The Burnt Fields

as written November 7, 2013 I asked the question, “Where in my heart has this trial been?” and instantly the imagery appeared: An endless vast field, burnt to the ground. The haze of orange fire on the horizon, smoke choking the sky and searing my lungs, driving my body to the ground. The sharp, pale, […]

Natural Flights

as read November 6, 2013 The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. –Samuel Johnson “A truly powerful force in the universe is that of optimism. Optimism lies at the root of our mental and physical health. Feelings of hope can stimulate the body’s immune system […]

Cranberry Bog

as written October 3, 2013 I missed the fall on the east coast. Desperately. And against the waves of sickness and sadness I drove through the traffic with Nick at my side to watch the cranberries be harvested in Massachusetts. The Ocean Spray commercials were tantalizing, and with everything in me I wanted to see […]

Your Love Is Better Than Christmas

as written to Nicholas September 18, 2013 Thought I should be straight forward this time in my subject line – I don’t need to stop your heart. Not that bitchy way, at least. 🙂 I just wanted to send you some love. Just a few minutes ago, I was reminded how difficult a long distance […]

My Light Remained

as written July 8 through 12, 2013 I couldn’t think of anything more needed than a week bookmaking with Joy and my mother and a group of women who had also chosen to take a breath. To stop the ‘tyrant of time’ in his dreaded march and exist in a simple, delicious bubble of creation, camaraderie, […]

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