A Moment of Pettiness And Petulance

Photo by: Andre Hunter on Unsplash.com I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to sit down and write. I don’t think I have anything to say that will be of value or contribute to the greater discourse. At least, not today. Today, I’m not feeling that great physically or mentally. My body hurts,…

A Long A Silver Wire

Photo By Carlos Alberto Gómez Iñiguez on Unsplash.com “Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” ― Sylvia Plath My life has been put on hold for a few months now as I’m sure, has yours.…

It’s Time To Be Uncomfortable!

Photo by Maria Oswalt on Unsplash.com “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel Today, I’m keeping this short because, honestly, I’m at a loss. So much pain and sorrow. So many…

The Power and Limitations of Prayer

Photo By Toa Heftiba on Unsplash.com I believe in the power of prayer. Thought I should just get that out before I go on to contradict myself or stir up a nest of angry fire ants. Made that mistake once and, believe me, there are someplace you just don’t want ants to bite. Sensitive places.…

A Werewolf On An Open Road?

Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost It’s a clear night and the stars shine brightly. The air is warm, almost too warm for this time of year, but no one’s complaining. Well, no one else is awake right…

Please, Don’t Pity Me

Photo By Daniel Schludi on Unsplash Dread crawls up my spine like a snake wrapping itself around a tree branch. It clings to my bones. I feel its muscles flex as it holds on for dear life. It lifts its head, its tongue laps up the air, and it waits. There’s a strong breeze. It’s…

The Storytellers Lies

Photo by Hasan Almasi on Unsplash “I could no longer discern what was real and what was fake. Everything, including the present, seemed to be both too much and nothing at all.” ― Clemantine Wamariya, The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After I enjoy a good conspiracy theory but it…

Can You Zip That Up, Please?

Photo by: Nick Fewings on Unsplash Do we dare to compare our scars or our pain? Is it measuring contest? Do you have a ruler or should I find one? We can whip it out right here if that will make you feel better. On the count of three? One…Two…Hold up, this is just silly!…

On The Winds Of Nowhere

Photo by: Tanya Nevidoma on Unsplash “He's a real nowhere man, Sitting in his Nowhere Land, Making all his nowhere plans for nobody. Doesn't have a point of view, Knows not where he's going to, Isn't he a bit like you and me?” ― The Beatles, Revolver, Vocal Score I have nothing to say. Maybe I…