I am Thinking of You

I am thinking of you, right now. I am thinking of you who cries yourself to sleep each night, you who turns your face away from the light when the sun comes up each morning because a new day brings too much sorrow. I am thinking of you whose spirit is crushed and who wonders…

One Fuzzy, Dirty, Hairy, Chicken Nugget

Imagine for a moment, you’ve just finished baking a fresh batch of homemade chicken nuggets. You used your mom’s very secret and very delicious recipe. People have been trying to get that recipe for years, and you cherish it even more because of it. You walk into the dining room where your 14 month old toddler has…

Carpe Diem!

1,2,3,4,5…1,2,3,4,5…1,2,3,4,5…1,2,3,4,5. Five days in a week… five days we wish away and hurry through on a regular basis in striving towards the weekend… five days that we all but skip over in order to cherish the other two. The weekend is not our pot of gold. Today is. Today is the day we should cherish….

Take the Hand

How do I even begin? Tomorrow will mark another historic day. A new president will be elected to take the controls at the white house. No matter the outcome, many will cheer as though some great victory has been won. Others will boo and curse and threaten to move to Canada. Some may ACTUALLY move…

Letter to The Finisher

Dear Finisher, you’ve never come. My lifelong projects are undone. I’ve sat and watched. I’ve hoped and waited. I’m sure each work that I’ve created dreams they’ll one day be complete, fantasizes that you’ll meet. Piles of papers, bundles of yarn, mountains of stockings that someone should darn, half written plays and a near finished…

Harambe

I generally do not participate in posting about controversial issues online. Even when I have very strong opinions, I bite my tongue… bite my fingernails… wring my knuckles and scream silently to myself or not so silently to my family about the most recent debate. Sometimes I’ll even write a commentary and save it amidst…