I Stand In The Doorway

Surrounded by the animated chatter of youth, a mother piles food on plates, busies herself with addressing individual needs, smiles warmly. In another room, a woman lies lifeless, grieving a life now passed, children gone, an absentee mate; she is alone, feels the burden of her inadequacy. I stand in the doorway between the two, […]

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The Ocean Awaits

This old house wraps itself around me, radiates the warmth of memories, a solid testament to the passage of time, offers space to grow, a hospitable and loving place, I am safe here. In my dreams, the ocean awaits, a rhythmic keeper of time, reflecting clouds, moonlight, raging with the storms, in quiet times, calming […]

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Day 264 “Do Not Wait”

“What does this say Mommy?”  A two-year-old peers intently at the letters on a page. “They’re words, Honey.  You’ll have to wait until you go to school to learn to read.” “When will I have a boyfriend?”  A pre-teen wonders aloud. “Not until you’re older,” she’s told.  “Wait a few years yet.” “I can’t wait […]

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