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


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.


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.


“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…

An Introduction to Tidbits

Today, I find myself with nothing prepared to share. After seven months of consistently posting once a week, of not only having a scheduled sharing-time, but also learning to write for a self-imposed deadline, I am coming up empty. While I have many essays in the making, I have none that are complete. I shall…

Growing in Patience

June 15 2012   “I am driving on a long empty road. I can see my destination at the end of it, and I just want to be there right now. But I’m not telepathic. I want to speed up and get there as fast as possible. But the speed limit is 35 mph. And…

Today, Tuesday

It was a Tuesday, just like this year. It was a Tuesday because that’s when flights were cheapest. They were waiting for me to fly home from Orlando before they took her off life support. So I could be there. I left the happiest place on earth and got on a plane for the first…

Growing In Compassion

The other day, I was discussing with my younger sister the struggle we have in erasing judgmental thoughts from our brains, especially as automatic responses. I was reminded of something I wrote several years ago:   “If you are sitting up on your high horse you may be able to see better what everyone else…