The music pulsed from the speaker. She closed her eyes and felt it vibrate through her body. Then, swaying, she danced to the rhythm. Though her eyes were closed, she smiled. Music was the one constant in her life. No matter what happened, music was the only thing always there; it held her and kept…Read more
Choices are a part of life. It’s inevitable that at some point, we will be presented with a choice that will profoundly affect the rest of our lives. Often, once this choice is made, it can’t be undone. You might as well pour gasoline and toss a match on that bridge as you walk away….Read more
My Perfect Friday Night
It’s 77 degrees on a late July Friday evening. She has rum for her and all the fixings for a vodka martini for him. Burgers sizzle on the grill, and Queen currently pumps from the speaker. She sits at the table, happy and content, as she watches him at the grill. He turns and notices…Read more
A Whisper on the Breeze
She stood under the stars, their brilliance illuminating the night. A soft breeze tickled her cheek. She sighed, and the words tumbled out of her mouth; “I love you.” The breeze picked up; trees danced. She heard her words in the rustle of the leaves. “I love you,” repeated the breeze. The warm air flew…Read more
Spontaneity or Chaos?
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not too fond of surprises, specifically those that require me to abruptly change my planned activities. It almost feels as if I’m being violated somehow. Those who know me well give me warnings. “I’m going to go soon,” has turned into my own personal seven-minute bell. What is a…Read more
She heard the bell, behind her and to the right. She swam to the left and forward. Land must be this way. She’d been swimming in the ocean’s tide for what seemed her whole life. She tried to make her way to land and happiness, but it always seemed just out of reach. The bells…Read more
Sunbeams and Lilys.
Holidays. They’re days every child looks forward to and most adults dread. If you don’t dread holidays it’s likely because you are a well-adjusted human with people who love you. It’s sad actually, that many of us do not have that. So we either ignore the holiday as if it doesn’t exist or spend the…Read more
Is Content Enough?
When I think of relationships, I think of two people who love each other. They’re partners in every way; they do their best to ease their partner’s burden, lift them up when they’re feeling down, and share advice and direction when one is drifting. To me, a true partnership is one in which two people…Read more
Hope: defined by Merriam-Webster, as “to cherish a desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be true.” I’ve spent the last couple of years of my life in hopeless despair. For the first year, I was so depressed, that I couldn’t find a reason to continue. My friends soon tired of my depression and…Read more
The Dragon and my Heart
When I was a child and my grandfather was still alive, our family, aunts, uncles, and cousins, would venture to the next town periodically for Chinese Food. I remember two things about those meals; the soup with the noodles that had a piece of meat in the middle, which I now know is wonton soup,…Read more