nothing short of perturbing.” “Yet, honestly, darling, would it not be just as insulting to be ignored?”

Water Lily

She was so perfectly delicate, as though she had been crafted by the hands of a master artist out of the finest glass, that no one ever suspected there was a burning energy within her, roiling and spitting. She was a volcano lying in wait, knowing that the day she erupted, she would change the…